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Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl

Marina Milojević | 02.05.17 | 03:58 PM

Ahead of the BaselWorld 2017, and just before the Valentine’s Day, the house of Jaquet Droz dedicates one of its timepieces to women. The new Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl is described as a marvel of feminine beauty, and an epitome of watchmaking virtuosity. The perfect fusion of the finest Swiss savoir-faire in mechanics and adornments, Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl is inspired by the age of Enlightenment. Much more than a watch that simply tells time, the iconic Grande Seconde model serves as a stage for a series of artistic moments.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl

Its dial is crafted from one of the nature’s most beautiful and most fragile materials – mother-of-pearl. As fragile and delicate as it appears to be, nacre requires amazing dexterity to prevent chipping. Its finely finished, shimmering surface is encapsulated in a perfectly round, 39 mm case made of red gold. Its bezel and its lugs are set with brilliant-cut diamonds of the highest quality. The sparkling precious stones have also been used to outline two subdials forming a figure 8, the Maison’s lucky number, which also reflects the rarity of limited editions. The dial is completed with Roman numeral indexes for hours and minutes and the blued-steel hands.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl

The soft, feminine creation is bold and daring on the inside. Its powerful movement is fitted with a tourbillon, which remains one of the most demanding complications in watchmaking. For the first time ever, Jaquet Droz has equipped one of its tourbillons with a silicon balance spring and pallet horns. Flexible yet sturdy silicon is almost like a magical material that is rust-proof as well as insensitive to magnetism, non-extreme temperature changes and atmospheric pressure. Jaquet Droz 25JD.Si, self-winding tourbillon movement with a 7-day power reserve, features the gold oscillating weight adorned with white mother-of-pearl, which can be admired through the sapphire case-back. The movement's bridges are adorned with a fanned Côtes de Genève design, while the case is mounted on a white satin strap, with a diamond-set folding clasp.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl is available in a limited edition of 88 pieces worldwide. Reference number J013013580. Total carat weight: 382 diamonds, 1.76 carats

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