Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel

Debuting at Baselworld 2018, the Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel watch pays homage to the mysterious and complex choreography that links Earth to Sun and Moon to Earth. Enhanced with a moon phase complication, the model acknowledges the significance of the lunar cycle to watchmakers.

A technical as well as artistic marvel, this watch displays the phases of the lunar cycle from the new moon to the last quarter, while staying true to the clean aesthetic of the Grande Seconde collection and the signature Jaquet Droz figure 8. The lunar spectacle of the double-level dial in black Grand Feu enamel – with its applied satin-finish ring, 18-carat red gold star appliques, and 22-carat gold moon crowning a black onyx moon disk.

Rated for a power reserve of 68 hours, the self-winding mechanical movement of this watch features balance spring made with silicon, a revolutionary material renowned for its friction and corrosion-resistance properties. Thanks to the unique lunar mechanism developed by Jaquet Droz, the moon phase requires correction only once every 122 years.

Dressed in a 43m diameter 18-carat red gold case, the Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel comes fitted with a black rolled-edge alligator strap that secures the timepiece to the wrist. A hand indicates the date, and the astronomical moon phases at 6 o’clock can be set using the corrector at 8 o’clock.

Technical details
Collection: Grande Seconde
Model: Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel
Reference: J007533201

Movement
Jaquet Droz 2660QL3, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight
30 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes, large off-centered second
Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock
Astronomical moon phase at 6 o’clock

Case
18-carat red gold
Diameter Ø 43 mm
Height 13.23 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Double level black Grand Feu enamel dial with 18-karat red gold applied ring
Black onyx moon disc, star and moon appliques in 18-karat red gold and 22-karat gold respectively

Hands
Hours, minutes, seconds and date in 18-karat red gold
Date with red varnished tip

Bracelet
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator
18-carat red gold ardillon buckle

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