Presented in 2019 of every a decision of sand-impacted silver, blue or beige dim dial matched to a steel case or a valuable Grand Feu enamel dial framed by a red gold case (you can peruse our introduction article here ), the Grande Seconde Off-Centered Chronograph by Jaquet Droz is currently accessible, interestingly, likewise with an onyx dial.
In accordance with its long practice of utilizing valuable stones for the dials of its manifestations, Jaquet Droz exploits the supreme obscurity of onyx to present the dial of this new model a staggering profundity and power. The ideal dark shade of this mineral makes each detail of the composition truly stick out.
Off-centered at 1 o’clock, the applied hour markers in white gold component a roundabout glossy silk finish. The hands are mirror cleaned, while those of the chronograph and date are cleaned. The huge focal seconds is outfitted with an openwork stabilizer. The retrograde date, situated at 7 o’clock, circles the chronograph’s 30-minute counter.
The 43 mm x 14.83 mm hardened steel case with the crown at 4 o’clock houses the Jaquet Droz 26M5R type, an automatic monopusher chronograph with column wheel that is displayed through the sapphire precious stone.
The openwork swaying weight in red gold offers an unhampered perspective on the conventional Fine Watchmaking wraps up, including the Cotes de Genève adornment applied to each scaffold.
Beating at 21,600 vibrations each hour and conveying a 40-hour power hold, this movement consolidates a silicon balance spring that ensures protection from magnetic fields and temperature varieties.
Matched to a moved edge hand-made dark croc tie, the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered Chronograph Onyx ref. J007830270 has a cost of Euro 21,500. jaquet-droz.com
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