Introduced by Jaquet Droz in 2019, the Grande Seconde Off-Centered Chronograph is now available with an onyx dial for the very first time.
The perfect black color of onyx allows Jaquet Droz to design a composition from which the smallest detail and slightest reflection can be admired. Such is the case with the hour markers, off-center at 1 o’clock, whose fine white gold appliqué features a circular satin finish.
The hands are mirror polished, while those of the chronograph and date are polished. The large central seconds is equipped with an openwork counterweight, and the date with a solid counterweight, evoking a full moon or new moon against a black backdrop like the vastness of space itself.
The next highlight of this beautiful “off-center” dial lay-out is the retrograde date display at 7 o’clock that also houses the chronograph’s 30-minute counter.
The Jaquet Droz 26M5R caliber, an automatic monopusher chronograph with column wheel, can be admired through a sapphire crystal case back. This movement features an openwork oscillating weight in red gold and Cotes de Genève decorations on each bridge. These traditional Fine Watchmaking finishes, which today combine with advanced technologies such as the silicon escapement, guarantee increased precision, unaffected by magnetism and temperature variations.
Model: Grande Seconde Off-Centered Chronograph Black Onyx
Jaquet Droz 26M5R, monopusher chronograph, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, single barrel, column wheel, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight
Jeweling: 34 jewels
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 21,600 v.p.h.
Off-centered hours and minutes at 1 o’clock
Centred chronograph seconds
Chronograph 30-minute subdial at 7 o’clock
Off-centered retrograde date at 7 o’clock
Stainless steel case, crown push-button
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 14.83 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)
Black onyx dial with 18-karat white gold applique
Date with lacquered red tip
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator
Stainless steel folding clasp