By Jovan Krstevski
The Éclipse, a poetic masterpiece of Fine Watchmaking, is one of the brand’s most iconic timepieces. This year, Jaquet Droz masterfully paired the moon phase complication, which displays the cycles of the night sky on the dial, with the Perpetual Calendar.
On the black or ivory-colored Grand Feu enamel dial, two straight hands contrast sharply with the curves of two wavy hands, tipped with a crescent moon. The calendar information is easily read on several places on the dial: on the right is the current date, on the left is the day of the week. At 12 o’clock, a single-hand counter indicates the month with the leap year appearing discreetly in a small window. At 6 o’clock, a black or ivory-colored onyx index moves across the face of a golden moon, revealing, and then concealing it until its total eclipse. The whole spectacle unfolds on a night sky boasting eight stars.
J030533200 – J030533201
Jaquet Droz 5853LR.4, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, perpetual calendar, retrograding moon phase, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight
Centered hours and minutes
Retrograding dates and day
Pointer-type months display at 12 o’clock
Leap-year disc at 12 o’clock
Moonphase at 6 o’clock
18-carat red gold, diameter 43 mm
Height 13.20 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
3 bar (30 meters)
Black or Ivory Grand Feu enameled dial
18-carat red gold
Black or Ivory onyx moon phase
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator leather
18-carat red gold folding clasp
The Jaquet Droz Perpetual Calendar Éclipse surprises with its innovative design and contemporary calendar display. The brilliant red gold hands, moon and stars creates a balanced contrast.
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
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!