Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Plasma Ceramic & Red Gold

THE TWO NEW FACES OF THE GRANDE SECONDE SKELET-ONE

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Plasma ceramic makes a dramatic entrance alongside red gold. One is steeped in tradition and the other is all about technology. Two new variations of a timepiece that has come to stand for Jaquet Droz’s brazen artistry – Grande Seconde Skelet-One.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Plasma Ceramic
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Plasma Ceramic

Modern or classic? No need to choose. The Grande Seconde — the face of traditional Fine Watchmaking by Jaquet Droz — triumphed as it roared into the 21st century with the Skelet-One.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Red Gold
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Red Gold

In record time, the creation staked its place as a cornerstone of the watchmaker’s contemporary image: bold, creative, modern and on-trend, yet firmly rooted in its origins. Now Jaquet Droz unveils two new versions of its Grande Seconde Skelet-One and each has a unique way of honouring two very complementary stylistic approaches.

The traditional model features a case made of red gold, a gold alloy that Jaquet Droz admires for its subtle accents of warm coppery tones. Worn on a leather strap with a novel rubber-like finish, it supplements the watchmaker’s semi-matt alligator straps. It perfectly matches the grey of the bridges suspending the Grande Seconde’s delicate movement. Inside the 41 mm case lies the airy workings of this exclusive Jaquet Droz calibre where every component is meticulously stripped down to its minimum point of resistance. The fully suspended gear train is attached to the movement’s skeletonized bridges raised by an openworked oscillating weight that lets light shine clearly through.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Plasma Ceramic
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Plasma Ceramic

The modern version, on the other hand, is the first time Jaquet Droz has used plasma ceramic on one of its timepieces. This plasma ceramic is made by transforming white ceramic with gas heated to 20,000°C, giving it a unique metallic glow without adding any metal fragments to the process.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Red Gold
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Red Gold

This core modification maintains all the inherent properties of ceramic. It is just as hard, lightweight and scratch-resistant as high-tech ceramic, a material that has widely stood the test of time. The grey anthracite theme carries over to the new plasma ceramic case held by a sleek and modern grey textile strap. It’s a creation designed for collectors who simply cannot resist the seductive modernity of a watch whose design hasn’t changed in almost 300 years: the Grande Seconde.

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Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Technical Specifications

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Plasma Ceramic
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Plasma Ceramic

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Plasma Ceramic

REFERENCE

MOVEMENT

  • Jaquet Droz 2663 SQ,
  • Self-winding skeleton mechanical movement,
  • Black treatment,
  • Silicon balance spring and pallet horns,
  • Double barrel,
  • 18-karat white gold oscillating weight.
  • Individual number engraved on the oscillating weight.

INDICATIONS

  • Off-centred hours and minutes,
  • Large off-centred second

JEWELLING

  • 30 jewels

POWER RESERVE

  • 68 hours

FREQUENCY

  • 28,800 v.p.h.

CASE

  • Plasma ceramic case.
  • Diameter 41.5 mm.
  • Height 12.48 mm.

WATER RESISTANCE

  • To 3 bar (30 meters)

DIAL

  • Sapphire dial.
  • 18-karat white gold base with grey treatment.
  • 18-karat white gold indexes.
  • 18-karat white gold dial fixing screws.

HANDS

  • 18-karat white gold

STRAP

  • Rolled-edge hand-made grey fabric

BUCKLE

  • Stainless steel and plasma ceramic folding clasp
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Red Gold
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Red Gold

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Red Gold

REFERENCE

MOVEMENT

  • Jaquet Droz 2663 SQ,
  • Self-winding skeleton mechanical movement,
  • Black treatment,
  • Silicon balance spring and pallet horns,
  • Double barrel,
  • 18-karat red gold oscillating weight
  • Individual number engraved on the oscillating weight

INDICATIONS

  • Off-centred hours and minutes,
  • Large off-centred second

JEWELLING

  • 30 jewels

POWER RESERVE

  • 68 hours

FREQUENCY

  • 28,800 v.p.h

CASE

  • 18-karat red gold case
  • Diameter 41 mm
  • Height 12.30 mm

WATER RESISTANCE

  • To 3 bar (30 meters)

DIAL

  • Sapphire dial
  • Hour circle in 18-karat white gold
  • Dial fixing screws in 18-karat red gold

HANDS

  • 18-karat red gold

STRAP

  • Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator strap

BUCKLE

  • 18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

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