The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Ivory Enamel is available in four models, meaning two different dimensions and a pair of various materials. You will find the choice from a 39mm along with a 43mm case and between 18k red gold and 18k white gold. Clearly, red gold presents a far more beautiful visual aspect that suits perfectly using the soft and warm color of the dial.
White gold could be more neutral. The selections of the dimensions are more dependent on taste. Whereas 39mm could be our natural option for an outfit watch, the thickness of the case – 12.1mm – produces a rather unbalanced result. The ratio between diameter and thickness appears to become better around the 43mm edition.
However, this size needs a better quality wrist to possess a comfortable wearing experience. Your house by using a wrist under 17.5cm, the 39mm is much more than suggested. The curved lugs however assistance to place the watch properly around the wrist.
Jaquet Droz provides a very wide variety of materials for his or her dials. Whereas some brands elect to test out cases, shows and processes. The direction of JD differs: utilizing an identifiable and today iconic dial layout in multiple materials, for example rare gemstones, paillonné enamel, Geneva stripes, ceramic or mother of pearl.
With this re-creation, the selection made is definitely an ivory enamel that is more difficult to created of computer examines first sight. Enamel is complicated to create since it requires skilled hands and many firings within an oven. Each and every step of the firing, bubbles or cracks can be displayed within the material and all sorts of process needs to be achieved again on your own.
The visual outcome is superb. The color is warm a gentle creamy whitened – and also the dial is textured, lively. This imperfect render is a component of the charm of enamel and you’ve got to simply accept some minor bumps and reliefs. The inscriptions will also be very fine and precise, thinking about we’re speaking about enamel.
As stated before, design is normal Jaquet Droz, having a small hour sub-dial at 12 along with a large second at 6, a legacy inspired through the ‘8-shape’ of Pierre Jaquet-Droz’ pocket watches. The hands, produced in 18k gold matching the case, are extremely classical within their execution and well proportioned towards the size of the sub-dials.
The Calibre 2660Q2.p is really a modern movement which has a quantity of interesting features, like a double barrel (for 68 hours of power reserve), a self-winding mechanism with central rotor and, most particularly, an antimagnetic plastic balance, something that’s gradually being a norm inside the Swatch Group. It ticks in a fast and precise 28.800bph frequency.