Jaquet Droz is donating a very special one-of-a-kind Grande Seconde Skelet-One timepiece to the 2019 Only Watch auction.
Jaquet Droz has been a sponsor of Only Watch since the beginning and donated to all seven editions. The proceeds of the auction go to fund research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a degenerative condition with genetic causes that affects thousands of children and young adults worldwide.
In recent years Only Watch has spearheaded fundraising efforts to fight the condition. Of almost $40 million raised by the charity, 99% has gone to fund research. The auction is held every two years and has been a huge success time and again thanks to the generous sponsorship of watchmaking brands. Jaquet Droz is among the prestigious Fine Watchmaking brands that pledge one-of-a-kind timepieces to the Only Watch auction, time after time.
In 2019, Jaquet Droz has chosen to donate an exclusive variation of its new Grande Seconde Skelet-One Ceramic—a piece that marks a watershed in the centuries-old history of the Grande Seconde.
In this one-of-a-kind edition, the rail-track, the gold hour, minute and seconds hands, and the rolled-edge hand-made strap are all reinterpreted in red. Contrasting with the black ceramic of the case and hour ring, red has been chosen as the color of love—and the flag of Monaco, where the charity is based.
Model: Grande Seconde Skelet-One Ceramic
Unique piece for Only Watch 2019
Jaquet Droz 2663 SQ, self-winding skeleton mechanical movement, black treatment, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, 18-karat white gold oscillating weight
“Pièce unique” engraved on the oscillating weight
Jeweling: 30 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.
Off-centered hours and minutes, large off-centred second
Black ceramic case
Diameter 41.5 mm
Height 12.48 mm
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)
Black ceramic hour circle
Indexes and dial fixing screws in 18-karat white gold
Hands: 18-karat gold, red varnish
Rolled-edge hand-made red fabric
Stainless steel and ceramic folding clasp with black PVD treatment