Jaquet Droz Proves Bolder Doesn’t Need To Be Bigger
Introducing the magnificent seven.
There is something for everyone in the latest additions to the Grande Seconde Quantième family by Jaquet Droz. Now available in a 41 mm case size—down from 43 mm and up from 39 mm—the refined dress model comes in seven new dial variations ranging from classic to contemporary.
In addition to their slimmed-down proportions, the new 41 mm models come with an array of striking dials, four of which are rendered in Grand feu enamel, another specialty. Carefully crafted using age-old hand-firing techniques, the coloured enamel dials—available in ivory, deep blue, burgundy and anthracite—are housed in 18k red gold cases with 18k red gold appliques and oscillating weights, and are fastened by alligator straps that match the enamel dials. They retail for around $30,000 a piece.
The next three versions represent a slightly edgier take on what is, at heart, a traditional dress watch. Encased in steel, they feature dials in matte black, sandblasted titanium grey and sandblasted silver, along with gold, rhodium-plated or coloured appliques—on calfskin straps in matching hues. These retail for approx. $14,500.
Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback is a self-winding movement that powers all seven versions and boasts a 68-hour power reserve along with state-of-the-art touches, such as a silicon balance spring.