The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième takes on a new persona

The iconic Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième is paving a novel aesthetic path with a 41 mm model.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième
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For nearly three centuries, the Grande Seconde has had one of the most unique designs in Fine Watchmaking. Its off-centre display combines a seamless view of the hours and minutes with the precision of a large second hand. The worthy heir of this original collection, the Grande Seconde Quantième now includes a 41 mm diameter.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième

Long-awaited by collectors, this new size was a chance for Jaquet Droz to take a fresh approach to several design elements. This makes the Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm an authentic creation, and by no means is it simply a smaller version of an existing model. Everything, or almost everything, has been given a second look. The redesign begins with the case itself, which is now 41 mm. It was thinned down slightly to make it lighter on the wrist and more compatible with its new diameter. This serves to preserve the proportions, and most remarkably the original piece’s balance and modern feel.Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième

New finishes were also specially developed for this collection. There is a wide range of Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm watches with Grand Feu enamel dials, a long-practiced art Jaquet Droz has mastered and one of its most recognizable signatures. The dials now come in ivory tones as well as and deep blue, burgundy and anthracite. Each shade was specially crafted for this latest collection, the result extensive research on enamel powders and hand-firing techniques to produce the exact color variations desired. The date is displayed at 6 o’clock with an 18-carat red gold applique. In addition to these four colors, there is also a matte black dial, a titanium gray sandblasted version and a last one in sandblasted silver. No fewer than seven models in all are being unveiled at once, forming an entire collection of Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm timepieces.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième

Each distinctly different variation gives collectors a chance to satisfy their personal tastes. The first four versions with classic watchmaking aesthetics are on offer with the case, appliques and oscillating weight in red gold on an alligator strap matching the Grand Feu enamel dial. The other three feature a contemporary steel case suited for more modern finishes such as matching velvety soft calfskin straps and gold, rhodium-plated or colored appliques that strike dramatic contrasts. They include an openworked oscillating weight for optimal rewinding and an unobstructed view of the hand-assembled Jaquet Droz self-winding movement that ensures a nearly three-day power reserve (68 hours). Like almost all of Jaquet Droz’s modern-day creations, a silicon balance spring is used to control the isochronism and make the timepiece resistant to temperature changes, magnetic fields and shock. With these seven new models, Jaquet Droz is ushering the Grande Seconde into the 21st century in the utmost of style while showcasing the novelty of a design with lines that follow every curve of its time.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde QuantièmeTechnical Specifications

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME MATTE BLACK

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME MATTE BLACK

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DESCRIPTION

  • “Matte black dial, 18-karat white gold indexes with rhodium-plated applique.
  • Stainless steel case.
  • Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock.
  • Self-winding mechanical movement.
  • Power reserve of 68 hours.
  • Diameter 41 mm.”

MOVEMENT

  • Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, oscillating weight in heavy metal

INDICATIONS

  • Off-centred hours and minutes at 12 o’clock
  • Large off-centered second at 6 o’clock
  • Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock

JEWELING

  • 30 jewels

POWER RESERVE

  • 68 hours

FREQUENCY

  • 28,800 v.p.h.

CASE

  • Stainless steel case
  • Diameter 41 mm
  • Height 12.10 mm
  • Individual serial number engraved on the case-back

WATER RESISTANCE

  • To 3 bar (30 meters)

DIAL

  • Matte black dial
  • Rhodium-plated applique
  • 18-karat white gold indexes

HANDS

  • Rhodium-plated hours, minutes, seconds and date
  • Date with lacquered red tip

STRAP

  • Rolled-edge hand-made black calf leather

CLASP

  • Stainless steel folding clasp

 

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME TITANIUM GRAY

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME TITANIUM GRAY

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DESCRIPTION

  • “Titanium gray sand-blasted dial, 18-karat white gold indexes and applique with blue treatment.
  • Stainless steel case.
  • Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock.
  • Self-winding mechanical movement.
  • Power reserve of 68 hours.
  • Diameter 41 mm.”

MOVEMENT

  • Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, oscillating weight in heavy metal

INDICATIONS

  • Off-centered hours and minutes at 12 o’clock
  • Large off-centered second at 6 o’clock
  • Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock

JEWELING

  • 30 jewels

POWER RESERVE

  • 68 hours

FREQUENCY

  • 28,800 v.p.h.

CASE

  • Stainless steel case
  • Diameter 41 mm
  • Height 12.10 mm
  • Individual serial number engraved on the case-back

WATER RESISTANCE

  • To 3 bar (30 meters)

DIAL

  • Titanium gray sand-blasted dial
  • Applique with blue treatment
  • Indexes in 18-karat white gold with blue treatment

HANDS

  • Blued steel hours, minutes, seconds and date
  • Date with lacquered red tip

STRAP

  • Rolled-edge hand-made dark blue calf leather

CLASP

  • Stainless steel folding clasp

 

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME SILVER

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME SILVER

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DESCRIPTION

  • “Silver sand-blasted dial with 18-karat white gold indexes and applique with gray treatment.
  • Stainless steel case.
  • Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock.
  • Self-winding mechanical movement.
  • Power reserve of 68 hours.
  • Diameter 41 mm.”

