Perpetual Calendar Éclipse by JAQUET DROZ

The Perpetual Calendar Éclipse by Jaquet Droz with ivory Grand Feu enamelled dial

The Perpetual Calendar Éclipse by Jaquet Droz with ivory Grand Feu enamelled dial

The Éclipse, a poetic masterpiece of Fine Watchmaking, is one of the brand’s most iconic timepieces. This year, Jaquet Droz craftsmen in La Chaux-de-Fonds masterfully paired the moon phase complication, which displays the fascinating cycles of the night of the sky on the dial, with the Perpetual Calendar: a finely orchestrated union which raises these two complications to a new level of elegance.

On the black or ivory-colored Grand Feu enamel dial, two straight hands contrast sharply with the curves of two wavy hands, tipped with a crescent moon. The calendar information is easily read on several places on the dial: on the right is the current date, on the left is the day of the week. At 12 o’clock, a single-hand counter indicates the month with the leap year appearing discreetly in a small window. At 6 o’clock, a black or ivory-colored onyx index moves across the face of a golden moon, revealing, and then concealing it until its total eclipse. The whole spectacle unfolds on a night sky boasting eight stars, the watchmaker’s favorite number.

The Jaquet Droz Perpetual Calendar Éclipse captivates and surprises with its innovative design and contemporary calendar display. The brilliant sparkle of the red gold hands, moon and stars creates a perfectly balanced contrast to the eternal solemnity of the dial in this exceptional timepiece worn by a black leather strap.

Black and ivory Perpetual Calendar Éclipse by Jaquet Droz

The two versions of the Perpetual Calendar Éclipse by Jaquet Droz

Technical specifications

Black: J030533200
Ivory: J030533201

Jaquet Droz 5853LR.4, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, perpetual calendar, retrograding moon phase, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight

Centered hours and minutes
Retrograding dates and day
Pointer-type months display at 12 o’clock
Leap-year disc at 12 o’clock
Moonphase at 6 o’clock

34 jewels

Power reserve
68 hours

28,800 v.p.h

18-carat red gold, diameter 43 mm
Height 13.20 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back

Water resistance
3 bar (30 meters)

Black Grand Feu enamelled dial
Ivory Grand Feu enamelled dial

18-carat red gold
Black onyx moon phase
Ivory onyx moon phase

Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator leather

18-carat red gold folding clasp

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