GRANDE SECONDE SKELET-ONE CERAMIC
A TOUCH OF BLUE
In 2018, the Skelet-One combined ceramics and red gold. The year, the model is back with a sublime chromatic design that is both sophisticated and modern.
Last year, Jaquet Droz moved out of its traditional comfort zone, where the brand so excels, with the Grande Seconde Skelet-One Ceramic, a watch with a striking design and no dial. The curves and design of the open-work architecture played on the light to help bring out the time display. The watchmakers have continued to explore this aesthetic path with a new model. As its name implies, the 41.5mm-wide case is again made of a high-tech material that is almost impossible to scratch, as well as being harder and lighter than steel. A dynamic coating gives it an anthracite tone that highlights its contemporary feel. The bridges are the same colour and stretch out like a spider’s web to hold the calibre’s components captive. In this monochrome world, the hour and minute hands move around a steel disc, while the off-centred second hand turns above a translucent sapphire surface. The three blued hands perfectly stand out in an uncluttered staging for optimal readability.
The sculptural design gives pride of place to the automatic movement’s components. The calibre 2663 SQ, with two barrels and a rotor made of grey gold, guarantee a comfortable power reserve of 68 hours.
To make it ideal for all occasions and to match any clothing style, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One Ceramic comes with a blue fabric strap and a folding clasp.
Price: 24,850 CHF jaquet-droz.com
By Dan Diaconu
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