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Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel - BaselWorld 2018

Marina Milojević | 01.25.18 | 06:49 PM

The house of Jaquet Droz is giving us an early preview of its BaselWorld 2018 novelties. The legendary Swiss watchmaker since 1738, introduces the Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel, a new watch in the Grande Seconde collection debuting at this year’s watch and jeweler show. The outstanding new model is crafted from 18-karat red gold and paired with a sleek black enamel dial. Universally recognized for the avant-garde lines of its design, the Grande Seconde features two overlapping sub-dials forming a harmoniously symmetrical figure eight - the symbol of infinity and eternity, and the Maison’s lucky number.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel

One of the most emblematic models of the house, The Grande Seconde, is inspired by the Pocket Watch created by Pierre Jaquet-Droz in 1784. In its modern day rendition, the legend of the brand homage to the moon. One of its gold-rimmed sub-dials is dedicated to the astronomical moon phase complication designed to track the current phase of our moon in the lunar cycle. It indicates the cycle of the moon, cycle from the new moon to the last quarter, by showing the illuminated portion of its body as It appears from Earth.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel - caliber 2660QL3

The moon phase is set against the black Grand Feu enamel backdrop, encircled with a satin-finish ring, adorned with 18-karat red gold star appliques, and equipped with a glorious 22-carat gold moon. This romantic complication can be set using the corrector located at 8 o’clock. However, it requires only one correction once every 122 years. A red-tipped hand stretching from the center of the same sub-counter indicates the date, while the slender gold hand shows the running seconds.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel

The upper sub-dial serves as an off-centered hour and minute indicator. The functions of the watch are powered by  the self-winding mechanical movement Jaquet Droz 2660QL3, which is said to be equipped with a silicon balance spring and pallet horns. Equipped with double barrel, it offers around 68 hours of power reserve. A see-through case-back provides a glimpse at its mysterious workings, showcasing the finely decorated 18-karat red gold oscillating weight.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel, reference J007533201, measures 43mm in diameter and comes with a black rolled-edge alligator strap. The model will be officially unveiled at this year’s BaselWorld trade show, which takes place from Thursday March 22 – Tuesday March 27, 2018. For more information, please visit jaquetdroz.com.

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