THE TRAVELING SOUL
An ideal travel companion for elegant globetrotters, the travel watch from the watchmaker from La Chaux-de-Fonds offers a new face that encourages people to never put down their suitcases again.
Traveling is a way of life. To preserve his temporal landmarks, Jaquet Droz revisits the esthetics of his Grande Seconde Dual Time without distorting its spirit. While the layout of the two time zones remains identical with the emblematic 8-shaped dial, the complication dedicated to the second time zone located in the lower part changes markedly. A representation of the continents in the form of a polar azimuthal projection now serves as a backdrop. A powdered finish helps the land stand out from the polished surface of the oceans. To make it easier to read the domestic time, a red triangle points to the 24-hour indication carried by a disc now segmented in two distinct colors, white for day and black for night. The local time can always be read at the top of the dial on an hour circle made up of Roman numerals. Its time jump setting ensures ease of use for the traveler upon arriving at the destination.
All versions are powered by the 2663H24 caliber. In addition to the hours and minutes, this self-winding movement with 65 hours of power reserve orchestrates a date with a fine hand recognizable by its red tip. The sapphire caseback also reveals the stylized oscillating weight. Each Grande Seconde Dual Time comes with a leather strap.
Price: 15,200 CHF (steel) – 25,500 CHF (red gold) jaquet-droz.com
By Dan Diaconu