JAQUET DROZ – GRANDE SECONDE SW
SW, the range of sports-style watches by Jaquet Droz, welcomes two new steel and bi-metal watches with a link or textile strap. A modern way to highlight the famous 8 adorning the dial on the “Grande Seconde” watches
While Jaquet Droz is inseparable from dials with ivory “Grand Feu” enamel, the arts and crafts professions, the double loop forming a perfectly balanced 8 and a dark blue colour, these near-traditions are sometimes disrupted by timepieces that stand out from the rest and are more contemporary. This is the case for the SW collection, now enriched by four new models. The family of sports-style watches has been joined by the Grande Seconde SW available in two models, one made of steel and the other of rose gold, and each with a choice of straps featuring three rows of links or a resistant black textile.
The large new Jaquet Droz watch has a 45mm case equipped with a screw-in crown and moulded with black rubber, plus a notched bezel available in steel or rose gold. A sort of metal bridge separates the dial in two horizontally and meets up with two imposing pieces, placed at 3 and 9 o’clock, respectively, on the bezel and running down the sides of the case.
This elegant setting contains the calibre JD 2663A.Si-D, which is revealed through the opening in the case back. The self-winding movement runs at 28,800 vibrations an hour (4Hz) and provides 68 hours of power reserve – like most timepieces made by the watchmakers from La Chaux-de-Fonds – with the help of a double barrel.
The black dial on the Grande Seconde SW with its gentle satiny tones is adorned with a silver or golden bevelled figure 8. Each of the loops in the magic number embraces a sunken subdial: the hours and minutes, off-centred at 12 o’clock and displayed with luminous-tipped hands, and the famous Grande Seconde with its slender second hand and a moon-tipped counterweight placed towards 6 o’clock.
Price: 15,150 CHF (steel) – 18,600 CHF (steel on steel) – 20,450 CHF (steel/rose gold on textile) – 28,100 CHF (steel/rose gold on metal) jaquet-droz.com
By Sharmila Bertin