With the Grande Seconde Off-Centered Ivory Enamel, Jaquet Droz combines classic watchmaking tradition with the imagination that is their house trademark. A milestone in the history of the Manufacture , the Grande Seconde features two dials that, intertwined, form the number eight, a house motif. One dial indicates the hours and minutes, the other tracks the passing of the sixty seconds in a minute. The size of the seconds-hand and the incredible fineness of its profile evoke the myriad opportunities lying dormant in each passing minute.
They are saluted by the elegance and graphic interest of this timepiece. Its dials and winding stem have been repositioned to give this watch a new look. The decorative motif, an artistic interpretation of mechanical gears, sets off the ivory hue of the Grand Feu enamel and the radiance of the red gold case. Finally, the winding stem at four o’clock has always intrigued aficionados.
The watch retails for $20,000.
About Jaquet Droz
Pierre Jaquet-Droz was born in 1721 on a small farm (La Ferme de Sur le Pont) in La Chaux-de-Fonds. He began to take a serious interest in clockmaking and precision mechanics under the tutelage of older relatives from the Brandt-di-Grieurin, Sandoz and Robert families. It proved to be a true revelation for him. Discover more about Jaquet Droz here.