Monochrome Watches Review: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième personally Off white Enamel

Jaquet Droz watches, it appears, are more well-liked within the Asian market (especially Hong Kong as well as China) compared to Europe or the Ough.S., despite the innate company’s timepieces produced (thanks to the Swatch Team, owner of the brand) and their organic style. All of us’ve formerly reviewed some JD on the Grayscale Wrist watches blog (here as well as right here), but the manufacturer’s newest add-on is obviously an extremely good 1. Appreciate our overview of the brand new, handsome Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Off white Enamel, within 43mm and in red gold.

Overall appearance:

The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième personally Off white Enamel is definitely an stylish gown watch, even when a number of its specifications tend to be fairly wide of our needs with regard to dress wrist watches. In fact, this’s not really a few style or even features but much more of size. This watch exists by 50 percent sizes, 39 millimeters and forty three millimeters (the main one we had). The concept of the gown watch would slim much more towards smaller timepieces – below 40 millimeters – and slim cases. The JD Enamel is actually neither small neither slim. However, what pushes us to classify it as a gown view may be the overall sensation about the wrist — stylish, original as well as discreet.

The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel comes with the manufacturer’s typical “8-form” motif, meaning a little hrs -and-minutes counter along with a big mere seconds subdial. This particular layout was used within antique pocketwatches developed by Pierre Jaquet-Droz throughout the second the main 1700s. Once the brand came back alive within 2000, the option of this particular design was a smart (and stylish) method to create a presence for the brand and to create wrist watches that would be effortlessly identifiable. Most of them are now using this type of dial, along with or without additional problems (tourbillon, photo calendars, or even moment repeaters) as well as in multiple supplies (teeth enamel, Geneva lines pattern, gemstones, paillonné enamel, ceramic).


The actual Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième personally Off white Enamel might appear much like additional wrist watches within the Jaquet Droz collection however it really includes enhancements in the motion. Since its restoration, Jaquet Droz continues to be utilizing movements based on a Frédebéric Piguet quality, that comes courtesy of Blancpain (additionally part of the Swatch Group). An excellent motion (once we saw when critiquing the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW) but now Jaquet Droz has decided to put into action new technologies and to expose the brand new Caliber 2660Q2.P. It arrives with a typical Jaquet Droz design, with an added date problem, but at the rear of the actual call can be found a few interesting features, for example Si along with a double gun barrel. However we’lmost all return to this later.

The other feature to point out is the outstanding, off white enamel dial. These components, rare and difficult to produce, may be the main reason for this Jaquet Droz watch’s charm, since rest of the watch is comparable to other models already available. Together with the form and the standard JD display, the actual bundle looks brilliant. Right now let’s have a closer look at it.