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Since it was first es­tab­lished in 1738, Ja­quet Droz has per­pet­u­ated the spirit of in­no­va­tion and aes­thetic re­fine­ment of its founder, Pierre Ja­quet-droz. Ja­quet Droz time­pieces have al­ways com­bined de­sign, ma­te­ri­als and ex­per­tise with the most un­ex­pected me­chan­i­cal re­fine­ments.

1. The Grande Sec­onde Skelet-one marks a real stylis­tic turn­ing point in the his­tory of the Ja­quet Droz Ate­liers de Haute Hor­logerie. This creation al­lows light to pen­e­trate the in­ner depths of the mech­a­nism on the brand’s iconic model, while pre­serv­ing the “8” shape that forms its aes­thetic sig­na­ture. The back of the watch of­fers a clear view of the com­po­nents, in­clud­ing the dou­ble bar­rel and a hol­lowed os­cil­lat­ing weight on which the watch’s num­ber is en­graved. 2. For its 280th an­niver­sary the brand pays trib­ute to the Grande Sec­onde first brought back to life in 2002. With the new Grande Sec­onde Trib­ute, lim­ited to 88 pieces, it is the first time a wrist­watch ver­sion is of­fered in yel­low gold. The model is adorned with a dial in Grand Feu enamel, a cen­turies-old tech­nique that re­mains dif­fi­cult to achieve, and to which only a hand­ful of watch­mak­ers can lay claim. 3. Lady 8 Flower is a lim­ited edi­tion of 8 pieces and fea­tures a flo­ral mo­tif that hon­ors the nat­u­ral­ist tra­di­tion of the brand. It show­cases a lace-like bou­quet of flow­ers carved from mother-of-pearl. The au­tom­a­ton is po­si­tioned at the top of the time­piece, an­i­mated by a pusher at 2 o’clock. When the pusher is pressed, it ac­ti­vates a lo­tus flower with gold pe­tals that open to re­veal a di­a­mond. 4. An iconic model in the Ja­quet Droz phi­los­o­phy, the Grande Sec­onde Moon Black Enamel fea­tures a new watch­mak­ing com­pli­ca­tion: a moon phase dis­play. The as­tro­nom­i­cal moon phase re­quires cor­rec­tion only once ev­ery 122 years and 46 days.




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