The new Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon watch in red gold displays its watchmaking precision, pushing the founding principal of the skeleton movement to the extreme: a minimum amount of material for the maximum amount of rigidity and light. It has a new skeleton structure design that focuses on straight lines, angles, modernity and perfect symmetry.
The bridges, finished in black, confer a powerful matte appearance. The tourbillon cage follows the geometry of the skeleton movement, with a triple cross shape which, once a minute, aligns perfectly with its bridges.
The hands, including the seconds hand that is attached to the tourbillon cage, have been redesigned to be more slender and majestic. They sweep over the two “multi-tier” dials, of which the first is crafted from sapphire and displays the seconds, minutes and hours ring, and is adorned with gold indexes.
The second dial in Swiss smoky quartz plays with light and empty spaces that contrast with the figure eight shape – the aesthetic signature of the Grande Seconde collection.
To support the body of the watch, the bottom plate has been completely reworked with three objectives in mind: to distribute the circulating forces around the movement, thus ensuring it is sturdy and allowing as much light to pass through as possible.
It is housed in a red gold 41 mm case and its large opening offers a complete view of the movement. In this creation, Jaquet Droz has worked on down to the smallest detail, with special attention given to the finishes of the bridges and screws.
The red gold 18K skeletonized oscillating weight, visible from the back yet invisible from the dial, provides the Skelet-One Tourbillon with a 7-day power reserve.
Collection: Grande Seconde
Model: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon, Red Gold
Jaquet Droz 2625SQ, self-winding skeleton tourbillon movement, black treatment, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, titanium tourbillon frame, single barrel
18-karat red gold oscillating weight
Individual serial number engraved on the oscillating weight
Power reserve: 7 days
Frequency: 21,600 v.p.h.
Off-centered hours and minutes at 6 o’clock
Tourbillon frame and off-centered seconds at 12 o’clock
18-karat red gold case
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 13.36 mm
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)
Smoky quartz base
Indexes and dial fixing screws in 18-karat red gold
18-karat red gold hands
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator strap with 18-karat red gold folding clasp