Jaquet-Droz manifestations are solitary, identifiable initially. A modern interpretation of a rich inheritance, their design exude an enduring watchmaking custom: unadulterated, exquisite styling with an appealing ‘je-ne-sais-quoi’. This adaptable watch comes in numerous cycles, regardless of whether it be the energetic Grande Second SW or the more ‘dressy’ Grande Second Off-Centered . The most recent adaptations, three restricted versions, come with a ceramic case and add a Clous de Paris dial to the mix.
The tone and material of the dial, obviously, has a ton of effect. Of course, that’s something that we at Monochrome are more than mindful of. In any case, we’re somewhat astonished to see the consequence of the new Clous de Paris example to the dials of three ceramic restricted release Grande Seconde models from Jaquet Droz. These are currently divulged in three ‘monochrome’ restricted releases of 28 pieces each.
Fashioned out of dark or white ceramic, the 44 mm case outlines a finished dial whose exemplary design is complemented by a ‘Clous de Paris’ guilloche. This guilloché design is portrayed by the emblazoning of little (for this situation pyramidal) handles. Such decoration is all the more regularly utilized on dials, bezels, or even the whole case ( like with this URWERK )!
There are three new watches, of which two in dark and one in white. The white ceramic and one of the dark ceramic forms are the ‘normal’ Grande Second including the notable dial design with an enormous seconds subdial at the 6 o’clock position, and a little hours and minutes subdial at the upper portion of the watch’ face. A third form, additionally in dark, adds a force save sign at the 9 o’clock position.
Powering the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Ceramic ‘Clous de Paris’ restricted versions is the programmed type JD2663, in view of the flawlessly designed and developed FP1150 type. The type JD4063D-S power save Grande Seconde ceramic ‘Clous de Paris’ uses a similar base with the expansion of the force hold sign. Working at 28,800 vibrations each hour (4Hz), it offers a sound force save of 65 hours.
Turning the watch more than, one can appreciate the exceptionally decent development finish – not that we would expect anything less from the brand. The scaffolds are decorated with Geneva stripes radiating from the middle. The rotor includes a sunray design engraved in relief.
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Ceramic Cclous de Paris is combined with cool texture lashes coordinating the finished dials. These are gotten with either a 18k pink gold pin clasp (for the white ceramic variant) or a dark PVD-covered steel/ceramic collapsing buckle.
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Technical determinations – Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Ceramic Clous de Paris
- Case: 44 mm x 12.33 mm (13.03 mm for the force hold form) – ceramic case – sapphire precious stone with antireflective covering on the two sides – sapphire caseback – 3 ATM/30 m water resistant
- Movement: type JD2663 (JD4063D-S for power save form) – self-winding – 68h force hold – 28’800 vph – 30 gems – topsy turvy hours and minutes, and enormous unbalanced seconds
- Strap: texture tie with pin gold ardillon clasp (white ceramic) or steel–ceramic collapsing clasp (dark ceramic)
- Limitation: restricted releases of 28 pieces each
- Price: CHF 15.050/ CHF 17.300 (power save version)