In 2017, Jaquet Droz integrated a moon stage complication into one of its most meaningful models, the Grande Seconde.
The primary test for Jaquet Droz watchmakers in the combination of the moon stage show was keeping up the critical components of the dial and, specifically, the immaculateness of the two intertwined dials which structure a figure eight, the image of completion and abundance.
For its Grande Seconde Moon, Jaquet Droz picked a purported cosmic moon stage, requiring change just once like clockwork and 46 days. On account of its painstakingly contemplated gear proportion, the uniquely created “instrument 135” is significantly more exact than a conventional 59-tooth model, which aggregates a blunder of one day in around two years, 7 months and 20 days.
The completions of the various adaptations accessible are astounding: from the splendor of gleaming opaline to the profound dark of onyx, up to the valuable ivory Grand Feu veneer.
Situated at the core of the lower dial devoted to the date with an immediate drive seconds hand, the moon circle is made of onyx in the dark form and blued steel in the other two models. In the two cases little gold stars gleam on the dim foundation.
Every day, the moon circle pivots clockwise dependably addressing the moon’s cycle. Comprehensibility is ideal gratitude to an extraordinarily planned twofold level dial. A corrector situated at 8 o’clock empowers the proprietor to set and change the moon stage with a basic push of the pointer that accompanies the watch.
The 43 mm case comes in tempered steel or in red gold for the ivory lacquer form which is embellished with an applied glossy silk finish red gold roundabout ring. Water opposition is 30 meters/100 feet.
Oneself winding Jaquet Droz 2660QL3 mechanical development with silicon balance spring and bed horns beats at 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations each hour). Its twofold barrel offers a force save of 68 hours.
Costs are Euro 15,800/US$15,200 for the steel model with brilliant opaline dial, Euro 18,000/US$17,300 for the steel model with dark onyx dial, a Jaquet Droz shop selective, and Euro 30,000/US$28,900 in red-gold with ivory veneer dial. The individual number of each piece is engraved working on it back. jaquet-droz.com