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Presenting the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde chrono
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Presenting the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde chrono

Tuesday, 26 November 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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Jaquet Droz has introduced a new complication – a monopusher chronograph – to its Grande Seconde. A limited-edition version is joined by three other variations, this time in the regular collection.

The Jaquet Grande Seconde Chronograph is equipped a movement, exclusive to Jaquet Droz, which uses a column wheel construction in keeping with the great watchmaking tradition of the chronograph. It also incorporates a silicon balance spring that guarantees resistance to magnetic fields and temperature variations. The volumes and proportions of this caliber have been tailored to the highly specific geometry of the Grande Seconde.

Grande Seconde silver © Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde silver © Jaquet Droz

Jaquet Droz presents this creation in two versions: a highly limited inaugural edition (numerus clausus of only 88 pieces), along with three permanent additions to the collection. The red gold limited edition boasts an eye-catching Grand Feu enamel dial. This ivory-colored dial is a tribute in wristwatch form to the earliest pocket watches by Pierre Jaquet-Droz.

Grande Seconde ivory Grand Feu enamel © Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde ivory Grand Feu enamel © Jaquet Droz

In complement to this limited edition, Jaquet Droz today presents a trio of more contemporary variations on the timepiece that offer two distinctive features. First, a steel case, as always measuring 43mm. The dial is available in a choice of sand-blasted silver, blue or taupe gray. An off-centered dial is the second standout feature of this steel trio. While it has made an appearance in previous Grande Seconde collections, Jaquet Droz gives it a fresh twist here to produce a contemporary, unusual and lively aesthetic for the new chronograph. In complement to the crown now shifted to 4 o’clock, the off-centered dial puts the finishing touches to the originality of these models.

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