Jaquet Droz presents a new version of the Grande Seconde Off-Centered in a red gold case with black jade dial.
Marrying the depth of mineral with the warmth of red gold, this new composition of the
Grande Seconde Off-Centered offers a pure, atypical vision of Fine Watchmaking as dreamed up by Jaquet Droz. Its new theme of gold and black jade brings together the principal codes of the Maison in a 43 mm timepiece that breaks with conventions.
The design of the Grande Seconde was created by Pierre Jaquet-Droz almost three centuries ago. The alignment of the hours and minutes with the independent large seconds is respected but along a slightly slanted axis, from 1 o’clock to 7 o’clock.
Black jade is an extremely hard stone, thanks to the presence of metal in its composition, and requires lengthy polishing to reveal the tiny silver inclusions that are its hidden secret. Almost imperceptible to the naked eye, they enrich black jade with a unique reflection that allows knowledgeable collectors to distinguish it from onyx.
For their new Grande Seconde Off-Centered model, Jaquet Droz has opted for an elegant dial made from this valued stone.
Worked by hand as a mineral sheet just 1mm thick, it is paired with a red gold case featuring warm, coppery highlights. The two circles and fine hands are also in red gold.
The black jade dial version of the Grande Seconde Off-Centered watch is limited to 88 pieces.
Model: Grande Seconde Off-Centered Black Jade
Numerus Clausus of 88
Jaquet Droz 2663A.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight
Jeweling: 30 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.
Off-centered hours and minutes at 1 o’clock
Large off-centered second at 7 o’clock
18-karat red gold case
Diameter 43 mm
Height 12.00 mm
Winding crown at 4 o’clock
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)
Black jade dial
18-karat red gold appliques
Hands: 18-karat red gold
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator
18-karat red gold ardillon buckle