Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black enamel
A lunar marvel that worships the BLACK of night.
With this newest release, Jaquet Droz takes us back in time to when the moon was man’s sole manner to measure the passing of months. Before any calendars were developed, all man had was to look at the passing of the moon as it cycled away from a full moon and back.
Part of the Grande Seconde collection, this model features a black enamel dial and debuted at Baselworld 2018. Enhanced with a moon phase complication, the model acknowledges the significance of the lunar cycle and pays homage to the complex choreography that links Earth to Sun and Moon to Earth.
A technical and artistic marvel, the watch represents the phases of the lunar cycle while staying true to the clear aesthetic of the Grande Seconde collection and the signature Jaquet Droz figure eight.
The double-level dial in black Grand Feu enamel houses the self-winding mechanical movement that harnesses the marvellous properties of silicon. Silicon is friction-resistant and corrosion-resistant, a key contributor to the moon phase mechanism developed by Jaquet Droz that requires correction only once every 122 years.
The applied satin-finish ring, 18-carat red gold star appliques and 22-carat gold moon crowning a black onyx moon disk make for an incomparably graceful dial. The Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel is part of a legacy of the most sophisticated watches in existence.
With this model, Jaquet Droz acknowledges the origins of watchmaking in mystical astral phenomena and returns to the human desire to make sense of the movements of the celestial bodies, which over centuries, has evolved into our present-day marking of time.