Grande Seconde Deadbeat Watch by Jaquet-Droz
Based on a pocket watch that luxury watch brand founder Pierre Jaquet-Droz completed way back in 1784, the Grande Seconde watch series from Jaquet-Droz features the classic look of two intersecting dials. The larger subdial is located below the seconds subdial.
Now Jaquet-Droz has introduced a new version of the classic Grande Seconde watch. This one is named the Grande Seconde Deadbeat watch and features a large subdial that’s underneath a retrograde date indicator. You’ll also notice a large second hand, taking up the entire dial for an impressive look.
What makes the second hand movement rather unique is it doesn’t follow the current sweep pattern of today’s mechanical watches. The Grande Seconde Deadbeat hand moves in one-second increments.
The new Grande Seconde Deadbeat watch by Jaquet-Droz is the epitome of fine watchmaking. It’s a very complicated luxury watch and is perfect for any watch connoisseur. Show off that VIP style by wearing this stunning new timepiece.
Prior to the invention of the chronograph, the goal of watchmakers was to improving the accuracy of watches. By moving a large second hand only once per second, it became a new standard for maximum precision. That precision was important, especially in the navigation industry.
The Grande Seconde Deadbeat displays the seconds hand in the center of watch dial. This differs from the historic version, where you would find the seconds hand off-centered.
The Jaquet-Droz luxury watch comes in a 43 mm red gold case. It is 13.79 mm thick and features an ivory grande feu enamelled dial.
In 2014, when Jaquet Droz created the Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel watch, their talented designers utilized a balance-spring that was made from silicon. Due to silicon not being affected by magnetic fields or changes in pressure and temperature, it produces incredibly accurate timekeeping. A new caliber was designed to combine the Deadbeat Seconds, Calendar and Hour and Minute functions. The new Jaquet Droz 2695SMR calibre is automatic, with a single barrel, providing a 40-hour power reserve. The watch company has already filed for a patent on the new caliper design.
The new watch is Reference J008033200. Production will be in a limited edition of only 88 pieces. As you may recall from our previous articles about Jaquet-Droz watches, 8 is their lucky number.
If you love high precision watches, then consider purchasing the new Grande Seconde Deadbeat watch and dress to impress.
Owning a luxury watch can be an important step for many living a VIP lifestyle. The new Grande Seconde Deadbeat watch from Jaquet-Droz could be the ideal addition to your watch collection.
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