MOVEMENT

  • Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, oscillating weight in heavy metal

INDICATIONS

  • Off-centred hours and minutes at 12 o’clock
  • Large off-centered second at 6 o’clock
  • Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock

JEWELING

  • 30 jewels

POWER RESERVE

  • 68 hours

FREQUENCY

  • 28,800 v.p.h.

CASE

  • Stainless steel case
  • Diameter 41 mm
  • Height 12.10 mm
  • Individual serial number engraved on the case-back

WATER RESISTANCE

  • To 3 bar (30 meters)

DIAL

  • Silver sand-blasted dial
  • Applique with gray treatment
  • 18-karat white gold indexes with gray treatment

HANDS

  • Hours, minutes, seconds and date with gray treatment
  • Date with lacquered red tip

STRAP

  • Rolled-edge hand-made dark gray calf leather

CLASP

  • Stainless steel folding clasp

 

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME IVORY ENAMEL

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME IVORY ENAMEL

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DESCRIPTION

  • “Double level ivory Grand Feu enamel dial with 18-karat red gold applique.
  • 18-karat red gold case.
  • Self-winding mechanical movement.
  • Power reserve of 68 hours.
  • Diameter 41 mm.”

MOVEMENT

  • Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight

INDICATIONS

  • Off-centred hours and minutes at 12 o’clock
  • Large off-centered second at 6 o’clock
  • Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock

JEWELING

  • 30 jewels

POWER RESERVE

  • 68 hours

FREQUENCY

  • 28,800 v.p.h.

CASE

  • 18-karat red gold case
  • Diameter 41 mm
  • Height 12.10 mm
  • Individual serial number engraved on the case-back

WATER RESISTANCE

  • To 3 bar (30 meters)

DIAL

  • Double level ivory Grand Feu enamel dial
  • 18-karat red gold applique

HANDS

  • 18-karat red gold
  • Date with lacquered red tip

STRAP

  • Rolled-edge hand-made light brown alligator

CLASP

  • 18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

 

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME DARK BLUE ENAMEL

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME DARK BLUE ENAMEL

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DESCRIPTION

  • “Double level dark blue Grand Feu enamel dial with 18-karat red gold applique.
  • 18-karat red gold case.
  • Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock.
  • Self-winding mechanical movement.
  • Power reserve of 68 hours.
  • Diameter 41 mm.”

MOVEMENT

  • Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight

INDICATIONS

  • Off-centered hours and minutes at 12 o’clock
  • Large off-centered second at 6 o’clock
  • Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock

JEWELING

  • 30 jewels

POWER RESERVE

  • 68 hours

FREQUENCY

  • 28,800 v.p.h.

CASE

  • 18-karat red gold case
  • Diameter 41 mm
  • Height 12.10 mm
  • Individual serial number engraved on the case-back

WATER RESISTANCE

  • To 3 bar (30 meters)

DIAL

  • Double level dark blue Grand Feu enamel dial
  • 8-karat red gold applique

HANDS

  • 18-karat red gold
  • Date with lacquered red tip

STRAP

  • Rolled-edge hand-made dark blue alligator

CLASP

  • 18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

 

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME BURGUNDY ENAMEL

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME BURGUNDY ENAMEL

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DESCRIPTION

  • “Double level burgundy Grand Feu enamel dial with 18-karat red gold applique.
  • 18-karat red gold case.
  • Self-winding mechanical movement.
  • Power reserve of 68 hours.
  • Diameter 41 mm.”

MOVEMENT

  • Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight

INDICATIONS

  • Off-centred hours and minutes at 12 o’clock
  • Large off-centered second at 6 o’clock
  • Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock

JEWELING

  • 30 jewels

POWER RESERVE

  • 68 hours

FREQUENCY

  • 28,800 v.p.h.

CASE

  • 18-karat red gold case
  • Diameter 41 mm
  • Height 12.10 mm
  • Individual serial number engraved on the case-back

WATER RESISTANCE

  • To 3 bar (30 meters)

DIAL

  • Double level burgundy Grand Feu enamel dial
  • 18-karat red gold applique

HANDS

  • 18-karat red gold
  • Date with lacquered red tip

STRAP

  • Rolled-edge hand-made burgundy alligator

CLASP

  • 18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

 

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME ANTHRACITE ENAMEL

 

GRANDE SECONDE QUANTIÈME ANTHRACITE ENAMEL

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DESCRIPTION

  • “Double level anthracite Grand Feu enamel dial with 18-karat red gold applique.
  • 18-karat red gold case.
  • Self-winding mechanical movement.
  • Power reserve of 68 hours.
  • Diameter 41 mm.”

MOVEMENT

  • Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight

INDICATIONS

  • Off-centred hours and minutes at 12 o’clock
  • Large off-centered second at 6 o’clock
  • Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock

JEWELING

  • 30 jewels

POWER RESERVE

  • 68 hours

FREQUENCY

  • 28,800 v.p.h.

CASE

  • 18-karat red gold case
  • Diameter 41 mm
  • Height 12.10 mm
  • Individual serial number engraved on the case-back

WATER RESISTANCE

  • To 3 bar (30 meters)

DIAL

  • Double level anthracite Grand Feu enamel dial
  • 18-karat red gold applique

HANDS

  • 18-karat red gold
  • Date with lacquered red tip

STRAP

  • Rolled-edge hand-made brown alligator

CLASP

  • 18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

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