Jaquet Droz celebrates its 280th anniversary this year. With this new model, the brand is paying tribute to the Grande Seconde, the iconic wristwatch line introduced in 2002. The Grande Second Tribute is limited to 88 pieces and presented in an exclusive box. Also, it is the first time Jaquet Droz offers a wristwatch version in yellow gold.
Drawing on its heritage, the brand has preserved the perfect design created by Pierre Jaquet-Droz. The Grande Seconde Tribute watch features the hours and minutes counter at 12 o’clock, with indexes alternating between Roman and Arabic numerals two centuries before it was common place, for the perfect readability of two dials in line with one another. At 6 o’clock, the large seconds counter sweeps around a slightly larger circle, breathing life into the signature Jaquet Droz figure “8”.
The model boasts a Grand Feu enamel dial with an ivory tone. The hand-assembled Caliber 2663 self-winding mechanical movement features two barrels, ensuring almost three days of power reserve (68 hours). Its precision is guaranteed by a silicon escapement (balance spring and pallet lugs), making it resistant to variations in magnetic fields and temperatures.
The oscillating weight features two decorations specific to the Grande Seconde Tribute. Decorated with traditional hand guilloche, this oscillating weight also boasts the brand’s two symbolic stars.
Collection: Grande Seconde
Model: Grande Seconde Tribute
Numerus Clausus of 88
Jaquet Droz 2663.Si, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, 18-karat yellow gold oscillating weight
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h
Off-centered hours and minutes, large off-centered second
18-karat yellow gold case
Diameter Ø 43 mm
Height 11.48 mm
Limited individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance to 3 bar (30 meters)
Ivory Grand Feu enamel dial
Individual limited edition serial number in red enamel
18-karat yellow gold hands
Rolled-edge hand-made blue alligator strap
18-karat yellow gold ardillon buckle