Jaquet Droz Revamps Grande Seconde Quantième Timepiece

By Paul Joseph

Swiss high-end watch brand Jaquet Droz has created two updated versions of its renowned famous Grande Seconde Quantième timepiece, billed as combining technological advances, watchmaking mastery and aesthetic perfection.

The watch is instantly recognised by horology connoisseurs thanks to its two off-centre dials, direct-drive seconds hand and pointer-type date display highlighted with a dash of red.

On the two new versions, this emblematic silhouette is displayed on a dial featuring a sunray finish, which helps capture and diffuse rays of light, creating an eye-catching iridescence.

Two shades are available: anthracite, equipped with hands in rhodium-plated steel, and grey, with hands in blued steel. Each version is available with a diameter of 39 or 43 millimetres. 

Other notable features include new hand-made straps in light brown and slate grey alligator leather. The sleek silhouette of the horns, the convex appliques and perfect curves of the bezel and steel case further strengthen  the watches’ physical and visual quality.

Finally, in order to guarantee even greater reliability, the balance spring and pallet horns of the self-winding movement have been made with silicon, allowing the watch to withstand shock and variations in temperature, pressure and magnetic fields.

Founded by Pierre Jaquet Droz in 1738, Jaquet Droz is one of the world’s oldest watch brands.

By Paul Joseph