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Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One

TWO NEW FACES OF TRADITION AND TECHNOLOGY

December 2020


Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One

Plasma ceramic makes a dramatic entrance alongside red gold on the Grande Seconde Skelet-One – two new variations, for a timepiece that has come to represent Jaquet Droz’s audacious artistry. One is steeped in tradition, while the other is all about technology.

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he Grande Seconde line is the cornerstone of traditional fine watchmaking by Jaquet Droz. One member of this collection, the Skelet-One, has been instrumental in the Swiss brand’s embrace of the 21st century: a bold, creative timepiece, yet firmly rooted in its heritage.

Now Jaquet Droz unveils two new versions of its Grande Seconde Skelet-One, honouring two complementary stylistic approaches.

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The traditional model features a case made of red gold, a gold alloy with subtle warm coppery accents. The modern version, on the other hand, marks the first time Jaquet Droz has used plasma ceramic on one of its timepieces.

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This material is made by transforming white ceramic with gas heated to 20,000°C, giving it a unique metallic glow without adding any metal fragments to the process. It is just as hard, lightweight and scratch-resistant as high-tech ceramic.

Inside the 41 mm case of the Grande Seconde Skelet-One lie the delicate workings of the Jaquet Droz 2663 SQ selfwinding skeleton mechanical movement with silicon balance spring and pallet horns.

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