With the advent of Jaquet Droz’s large second hand skeleton One watch series in 2018, this 280th anniversary watch brand has once again set an important milestone for its style. The large seconds series models can be said to condense the essence of Jacques Dro watchmaking technology. The One watch series launched this time is more subversive. For the first time, it adopts a hollow design and a synthetic sapphire dial, which dazzles the exquisite internal mechanism of the watch. Light.
As the first hollowed out watch launched by Jacques Droe, the dial design retains the hours, minutes, seconds display and white space, and conceals the movement bridge ingeniously, showing a new transparent aesthetics.
Feature one: ever-changing ideas, the idea of number 8
The highlight of the model is to unveil the mystery of the exquisite mechanism inside the large second hand watch, while retaining the classic appearance of Jacques Dro’s iconic number ‘8’. To this end, Jacques de Roy retains the simple aesthetic characteristics of the faceplate. The eccentric dial at 12 o’clock is equipped with Roman numerals, and the large second hand with Arabic numerals at 6 o’clock, faithfully echoes the original aesthetic inspiration of the large second hand series. The clever use of cutouts and decorative details achieves a perfect balance between the structure and the virtual.
The ‘8’ dial surface made of sapphire crystal can not only maintain the identifying characteristics of the Jacques Dro second seconds hand series, but its penetrating visual effect and hollow structure complement each other.
Feature 2: Hollow eccentric structures are relatively rare
As the brand’s first skeletonized watch, the large second skeletonized One watch retains the hours, minutes and seconds display design and white space on the dial, and conceals the movement bridge ingeniously. Under the mirror, you can see the large second hand slowly turning on the synthetic sapphire disc, while the hour and minute hands at 12 o’clock are running on the synthetic sapphire hour dial with a gold base. Due to the elimination of the traditional movement splint in the design, the vision becomes wider and the structure of the movement can be seen. It can be found that the main splint and the gold automatic disc have also been hollowed out to allow the light to penetrate and illuminate Inside the movement.
The movement is equipped with a double barrel, a silicon spring and a pallet. It is manually assembled by the craftsman. The traditional movement splint is eliminated, and the view is wider.
Feature three: the connotation of modern technology under the classical appearance
The whole movement is fixed by 5 specific screws. This treatment process, which was used for the first time by Jacques Rodriguez, originated from the system commonly used in ordnance production, and was borrowed and adopted by the brand team. In addition, the One is equipped with a dual barrel, silicon balance spring and pallet fork, and its 2663 SQ movement is manually assembled by craftsmen, giving a large second hand watch with unprecedented aesthetics.
Large Second Hand Skeleton One
18K rose gold material / 2663 SQ automatic winding movement / eccentric, eccentric minutes, large seconds display / sapphire crystal / waterproof 30 meters / 41mm diameter / reference price: about 248,700 RMB