JAQUET DROZ Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel

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Time in Evolution

Jaquet Droz has written a new chapter in the story of the Grande Seconde by incorporating a silicon balance spring in the escapement of its movement and rethinking its aesthetic aspect.

The Grande Seconde Quantième, launched in 2011 and inspired by one of the brand's legendary models, reveals a new face and movement this year, reenergizing the conventions upheld by Jaquet Droz and reaffirming its excellence as a watchmaker.

For the first time, major changes have been made to the movement with the addition of a silicon balance spring and inversed horns on the pallets fork. Silicon is a highly flexible material that only a small number of watchmaking brands have mastered how to use.  It can withstand shock and variations in temperature and pressure, and its properties allow it to remain unaffected by magnetic fields, maintaining perfect stability over time.

As with all its movements, Jaquet Droz plays with a range of fine finishing techniques: the plates are circular-grained above and below, the wheels are chamfered, shaped and circular-grained, the steel parts are chamfered and softened, and there are patterns of straight lines and hand-polished angles. All these features compose a unique aesthetic signature, visible through the watch's transparent case-back. For the launch of the new Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel, the movement is further embellished with fanned Côtes de Genève decoration, which reinforces the brand's identity.  

Such modernity, however, is executed with state of the art perfection. The enlarged bridges and the finishes that bring together tones of gray and black give this model a more contemporary feel, all the while integrating perfectly with the brand's decorative signature.

In tandem with these significant changes, the Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel's dial, available in two versions - red or white gold with a diameter of 39 or 43 millimeters - has also undergone an aesthetic evolution. It has been double enameled using the historic Grand Feu enamel technique, peculiar to Jaquet Droz.  This gives a lower subdial of increased depth that accentuates the beautiful balance between the two subdials as they describe a figure eight, the brand's lucky number.

By focusing on changes of a technical and aesthetic nature, Jaquet Droz has again expressed its watchmaking philosophy - the prioritizing of evolution over revolution, while in no way compromising its values of high standards and excellence in terms of both mechanics and ornament.

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Reference
J007033200
 
Overview
Ivory Grand Feu enamel, double level. Red gold case. Automatic movement. Power reserve of 68 hours. 43 mm diameter.
 
Movement 
Jaquet Droz 2660Q2.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance, double barrel, flat bridges, red gold oscillating weight
 
Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes, large seconds subdial
Pointer-type date display at 6 o'clock
 
Jewelling
30 jewels
 
Power reserve
68 hours
 
Frequency
28,800 v.p.h
 
Case
Red gold, 43 mm diameter
Height 12.21 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
 
Water resistance
3 bar (30 meters)
 
Dial
Ivory Grand Feu enamel, double level
 
Hands
Hours, minutes, seconds and dates in red gold
Date with red varnished tip
 
Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator leather strap
 
Buckle
Red gold ardillon 
Reference
J007034200
 
Overview
Ivory Grand Feu enamel, double level. White gold case. Automatic movement. Power reserve of 68 hours. 43 mm diameter.
 
Movement 
Jaquet Droz 2660Q2.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance, double barrel, flat bridges, white gold oscillating weight
 
Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes, large seconds subdial
Pointer-type date display at 6 o'clock
 
Jewelling
30 jewels
 
Power reserve
68 hours
 
Frequency
28,800 v.p.h
 
Case
White gold, 43 mm diameter
Height 12.21 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
 
Water resistance
3 bar (30 meters)
 
Dial
Ivory Grand Feu enamel, double level
 
Hands
Hours, minutes, seconds and dates in blued steel
Date with red varnished tip
 
Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator leather strap
 
Buckle
White gold ardillon
Reference
J007013200
 
Overview
Ivory Grand Feu enamel, double level. Red gold case. Automatic movement. Power reserve of 68 hours. 39 mm diameter.
 
Movement 
Jaquet Droz 2660Q2.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance, double barrel, flat bridges, red gold oscillating weight
 
Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes, large seconds subdial
Pointer-type date display at 6 o'clock
 
Jewelling
30 jewels
 
Power reserve
68 hours
 
Frequency
28,800 v.p.h
 
Case
Red gold, 39 mm diameter
Height 12.13 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
 
Water resistance
3 bar (30 meters)
 
Dial
Ivory Grand Feu enamel, double level
 
Hands
Hours, minutes, seconds and dates in red gold
Date with red varnished tip
 
Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator leather strap
 
Buckle
Red gold ardillon 
Reference
J007014200
 
Overview
Ivory Grand Feu enamel, double level. White gold case. Automatic movement. Power reserve of 68 hours. 39 mm diameter.
 
Movement 
Jaquet Droz 2660Q2.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance, double barrel, flat bridges, white gold oscillating weight
 
Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes, large seconds subdial
Pointer-type date display at 6 o'clock
 
Jewelling
30 jewels
 
Power reserve
68 hours
 
Frequency
28,800 v.p.h
 
Case
White gold, 39 mm diameter
Height 12.13 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
 
Water resistance
3 bar (30 meters)
 
Dial
Ivory Grand Feu enamel, double level
 
Hands
Hours, minutes, seconds and dates in blued steel
Date with red varnished tip
 
Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator leather strap
 
Buckle
White gold ardillon 

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