Hands-on Review: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm

Hands-on Review: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm

The Grande Seconde model is the most unmistakable watch of Jaquet Droz. The wristwatch was acquainted in 2002 motivated with the plan of a pocket watch made by Pierre Jaquet-Droz in 1784 with hours and minutes counter at 12 o’clock and a bigger seconds counter at 6 o’clock to make the mark Jaquet Droz figure “8”. A few varieties have been created around this model. Perhaps the most appreciated is the Grande Seconde Quantième that adds a pragmatic and enhancing date show to the signs of hours, minutes and seconds. Last May, Jaquet Droz extended the Grande Seconde Quantième assortment with another average size scope of models described by 41 mm cases that join the 39mm and 43 mm variants. A sum of seven new references of the Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm were dispatched, three in treated steel with matte dark, sandblasted titanium dim and sandblasted silver dials and four in red gold with valuable polish dials in ivory tones just as dark blue, burgundy and anthracite. We as of late had the joy to go involved with four of these models and we are presently enchanted to share our impressions along with some live pictures.  specifically, we evaluated the accompanying references: – ref. J007020350 in tempered steel with titanium dim sand-impacted dial and 18-karat white gold lists and applique with blue treatment; – ref. J007020351 in tempered steel with silver sandblasted dial with 18-karat white gold lists and applique with dim treatment; – ref. J007023201 in 18-karat red gold with twofold level dim blue Grand Feu veneer dial and red gold applique;  – ref. J007023202 in 18-karat red gold with twofold level burgundy Grand Feu lacquer dial and red gold applique.  Rather than simply resizing it, Jaquet Droz updated numerous components of its notorious model.  The 41 mm round case isn’t just more modest yet in addition more slender (12.10 mm) to protect the wonderful extents and further improve the comfort on the wrist that is superb, likewise on account of the somewhat bended etched carries and a graceful moved edge hand-made calfskin or crocodile lash. The watch is water impervious to a pressing factor of up to 3 bar (roughly 30 meters/100 feet). The enormous crown is engraved with the brand’s two representative stars that address the author of the brand, Pierre Jaquet-Droz, and his child. The thin bezel of the case outlines dials that are rich of charme. New completes were exceptionally created for the Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm. The steel models assessed here component silver or titanium dim sandblasted dials and white gold files with dark or blue treatment, respectively.  The glossy silk completed the process of ring of the pointer-type date show at 6 o’clock is likewise created from white gold with dim or blue treatment. A third form, not appeared in this article, offers a matte dark dial with white gold records and rhodium-plated applique. The red gold models become much more valuable gratitude to Grand Feu veneer dials in a tasteful dark blue or in a snazzy burgundy (ivory and anthracite tones are likewise available).  Ultra-fine powders and exactness furnaces are utilized to get these extraordinary dials whose tones and graining are unalterable. Subsequent to going through a few progressive firings at temperatures of somewhere in the range of 780 and 800 degrees Celsius, the veneer will hold its excellence and overlook time.  When you turn the watch, the sapphire gem case back offers an exhibition that has not less appeal to the eyes of a watch fan. Oneself winding Jaquet Droz 2660Q2 type beats at 28,800 vibrations each hour (4 Hz) and ensures 68 hours of independence because of its twofold barrel. It is furnished with silicon balance spring and bed horns for more prominent life span and expanded exactness. Indeed, silicon is rust-evidence, non-attractive and unaffected by temperature variances. The 18-karat red gold wavering weight is openworked to uncover the delightful completions of this hand-gathered production development. A wristwatch offering unrivaled polish, perfect completions and a cutting edge “motor” to control it, the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme 41 mm retails at Euro 9,900 in treated steel or Euro 20,700 in red gold with lacquer dial. jaquet-droz.com Suggested perusing: – Our visit to the Ateliers Jaquet Droz