Jaquet Droz Watch is one of the interesting watchmakers, which attach more importance on design and aesthetics comparing with the movements. Like their use of enamel, of onyx and stone dials.Their traditional design techniques and aesthetics are more favored by watch collectors. The truth has been certificated, they are no slouches in the movement department, and the F. Piguet movements was always adopted in manufacturing the watch. There is a great breakthrough, in 2016 Baselworld,they added a movement with complication to the Grande Seconde collection in the form of the new Jacquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time watch model. The two time zones is a hint at the founder Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s reputation as a great traveler.
The replica Jaquet Droz Grande Second Dual time is fitted with a new developed movement and retains the design similar to the earlier watch models, which is finished with the two off-centered dials, slightly overlapping to make a figure of eight. The lower, larger dial shows the reference time, which can be set to home time or GMT or any other time, and also concentric with the seconds hands and a date hand. This watch comes in the upper dial showing local time and offering roman numerals. The Roman numerals on the upper counter and the Arabic numerals on the lower are complementary, and pleasing to look at while providing the essential distinction between local and reference time.
Housed in the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time replica, the self-winding mechanical movement has a power reserve of 65 hours and running at 28,800 bph. It is equipped with a silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-carat red gold oscillating weight.
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time is the result of the 18k red gold with an ivory double level grand feu enamel dial, with a black onyx dial made in 18k white gold white gold applied rings, and in stainless steel with a silver opaline dial with applied ring. Coming in the case measuring 43mm in diameter and rather comfortable on the wrist under a dress shirt.