There is something about the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde . The realistic effortlessness of its plan and guilefully made developments are for sure extraordinary and engaging. Its refined style, on the double timeless and current, is presently enriched with another sign for explorers. Here are our considerations about the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time.
The peculiarity of the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde lies in an unmistakable, suffering impression of style that was enlivened by the moderate plan of a pocket watch made by the incomparable Pierre Jaquet-Droz in the late 18th century. The “Dual Time” acquired the assortment’s perfect lines and shrewd effortlessness, with its two topsy turvy dials marginally covering to depict a figure eight. The upper dial shows the neighborhood time. The lower dial shows concentrically the seconds, the date (hand with a red tip) and a subsequent time-zone (with a 24-hour hand) and is of adequate scale to permit all signs to be perused easily.
The watch comes in three distinct varieties; it is accessible in steel with a silver opaline dial or a profound dark onyx dial including white gold applied rings. The pink gold variant highlights an amazing feu veneer dial, with the very smooth grayish shading that satisfied us in the standard (non-dual-time) form . The smooth moderate dark onyx dial variant supplies the watch with an unmistakable current character while the other two forms are with regards to the brand’s conventional style.
The brand’s Haute Horlogerie accreditations need little presentation. The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time is controlled by the 2663H24 type. This twin-barrel development with programmed winding highlights a free-sprung balance, a silicon balance spring and silicon bed horns. It runs at an advanced 28,800 vibrations each hour (4Hz) and offers a solid force hold of 65 hours (above and beyond thinking about the programmed winding). It is stylishly satisfying and wonderfully got done with Cotes de Genève emanating from the equilibrium haggle open-worked rotor, charmingly got done with cleaned chamfers and iced surfaces. Like all Jaquet Droz developments, it is engraved with a cloverleaf, the mysterious mark of the Maison.
The 2663H24 type is housed in a proportional round case with a meager bezel. At 43mm, it has extraordinary presence even on bigger wrists. Both the date and second time-zone can be set by means of the crown. This makes rectification simpler, and the shortfall of a corrector looking into it leaves its bends intact.
A rembordé croc calfskin lash sets the last touch. It is shut with a steel collapsing clasp or pink gold pin clasp. More subtleties on jaquet-droz.com .