For Baselworld 2018, Jaquet Droz introduced a new skeleton watch made of gold or ceramic in the Grande Seconde collection.

Since it was first launched, the Grande Seconde collection by Jaquet Droz has delighted fans with some high-class timepieces. All the watches share a unique signature design – a graphic representation of the number 8 on two offset discs on the dial, symbolising infinity. For the first time, a skeleton watch has joined the collection, while still respecting the original design feature. So, out goes the traditional dial and in comes an openwork design. At 12 o’clock, the hour and minute hands move above a decor featuring the watch mechanism. They point to elegant Roman and Arabic numerals placed on a rim made of grey gold or ceramic, depending on the version. The second hand makes its way around a sapphire surface. Below, the visible structure of the bridges with black coating weave their web.

jaquet droz grande seconde skeleton closeup

Three versions of the Grande Seconde Skelet One are available. The refined white gold and red gold cases are 40mm wide, while the ceramic version with its more contemporary style is 41.5mm wide, providing an attractive impact on the wrist. They are all driven by the self-winding calibre JD 2363 SQ with 68 hours of power reserve. The back of the watch reveals all the components, including the double barrel. So you can see the skeleton rotor, where the watch number is engraved.

jaquet droz grande seconde skeleton caseback

The Grande Seconde Skelet One comes with an alligator leather strap and a tang buckle.

Price: 24,700 EUR (ceramic) – 34,300 EUR (red or white gold) jaquet-droz.com

By Dan Diaconu

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