jaquet droz grande seconde tribute


Enhancing the layout of a legendary dial, Jaquet Droz has provided a new, refined combination with warm tones, like a golden sheath.

First launched in 2002, the Grande Seconde is now the aesthetic flagship for Jaquet Droz’s contemporary watches. Available in a wide range of materials – red gold, ceramic, steel – the model now comes with a 43mm-wide yellow-gold case. This limited edition of 88 pieces was introduced at Baselworld 2018 and celebrates the 280th anniversary of the brand in unique style. On the ivory-coloured “Grand Feu” enamel dial of the Grande Seconde “Hommage”, we can see the very distinctive layout that helps it stand out from the other designs available on the watch market. At 12 o’clock, a disc displays Roman and Arabic numerals with the hour and minute hands. In the lower part of the dial, a larger, off-centred circle displays the sub-seconds. The two geometric shapes overlap to form a figure 8. This artistic display also provides excellent readability.

jaquet droz grande seconde tribute detailsThe time is displayed with the help of an automatic movement. With its two barrels, the calibre 2663 provides the watch with 68 hours of power reserve. The yellow-gold rotor that is visible through the sapphire caseback is enhanced by a hand-made guilloché pattern and by two engraved stars, another of Jaquet Droz’s symbols.

This elegant model comes with a strap made of blue alligator leather. It can be worn beneath the sleeves of a made-to-measure shirt and jacket or with a “casual chic” outfit.

Price: 21,900 EUR

By Dan Diaconu