By Jovan Krstevski
The new Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW features two distinctive off-centered dials, with hours and minutes on top and a large seconds subdial below which forms a figure eight.
In 2008, Jaquet Droz launched the Grande Seconde SW, a sportier version of this model that has become very successful over the years. The new version will add to the line, complete with alligator leather straps and new Côtes de Genève decoration to give the Grande Seconde SW an greater charisma of luxury.
The Côtes de Genève ornamental pattern typical of Swiss watchmaking has been used on the dials of this new model in anthracite gray. A series of regular lines, the pattern highlights the watch’s features with a unique depth. The traditional rubber and metal strap of the Grande Seconde SW has also been replaced by an alligator leather strap in a gray colour to match the dial.
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW Côtes de Genève will be released at Baselworld at a price of $14,500. jaquet-droz.com
Jaquet Droz 2663A-S, self-winding mechanical movement with ruthenium treatment, double barrel, 18-carat white gold oscillating weight
Off-centered hours and minutes, large seconds subdial
Stainless steel, crown with rubber cast, 45 mm diameter
Height 11.93 mm
Individual series number engraved on the case-back
5 bar (50 meters)
Anthracite gray Côtes de Genève
Index and figures 5, 6 and 7 in BGW9 Super-LumiNova
Applied 18-carat white gold ring and plates
Hours, minutes and seconds with rhodium treatment, BGW9 Super-LumiNova tips
Rolled-edge hand-made anthracite gray alligator leather strap with tone on tone stitches
Stainless steel folding clasp
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Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches. ’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!