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A Tribute to 280 years of tradition at Jaquet Droz
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A Tribute to 280 years of tradition at Jaquet Droz

Wednesday, 16 May 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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Jaquet Droz celebrates its 280th anniversary with the Grande Seconde Tribute – a special version of the now iconic Grande Seconde that saw daylight in 2002. This limited edition of 88 pieces comes with a Grand Feu enamel dial and, for the first time, a yellow gold case.

Since the Grande Seconde by Jaquet Droz was brought back to life in 2002, its line has become an icon. It is this aesthetic tradition that Jaquet Droz celebrates today as part of its 280th anniversary. With the Grande Second Tribute, limited to 88 pieces, it is the first time the brand offers a wristwatch version in yellow gold, a clear continuation of a story begun in 1784

Grande Seconde Pocket watch © Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Pocket watch © Jaquet Droz

Drawing on its heritage, the brand has preserved the perfect design created by Pierre Jaquet-Droz. It features the hours and minutes counter at 12 o’clock, with indexes alternating between Roman and Arabic numerals for the perfect readability of two dials in line with one another. At 6 o’clock, the large seconds counter sweeps around a slightly larger circle, breathing life into the signature Jaquet Droz figure “8”. The model is also adorned with a dial in Grand Feu enamel, a centuries-old technique.

Grande Seconde Tribute © Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Tribute © Jaquet Droz

The Caliber 2663, a self-winding mechanical movement, features two barrels, ensuring almost three days of power reserve. Its precision is guaranteed by a silicon escapement, making it resistant to variations in magnetic fields and temperatures. Finally, its oscillating weight features two decorations specific to the Grande Seconde Tribute. First, it is decorated with traditional hand guilloché. Then there are the brand’s two symbolic stars.

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