Year after year, luxury brand Jaquet Droz continues to master the art of avant-garde watchmaking. For proof, look no further than its 2019 models, which expand upon an already groundbreaking collection of eye-popping horology. Among the new releases is the Grande Seconde Chronograph, i.e. the brand’s first watch to feature a monopusher chronograph. It comes available in four iterations, including a limited edition model with a red-gold case and enamel dial. The permanent steel variants, meanwhile, tout a dazzling off-centered design.
Drawing upon Jaquet Droz’s earliest days as a pocket watchmaker, the limited edition version emanates with historic allure. The Arabic and Roman numerals and Petit Feu enamel dial drive home the classical vibe, as if centuries of timekeeping have been condensed into this one solitary piece. Powering the watch is exclusive self-winding mechanical movement with a 40-hour power reserve and 34 jewels.
The three steel variants are no less distinguished, albeit for different reasons. Striking a modern chord, they feature off-centered dials of either sand-blasted silver, blue, or taupe gray. And while these aren’t the brand’s first off-centered dials, each one forges its own path by way of some signature flourishes. It all marks a new chapter for Jaquet Droz and a new obsession for avid collectors.