Jaquet Droz The Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine

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The poetry in the mineral glitter of a star-strewn night sky embodied

A dial and oscillating weight cut from a disc of aventurine now graces the Grande Seconde Tourbillon, Jaquet Droz’s legendary timepiece. For the very first time, the spellbinding display of its tourbillon is enhanced by the poetic, mineral glitter of a star-strewn night sky.

Reinterpretation and respect: two watchwords governed the creation of this latest version of the Grande Seconde Tourbillon, in which the entire range of skills and knowledge held by Jaquet Droz has found its fullest expression.  Within the white gold case, redesigned to a new diameter of 39 mm, a fusion takes place between the technical mastery involved in producing watchmaking complications and the high aesthetic standards and virtuosity required in jewelry making – features of the Brand since its inception in the Age of Enlightenment.

The Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine is a jewelry watch; its bezel, lugs and the contours of the famous figure 8 motifs are set with 382 brilliant cut diamonds.  The aventurine, with its scattering of tiny gleaming shards, is made yet more splendid by the fire in the precious stones, conjuring up a veritable night sky in miniature, echoed by the blued steel hands. A delicate touch of mother-of-pearl is introduced as the ultimate refinement and plays with the effects of light and the reflections of the exquisite gems.  The hours and minutes dial in white mother-of-pearl has exceptional readability, while the tourbillon, protected in its sapphire crystal frame, reveals the complex architecture of watchmaking with hypnotic appeal.

It is a dazzling piece of theater that the owner of this timepiece can enjoy again when turning the watch over to see, on its back, a custom-made piece of aventurine set into the gold oscillating weight and affixed with the two gold stars that form the signature of Jaquet Droz.

For the first time Jaquet Droz has paired the tourbillon with a mineral dial and has placed this particular complication in a 39 mm case. The self winding mechanism is fitted with a power reserve of 7 days. Only 28 of these exclusive, bewitching timepieces are available.

 

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Numerus Clausus of 28 
Reference
J013014270
 
Overview
Aventurine dial with white gold diamond-set ring and white mother-of-pearl center, white gold diamond-set case. Automatic movement. Power reserve of 7 days. White gold diamond-set buckle. 39 mm diameter. Total carat weight: 382 diamonds,1.88 carats
 
Movement 
Jaquet Droz 25JD, self-winding tourbillon movement, simple barrel, 18-carat white gold oscillating weight
 
Indications
Hours and minutes at 6 o'clock
Tourbillon frame and seconds at 12 o'clock
 
Jewelling
31 jewels
 
Power reserve
7 days
 
Frequency
21,600 v.p.h
 
Case
18-carat white gold set with 260 diamonds (1.47 carats), 39 mm diameter 
Height 13.20 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance
3 bar (30 meters)
 
Dial
Aventurine with white mother-of-pearl center and 18-carat white gold ring set with 90 diamonds (0.14 carat)
 
Hands
Hours, minutes and seconds in blued steel
 
Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made blue alligator leather strap
 
Buckle
18-carat white gold folding clasp set with 32 diamonds (0.27 carat)
 
Diamonds
IF to VVSI, Full Cut, D to G
Total carat weight: 382 diamonds, 1.88 carats

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