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Jaquet Droz’s Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine

June 2014

A dial and oscillating weight cut from a disc of aventurine now graces the Grande Seconde Tourbillon, Jaquet Droz’s legendary timepiece.
For the very first time, the spellbinding display of its tourbillon is enhanced by the poetic, mineral glitter of a star-strewn night sky.

Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine by Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine by Jaquet Droz

The Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine is a jewelry watch; its bezel, lugs and the contours of the famous figure 8 motifs are set with 382 brilliant cut diamonds. The aventurine, with its scattering of tiny gleaming shards, is made yet more splendid by the fire in the precious stones, conjuring up a veritable night sky in miniature, echoed by the blued steel hands.
A delicate touch of mother-of-pearl plays with the effects of light and the reflections of the exquisite gems.
The hours and minutes dial in white mother-of-pearl has exceptional readability, while the tourbillon, protected in its sapphire crystal frame, reveals the complex architecture of the watchmaking.

On its detailed back, a custom-made piece of aventurine set into the gold oscillating weight and affixed with the two gold stars that form the signature of Jaquet Droz.

For the first time Jaquet Droz has paired the tourbillon with a mineral dial and has placed this particular complication in a 39mm case. The self winding mechanism is fitted with a power reserve of 7 days.

The watch is a limited edition of 28 exclusive pieces.

Source: Jaquet Droz