Sneak Peek: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Chronograph Ivory Enamel Ltd. Ed.
The 2019 Grande Seconde Chronograph Ivory Enamel Ltd. Ed. in 18-karat red gold case (reference: J007733200) marks Jaquet Droz’s first ever Grande Seconde monopusher Chronograph.
The movement — 26M5R — used is a single barrel, column wheel, self-winding mechanical movement monopusher chronograph with silicon balance spring and 18-karat red gold oscillating weight. It beats at the frequency of 3Hz (21’600 A/h) allowing for a decent 40 hour power reserve.
The watch face shows the functions of hours, minutes, date and a chronograph on a multi-level ivory Grand Feu enamel dial. The hours, minutes and date hands are in 18-karat red gold while the chronograph minutes and seconds hands are in blued steel. (Please see our detailed review here for more info on the dial face).
The display case-back is engraved along the periphery with an individual limited serial number. The extensive Cote’s de Geneve design to the movement is another added touch of craftsmanship.
It comes on a rolled-edge hand-made dark-blue alligator strap and an 18-karat red gold ardillon buckle [not a clasp which is far more manageable and easy to use].
The water resistance is a poor — 30m (3 ATM) — on this one. Technically this is fine for a dress watch, but in our opinion, it should have been at-least 50m. Presently, you can’t do much with this watch in terms of water contact: maybe one can wash their hands while wearing it without worrying about its water resistance. We wouldn’t even risk it in a slight drizzle.
Watch Ya Gonna Do About It?
Given that the watch only comes in a limited number of 88 pieces, it can make it a highly sought after item for Jaquet Droz fans.
If you want to read our detailed review, please head here.
Alternatively you can also check out our cool Infographic on this watch here.
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