Inspired by the Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s pocket watch created in 1784, the famous Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde luxury watches are immediately recognizable by their avant-garde lines and two sub-dials describing the brand’s iconic figure eight. Being a symbol of infinity, eternity, balance, and completeness, this distinctive figure-eight design also determines the highest quality and even rarity of all exclusive timepieces produced by this Swiss brand.
This year, Jaquet Droz has introduced four updated models from the Grande Seconde collection. These new design watches are distinguished by their 39mm cases, instead of the usual 43mm version, and off-centered sub-dials. The hours and minutes are now placed at the 2 o’clock position, while the large separate seconds hand sub-dial is located at 7 o’clock, which creates an eye-catching asymmetrical design. The dynamic and innovative character of Jaquet Droz high-end watches is clearly seen in each of the four new Grande Seconde models.
Grande Seconde Off-Centered Onyx
The Grande Seconde Off-Centered Onyx (Ref. J006010270) is presented in a 39mm stainless steel case fitted with a hand-made black alligator leather strap that is secured by a matching stainless steel folding clasp. Its beautiful black onyx dial features two off-centered sub-dials with rhodium treated hands, each surrounded by an 18k white gold applied ring.
Grande Seconde Off-Centered Ivory Enamel
The Grande Seconde Off-Centered Ivory Enamel (Ref. J006013200) comes in an exquisite 39mm 18k red gold case complemented by a classic hand-made black alligator leather strap with an 18k red gold ardillon buckle. Its Ivory Grand Feu enamel dial is distinguished by 18k red gold hands and printed railway tracks that encircle each of the two sub-dials.
Grande Seconde Off-Centered Aventurine
The Grande Seconde Off-Centered Aventurine (Ref. J006010271) is enclosed in a 39mm stainless steel case decorated with 176 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.19 carats. Its aventurine dial bears rhodium treated hands and two 18k white gold rings that surround sub-dials. This model is presented on a hand-made dark blue alligator leather strap secured by a stainless steel folding clasp.
Grande Seconde Off-Centered Silver
The Grande Seconde Off-Centered Silver (Ref. J006010240) comes in a 39mm stainless steel case with a hand-made black alligator leather strap secured by a stainless steel folding clasp. Its dial is silver opaline, with blued stainless steel hands and two sub-dials encircled by railway tracks.
Each piece of Jaquet Droz new design watches is equipped with an in-house self-winding mechanical movement built on 30 jewels. It operates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and ensures 68 hours of power reserve. The water resistance of the new model is up to 30 meters. It is also worth noting that unlike other watches from the Grande Seconde collection, the winding crown of the Off-Centered model is placed at the 4 o’clock position, which adds another unique touch to its overall design. Thus, whatever version you choose, the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered is sure to underline your impeccable taste and style.