As I was recently reviewing some of the new watches presented at Baselworld, I came across this beauty from Swatch Group-owned Montres Jaquet Droz – the Grande Heure Minute Onyx. It is said that of all the stones used by Montres Jaquet Droz’s expert dial-makers, onyx is particularly admired. This composition of onyx (dial) and steel (case) is particularly alluring. In a world of intricate and often highly detailed watch designs, this watch really stands apart in a simple, graceful sort of way. Definitely the standout piece in the 2010 Jaquet Droz collection.
43mm stainless steel case, