jaquet droz grande seconde off centered meteorite closeup



Jaquet Droz’s love for nature and the world around us takes the brand to the stars where the celestial bodies giving rise to meteorites are born. Three limited-edition watches have resulted from this fascination for space.

Even though today we know a little bit more about the solar system, let’s go back in time to the 18th century, when the watchmaker-magician Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721-1790) was born. At that time, instruments used to peer up above the clouds did exist, but they were few in number and mainly reserved to the scientific elite. To look at the stars, the most simple thing to do – and this is still the case today – is to raise your eyes to the night sky and see them shine. This fascination for the immensity of space continues is still one of the greatest mysteries today and can be seen on the dial of three Grande Seconde Off-Centred Meteorite watches made by Jaquet Droz.

jaquet droz grande seconde off centered meteorite closeupThe Grande Seconde Off-Centred Meteorite family is available in two sizes of red-gold case – the first 39mm wide, with the optional extra of 256 diamonds, and the second 43mm. The time functions are brought to life by the automatic JD 2663.P and 2663A.P calibres, which are equipped with a red-gold rotor and a double barrel, and provide a power reserve of 68 hours.

Price: 24,550 CHF (39 mm) – 26,700 CHF (43 mm) – 33,950 CHF (39 mm jewelled)  jaquet-droz.com

By Sharmila Bertin