When you think Jaquet Droz, you for the most part have as a main priority the picture of a smooth and exquisite watch, described by the 8-molded presentation of the dial . The greater part of their collections are on the dressy side, in any case, it is hard for a standard brand to overlook openings, for example, the games watch market. But… How to blend the refined and mark show of Jaquet Droz with a sporty and striking clothing? This is the hard errand of the Grande Seconde SW collection , which has recently been marginally updated, with new dials, two-tone forms and metal wristband options.
What we have before us is a greater amount of a development of the collection, to give it a touch of natural air, as opposed to a whole facelift. The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW isn’t another watch – as we checked on it here – anyway for 2017, it will get some slight visual updates. The Grande Seconde SW is the striking and outwardly complex understanding of the Jaquet Droz 8-figure idea. This collection firmly diverges from the remainder of the watches created by the brand, as the vast majority of them are exquisite, generally dressy and – as their fundamental trademark – are exceptionally spotless. Here, we have the inverse. The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW is complex, sharp and architectural.
Its 45mm case assumes the presence of a traditional bowl-molded focal holder, one which is altogether ensured. In reality, it has emptied, three-sided carries, and is additionally encompassed by a case-watch with two snares from the caseback (one of which serves as a crown monitor). The “got” stylish is additionally supported by a sporty scored bezel (which is currently brushed rather than cleaned beforehand ). For 2017, two primary oddities are to be seen. The first is the appearance of two-tone renditions ( we advised you, steel-and-gold is making a tremendous comeback “), blending hardened steel in with 18k red gold. Gold is utilized for the bezel, for the hands, for the cross-over extension that crosses the dial and for the 8-formed ring that circles the dial. Additionally, you can discover it on the focal connection of the metallic arm band – which drives us to the second novelty.
To support the liveliness and intensity of the Grande Seconde SW, Jaquet Droz presently offers the alternative of a metallic wristband (full steel or steel-and-gold, contingent upon the form). To complement the plan of the case – exceptionally secured at this point engineering, these arm bands have three incompletely openworked joins summoning the hauls’ plan, and also feature screws that reverberation those of the case. For the rest, there is no development. We locate a similar curiously large and elastic formed crown, and inside the case, the natural Caliber 2663A-S, a wonderfully finished programmed development with an 18-carat white gold turbine rotor. The dark rutherium-treated extensions have a corner to corner Côtes de Genève design and the slants are polished. Double barrels give 68 hours of force save and the development ticks at a cutting edge 4Hz recurrence, with silicon balance spring and bed horns.
Finally, the dials of the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW models are presently somewhat sleeker than previously, to make the watch outwardly more current. No more Geneva stripes, all things considered, basic vertically brushed dials. Close by the metallic wristbands, dark material ties with collapsing clasps are additionally accessible. Costs go from CHF 15,150 to CHF 28,100 (subtleties in the specs below). More insights regarding the 2017 Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW on www.jaquet-droz.com .
Technical Specifications – Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW, 2017 Collection
- Case: 45mm width x 11.93mm thick – tempered steel or steel-and-gold (18k red gold) – sapphire precious stone on the two sides – 50m water resistant
- Dial: Satin-completed dark dial, 18-karat gold applied ring
- Movement: Jaquet Droz 2663A, in-house type – self-winding mechanical – silicon balance spring and bed horns – twofold barrel with 68h force hold – 4Hz recurrence – hours, minutes, seconds
- Strap/bracelet: Rolled-edge hand-made dark texture with collapsing clasp – Steel or steel-and-gold bracelet
- Reference: J029030548 (steel on material) – J029030148 (steel on steel wristband) – J029037541 (steel/red gold on material) – J029037141 (steel/red gold on two-tone metal bracelet)
- Price: CHF 15,150 (steel on material) – CHF 18,600 (steel on steel wristband) – CHF 20,450 (steel/red gold on material) – CHF 28,100 (steel/red gold on two-tone metal bracelet)