Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed

The Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed by Jaquet Droz is yet another model based on the Grande Seconde watch that Pierre Jaquet-Droz created in 1784, towards the end of his life. That piece had just hours and minutes above, and seconds on the larger subdial below. This new version is more modern in design, and combines the date with the seconds. The dials are in brushed sunray finish, which radiates not from the dial centre but from the pivot of the second and dates hands. The indices are in white gold, and the strap is in alligator with a stainless steel folding clasp. There are two case sizes, 39 mm and 43 mm, and two finishes, silvered and anthracite grey. Water resistance for all versions is 3 atm. As for the 18th-century original, the most significant feature of these watches is the feeling of space that you get from the dial. Something relatively rare in modern watchmaking.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed

High-tech movement

The Jaquet Droz 2660Q2.P calibre is a self-winding mechanical movement, incorporating the latest technology in the form of a silicon balance spring and pallet horns. Two mainspring barrels provide a power reserve of 68 hours. There are 30 jewels, and the balance runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour. The nicely-finished bridges and the open-worked oscillating weight can be viewed through the sapphire caseback.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed caseback

Price

All four versions of the Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed by Jaquet Droz cost 9,750 Swiss francs, $9,500.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed, ref. J007010242

This watch has a satin-brushed grey sunray dial, a stainless steel case, and it is 39 mm in diameter, 12.13 mm thick. The serial number is engraved on the caseback.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed, ref. J007010243

This watch has a satin-brushed anthracite sunray dial, a stainless steel case, and it is 39 mm in diameter, 12.13 mm thick.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed, ref. J007030247

This watch has a satin-brushed grey sunray dial, a stainless steel case, and it is 43 mm in diameter, 12.13 mm thick.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed, ref. J007030248

This watch has a satin-brushed anthracite sunray dial, a stainless steel case, and it is 43 mm in diameter, 12.13 mm thick.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed

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