When you think Jaquet Droz, you for the most part have as a top priority the picture of a smooth and rich watch, portrayed by the 8-molded presentation of the dial . The greater part of their collections are on the dressy side, notwithstanding, it is difficult for a standard brand to overlook openings, for example, the games watch market. But… How to blend the refined and mark show of Jaquet Droz with a sporty and strong clothing? This is the hard assignment of the Grande Seconde SW collection , which has recently been marginally overhauled, with new dials, two-tone forms and metal wristband options.
What we have before us is a greater amount of a development of the collection, to give it a touch of natural air, instead of a whole facelift. The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW isn’t another watch – as we explored it here – anyway for 2017, it will get some slight visual updates. The Grande Seconde SW is the strong and outwardly complex translation of the Jaquet Droz 8-figure idea. This collection emphatically stands out from the remainder of the watches created by the brand, as the vast majority of them are exquisite, generally dressy and – as their principle trademark – are spotless. Here, we have the inverse. The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW is complex, sharp and architectural.
Its 45mm case assumes the presence of a traditional bowl-molded focal holder, one which is altogether ensured. For sure, it has emptied, three-sided carries, and is likewise wrapped by a case-monitor with two snares from the caseback (one of which serves as a crown watch). The “got” tasteful is additionally supported by a sporty scored bezel (which is currently brushed rather than cleaned beforehand ). For 2017, two primary oddities are to be seen. The first is the appearance of two-tone renditions ( we advised you, steel-and-gold is making a gigantic comeback “), blending tempered steel in with 18k red gold. Gold is utilized for the bezel, for the hands, for the cross-over extension that crosses the dial and for the 8-molded ring that circles the dial. Likewise, you can discover it on the focal connection of the metallic arm band – which drives us to the second novelty.
To support the energy and strength of the Grande Seconde SW, Jaquet Droz presently offers the alternative of a metallic arm band (full steel or steel-and-gold, contingent upon the adaptation). To complement the plan of the case – profoundly ensured at this point engineering, these wristbands have three somewhat openworked joins inspiring the hauls’ plan, and also feature screws that reverberation those of the case. For the rest, there is no advancement. We locate a similar curiously large and elastic formed crown, and inside the case, the natural Caliber 2663A-S, a flawlessly enlivened programmed development with an 18-carat white gold turbine rotor. The dark rutherium-treated scaffolds have a corner to corner Côtes de Genève design and the slants are polished. Double barrels give 68 hours of force save and the development ticks at a cutting edge 4Hz recurrence, with silicon balance spring and bed horns.
Finally, the dials of the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW models are currently somewhat sleeker than previously, to make the watch outwardly more present day. No more Geneva stripes, all things considered, basic vertically brushed dials. Close by the metallic arm bands, dark material lashes with collapsing clasps are likewise accessible. Costs go from CHF 15,150 to CHF 28,100 (subtleties in the specs below). More insights regarding the 2017 Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW on www.jaquet-droz.com .
Technical Specifications – Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW, 2017 Collection
- Case: 45mm measurement x 11.93mm thick – tempered steel or steel-and-gold (18k red gold) – sapphire precious stone on the two sides – 50m water resistant
- Dial: Satin-completed dark dial, 18-karat gold applied ring
- Movement: Jaquet Droz 2663A, in-house type – self-winding mechanical – silicon balance spring and bed horns – twofold barrel with 68h force save – 4Hz recurrence – hours, minutes, seconds
- Strap/bracelet: Rolled-edge hand-made dark texture with collapsing clasp – Steel or steel-and-gold bracelet
- Reference: J029030548 (steel on material) – J029030148 (steel on steel arm band) – J029037541 (steel/red gold on material) – J029037141 (steel/red gold on two-tone metal bracelet)
- Price: CHF 15,150 (steel on material) – CHF 18,600 (steel on steel wristband) – CHF 20,450 (steel/red gold on material) – CHF 28,100 (steel/red gold on two-tone metal bracelet)