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Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered Meteorite and Stromatolite

Marina Milojević | 06.19.18 | 03:35 AM

The house of Jaquet Droz unveils two exclusive new versions of its flagship Grande Seconde Off-Centered model. In line with the great naturalist tradition, Jaquet Droz celebrates the origins of life with a line of new timepieces featuring a wearable fragment of the universe that has traveled through space and time.

Grande Seconde Off-Centered Meteorite
J006013270 – Grande Seconde Off-Centered Meteorite 39 mm
J006033271 - Grande Seconde Off-Centered Meteorite 43 mm

The latest rendition of the iconic Grande Seconde Off-Centered Meteorite watch features three limited series comprising of 88 pieces each: a 39 mm model, a 39 mm diamond-set model, and a 43 mm model. Each of them has a completely unique dial created from the genuine meteorite – a fragment of a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid originating in outer space, that survived the passage through the Earth’s atmosphere. All three of them come in a 18-karat red gold case, with the jewel-set version featuring 256 diamonds (1.53 carats) adorning the bezel.

Grande Seconde Off-Centered Meteorite

J006013271 – Grande Seconde Off-Centered Meteorite 39 mm with diamonds

Jaquet Droz’s watchmakers have used rare fragments of meteorite and stromatolite to cut out from them disk shapes to fit the dial of the new collection. Meteorite, known for its density and hardness, is composed from iron and nickel. Stromatolite, on the other hand, is a fossilized sedimentary rock, dating back 3.5 billion years, which contains living components as well as fossils. The new line of stromatolite watches pays homage to this angular stone composed of life on Earth. The Stomatolite models are limited to only three pieces: a 39 mm model, a 39 mm model set with diamonds, and a 43 mm model – all in a red gold case.

Grande Seconde Off-Centered StromatoliteGrande Seconde Off-Centered Stromatolite
Grande Seconde Off-Centered Stromatolite

J006013272 - J006013274 - J006013276
Grande Seconde Off-Centered Stromatolite 39mm
J006013273 - J006013275 - J006013277
Grande Seconde Off-Centered Stromatolite 39mm with diamonds
J006033272 - J006033273 - J006033274
Grande Seconde Off-Centered Stromatolite 43 mm

 Grande Seconde Off-Centered Meteorite

The watches are powered by the self-winding mechanical movement caliber Jacquet Droz 2663.P/2663A.P. The mechanism is equipped with a silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges, and 18-karat red gold oscillating weight. The rear side of the movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back. The movement beats at a frequency of 28.800 vibrations per hour, providing a minimum of 68 hours of power reserve.

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