Mon. Mar 25th, 2019

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentinite Limited Edition of 88 Pieces

The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentinite, out there in a Limited Edition of 88 Pieces continues the legacy, spirit of innovation and the aesthetic refinement of its founder, Pierre Jaquet-Droz and reinforces the eight fashionable core values of the 281 yr previous heritage atelier.

Having used the whole lot from aventurine to extraterrestrial meteorite, the pure brilliance of Serpentinite now joins the newest Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentinite Limited Edition of 88 Pieces.

Since its resurgence, Jaquet Droz has targeted on its eight core values, amongst them – the model’s dedication to unique mineral parts in restricted editions. The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentinite embodies that watchmaking ethos – making Serpentinite entrance and centre of this objet d’artwork. The dial of the latest Grande Seconde Moon takes hewn slices of rock from the sheer slopes of the Matterhorn, close to the Hörnli Hut, the legendary base camp of the primary ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865 and imbues the beautiful gown watch with a spirit of journey.

The face of this restricted version Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentinite seems as if a scaly-rock with a texture corresponding to snake pores and skin, complemented completely by the sub-seconds and date dial with an aperture for the resplendent moonphase complication. The Serpentinite moon disc blends completely into the dial, punctuated fantastically by the hyper-realistic textured 22Okay white gold moon and 18Okay white gold stars.

The coronary heart of the Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentinite beats the Jaquet Droz in-house caliber 2660QL3 encompasses a silicon steadiness spring with a  energy reserve of 68 hours however its true raison d’etre lies with a astronomical as a substitute of a horological moonphase. The former is technically distinct for its 135-tooth moon disc in comparison with 59 for a horological moon part. As such, it ensures a level of accuracy requiring correction solely each 122 years and 46 days.

While it’s extremely unlikely that one would ever contact the dial of their latest Grande Seconde Moon (nor would they need to – the fabric is particularly brittle and simply scratched, a testomony to Jaquet Droz artisans), it’s attention-grabbing to notice that Serpentinite is peculiarly tender to the contact.

Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentinite Limited Edition Price and Specs

Movement Automatic in-house caliber 2660QL3 with 68 hours energy reserve
Case 43mm stainless-steel with 30 metres energy reserve
Strap Hand-made alligator leather-based
Price CHF 18,800

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