Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième New 41mm Models

The iconic Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième watch, whose off-center display combines a seamless view of the hours and minutes with the precision of a large second hand, is now available in a 41mm version.

In this new size, Jaquet Droz has taken a fresh approach to several design elements. This makes the Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm an authentic creation, and by no means is it simply a smaller version of an existing model.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Titanium Gray, Reference: J007020350
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Titanium Gray, Reference: J007020350

Everything, or almost everything, has been given a second look. The redesign begins with the case itself, which is now 41 mm. It was thinned down slightly to make it lighter on the wrist and more compatible with its new diameter. This serves to preserve the proportions, and most remarkably the original piece’s balance and modern feel.

New finishes were also specially developed for this collection. There is a wide range of Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm watches with Grand Feu enamel dials, a long-practiced art Jaquet Droz has mastered and one of its most recognizable signatures.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel, Reference: J007023200
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel, Reference: J007023200

The dials now come in ivory tones as well as and deep blue, burgundy and anthracite. Each shade was specially crafted for this latest collection, the result extensive research on enamel powders and hand-firing techniques to produce the exact color variations desired.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Burgundy Enamel, Reference: J007023202
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Burgundy Enamel, Reference: J007023202

The date is displayed at 6 o’clock with an 18-carat red gold applique. In addition to these four colors, there is also a matte black dial, a titanium gray sandblasted version and a last one in sandblasted silver. No fewer than seven models in all are being unveiled at once, forming an entire collection of Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm timepieces.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Matte Black, Reference: J007020349
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Matte Black, Reference: J007020349

Each distinctly different variation gives collectors a chance to satisfy their personal tastes. The first four versions with classic watchmaking aesthetics are on offer with the case, appliques and oscillating weight in red gold on an alligator strap matching the Grand Feu enamel dial.

Jaquet Droz GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIEME IVORY ENAMEL watch caseback view

The other three models feature a contemporary steel case suited for more modern finishes such as matching velvety soft calfskin straps and gold, rhodium-plated or colored appliques that strike dramatic contrasts. They include an open-worked oscillating weight for optimal rewinding and an unobstructed view of the hand-assembled Jaquet Droz self-winding movement that ensures a nearly three-day power reserve (68 hours).

Jaquet Droz J007020349_GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIEME MATTE BLACK watch caseback view

Like almost all of Jaquet Droz’s modern-day creations, a silicon balance spring is used to control the isochronism and make the timepiece resistant to temperature changes, magnetic fields and shock.

Technical details

Collection: Grande Seconde Collection

Movement

Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, oscillating weight in heavy metal
Jeweling: 30 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

Indications

Off-centered hours and minutes at 12 o’clock
Large off-centered second at 6 o’clock
Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock

Models

Model: Grande Seconde Quantième Matte Black, Reference: J007020349

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Matte Black, Reference: J007020349

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter 41 mm
Height 12.10 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Matte black dial
Rhodium-plated applique
18-karat white gold indexes

Hands
Rhodium-plated hours, minutes, seconds and date
Date with lacquered red tip

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black calf leather
Stainless steel folding clasp

Model: Grande Seconde Quantième Titanium Gray, Reference: J007020350

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Titanium Gray, Reference: J007020350

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter 41 mm
Height 12.10 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Titanium gray sand-blasted dial
Applique with blue treatment
Indexes in 18-karat white gold with blue treatment

Hands
Blued steel hours, minutes, seconds and date
Date with lacquered red tip

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made dark blue calf leather
Stainless steel folding clasp

Model: Grande Seconde Quantième Silver, Reference: J007020351

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Silver, Reference: J007020351

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter 41 mm
Height 12.10 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Silver sand-blasted dial
Applique with gray treatment
18-karat white gold indexes with gray treatment

Hands
Hours, minutes, seconds and date with gray treatment
Date with lacquered red tip

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made dark gray calf leather
Stainless steel folding clasp

Model: Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel, Reference: J007023200

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel, Reference: J007023200

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 12.10 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Double level ivory Grand Feu enamel dial
18-karat red gold applique

Hands
18-karat red gold
Date with lacquered red tip

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made light brown alligator
18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

Model: Grande Seconde Quantième Dark Blue Enamel, Reference: J007023201

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Dark Blue Enamel, Reference: J007023201

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 12.10 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Double level dark blue Grand Feu enamel dial
18-karat red gold applique

Hands
18-karat red gold
Date with lacquered red tip

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made dark blue alligator
18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

Model: Grande Seconde Quantième Burgundy Enamel, Reference: J007023202

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Burgundy Enamel, Reference: J007023202

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 12.10 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Double level burgundy Grand Feu enamel dial
18-karat red gold applique

Hands
18-karat red gold
Date with lacquered red tip

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made burgundy alligator
18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

Model: Grande Seconde Quantième Anthracite Enamel, Reference: J007023203

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Anthracite Enamel, Reference: J007023203

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter 41 mm
Height 12.10 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Double level anthracite Grand Feu enamel dial
18-karat red gold applique

Hands
18-karat red gold
Date with lacquered red tip

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made brown alligator
18-karat red gold ardillon buckle