Ja­quet Droz Grande Se­conde Moon Black enamel

A lu­nar mar­vel that wor­ships the BLACK of night.

Golf Vacations (Malaysia) - - Collection - By Keef Wong

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.

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