Classic Elegance in a Minimalist Design – Jacquet Droz Grande Heure GMT

Jacquet Droz Grande Heure GMT

Jacquet Droz Grande Heure GMT

Do you remember La Ligne Bleue? I do. With its enamelled dials La Ligne Bleue always made me think of the hypnotizing blue of Yves Klein. Jaquet Droz managed again to surprise us with another watch with minimalist lines that still remains classic. The 24 hours dial makes it easy to check the time in two time zones, the red gold hand shows the local time, while the blued steel shows a different time zone.

Press Release


Jaquet Droz reinvents the luxury of time with a new classic: the Grande Heure GMT.

The Grande Heure GMT pays tribute to Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s many travels with clean lines, a classic design and precious material. This latest model, featuring perfect legibility for two time zones, flawlessly meets the demands of the modern and stylish globe trotter. It offers a simple, precise way to read the time in two time zones.

The 24 indexes in Arabic numerals set around a Grand Feu enamel dial make it easy to see all the hours of the day in two cities.

Never before has a watch presented such a clear, effortless indication of two time zones. This technological development is enhanced by the majestic hands in the form of a compass, a detail which hints at the navigational instruments used by sailors of another era. The red hand indicates local time while the blued steel hand shows the time at the destination. When the two hands come together in the same time zone they merge into a single, bicolored indication of the exact time.

Jaquet Droz has shown its commitment to simplicity and practicality in the Grande Heure GMT by boldly choosing a time-setting system with a single crown. The result is a watch design of distinctive purity, perfectly combining the ivory color of the dial with the rich red gold of the case.

Technical specifications


Jaquet Droz 5N50.4, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel,  22-carat white gold oscillating weight

Centered hours for the 1st and the 2nd time zone

28 jewels

Power reserve
68 hours

28,800 v.p.h

18-carat red gold, diameter Ø 43 mm
Height 11.85 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back

Water resistance
To 3 bar (30 meters)

Ivory Grand Feu enameled dial

18-carat red gold
Blued steel

Rolled-edge hand made black alligator leather strap

18-carat red gold ardillon