At this year’s Baselworld, Jaquet Droz will be previewing an exceptional ladies watch, designed with a tourbillon. New marvel of feminine beauty and watchmaking vitruosity is part of the Grande Seconde collection. With an age-old tradition of mineral dials, Jaquet Droz has all the expertise it needs to once again achieve flawlessness. So that it is originated the mother of pearl dial, red gold on the 39 mm case set with brilliant-cut diamonds and the folding clasp. Roman numeral indexes for hours and minutes are a touch of classicism in their own right, accentuating the blued-steel hands.
Laid on a white satin strap, there is also a bit of mystery about the Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl, like the gold oscillating weight adorned with white mother-of-pearl and the movement’s bridges with a fanned Côtes de Genève design.
The Tourbillon, one of the masterpieces of watchmaking complications, counters the effects of gravity on the mechanics. Like a tiny hypnotic sculpture deserving of high-precision surgery, this is the first time Jaquet Droz has given the movement a silicon balance spring and pallet horns.
Flexible yet sturdy silicon is almost like a magical material that is rust-proof as well as insensitive to magnetism, non-extreme temperature changes and atmospheric pressure. The balance spring gives the Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl unmatched time-telling precision.
With a 7-day power reserve, the technological, stylish, invaluable, prodigious Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl comes in a limited edition of 88 pieces. The silhouette of the number is reminiscent of the dial’s design imbued with the light of mother-of-pearl and the shimmer of diamonds.