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The Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine by Jaquet Droz

By Paul Joseph

Swiss watch brand Jaquet Droz has launched a new limited edition version of its Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine timepiece.

First previewed at the Baselworld watch fair in March, the Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine is limited to just 28 pieces and features a dial and oscillating weight cut from a disc of aventurine.

But perhaps its most notable design feature is its tourbillon that has been embellished with mineral glitter to mimic a starlit night sky.

The watch is housed in a 39mm white gold case and its averturine dial is dotted with diamonds on its bezel and lugs, plus around the contours of the famous figure-of-eight motif subdials.

Other key components include a self-winding mechanism fitted with a power reserve of 7 days and a custom-made piece of aventurine set into the 18-karat white gold oscillating weight.

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

By Paul Joseph