Jaquet Droz


My favourite Dress Watch company has just released yet another Grail watch that I wish I could afford! One of these days I will get my hands on a 43mm+ Jaquet Droz, and if I’m lucky, a Ceramic one! While these Ceramic Models are on Rubber straps and are less dressy than their Stainless and Gold brethren, they still fit the bill.

Specs:
Case Material: Black Ceramic
Case Diameter: 44mm
Movement: Jaquet Droz Caliber 2663, 28,000 v.p.h, 30 Jewels
Strap: Rubber

From Jaquet Droz:
“Contemporary in spirit, this timepiece displays an elegance that is intended to last: the 44 mm watchcase is made of resistant ceramic, whose color and radiance will never fade. The Manufacture has now complemented this exceptionally strong material, the hands in black gold with a touch of red on the tip of the seconds hand and the six markers it indicates. This new chromatic signature, which suggests an authentic, highly refined luxury that is entirely contemporary, brings a new dynamism to the two interlinked circles and it strengthens the compelling power of the number 8, the Manufacture’s symbol of good fortune. The same quest for perfection yielded the opaline black dial, and by the contrast between the matt face and the gleaming ring, carefully integrated.”

JAQUET DROZ – Grande Seconde SW Red Gold

In unveiling the new Grande Seconde SW Red Gold, Jaquet Droz adds a noble touch of distinction to its sports line in a model combining technical performance and ultimate elegance in a fascinating dialogue between red and black. Red gold is featured first and foremost on the case, as well as on the three-dimensional ring surrounding the two counters of this model with its superbly masculine lines. It also enhances the fluted bezel with its resolutely distinctive design, together with the applied plaques, the openworked horns, the hands and the folding clasp. Its glowing radiance makes a powerful contrast with the dark matt shade of the rubber strap, dial and crown. This stunning model represents an exclusive response to the expectations and demands of devotees of fine horological mechanisms.

Movement
Automatic, ruthenium-treated, Jaquet Droz Calibre 2663A-S, 28,800 vph, 30 jewels, twin barrels, PVD-treated 18K white gold oscillating weight, 68-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds

Case
18K red gold, 45 mm
Rubber-moulded crown
Individual series number engraved on the caseback
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 bar

Dial
Black, rubber-coated
18K red gold applied ring and plaques
18K red gold hands, tips enhanced with Super-LumiNova

Strap
Black rubber with 18K red gold folding clasp, black PVD-treated steel folding blade

Jaquet Droz launches a new SW Chronograph, using their new more modern and sport watch design. I am a big fan of Jaquet Droz’s gentleman’s watches, and while I like the SW Chronograph, I’m not sure I like it as much as I like their more traditional offerings. The pushers and crown are cast Rubber, creating a unique feel.

Specifications
Case: stainless steel
Diameter: 45mm
Water Resistance: 50m
Movement: Jaquet Droz caliber 6885-S column wheel chronograph with a 22kt white gold rotor, 37 jewels, 21,600 vph and 40hr power reserve.

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