Three exceptional models by Jaquet Droz are expected to arrive in stores in September 2009!
True to its vanguard spirit, Jaquet Droz presents three flagship timepieces from Baselworld 09 – with a Numerus Clausus of 88 – that highlight the absolute black of the Grand Feu enamelled dial, the black matt of the rubber and the red gold of the case.
Grande Seconde SW ROUGE
In unveiling the Grande Seconde SW ROUGE, Jaquet Droz is giving the sports watch the recognition it so richly deserves. This new watch combines technical performance and ultimate elegance of design – red and black interact for dynamic visual impact – with the thrilling exuberance of high-speed sports.
Red gold is not only used for the case, but also for the three-dimensional ring circling both dials on this model, with its superb, masculine lines. Red gold gleams from the applied plates, the hollowed horns, the hands and the folding clasp – whose shining surface contrasts with the dark matt of the rubber strap – not to mention the dial, crown and fluted bezel with its deliberately assertive design. This beautifully balanced design is carefully thought out down to the last detail: the watch hands are tipped with a coat of Super-LumiNova.
Suggested Retail Price: 30’000 CHF
Les Douze Villes
Twelve cities, like so many possibilities for different modes of existence, lifestyles and desires… Twelve destinations, each with their own history, secrets, memories and encounters… All twelve are displayed on one magnificent watch: Les Douze Villes, destined for those whose lives are characterised by the crossing of different time zones. For this timepiece, Jaquet Droz has chosen a black Grand Feu enamelled dial with its unique grain to harbour twelve interpretations of temporality within a mere few square centimetres.
Two apertures appear on the dial: the first, at 6 o’clock, indicates the selected city, and the second, at 12 o’clock, displays the local time. Perfectly centered, an imposing red gold hand marks the minutes, which advance at the same pace whether in Geneva, Moscow or Shanghai… Besides this poetic allusion to the universality of time, the watch features a jumping hours complication in its 43 mm red gold case. Inside, two independent plates in simultaneous motion display the time in the selected city by means of a complex mechanism.
Suggested Retail Price : 32’000 CHF
Taking the measure of Time in all of its dimensions… that’s the challenge facing the chronographe à rattrapante created for the prestigious Hommage La Chaux-de-Fonds 1738 Collection by Jaquet Droz. A masterpiece of the watchmaking art, the chronograph possesses a black Grand Feu enamelled dial that has long been a hallmark of the Manufacture, as well as a complex set of red gold hands whose perfect readability constitutes an impressive feat in itself. This chronographe à rattrapante, with its generously proportioned 45 mm red gold watchcase, can measure two events starting at the same time but of different durations: in turn, the chronograph hand and the rattrapante work together or compete under the supervision of the large date, proudly displayed in an aperture at 12 o’clock.
Thanks to its tachymeter function, the rattrapante can also measure the speed at which the wearer travels in kilometres/hour or the equivalent, an additional complication used to seize Time in all of its various forms, at the very same instant…
Suggested Retail Price : 42’000 CHF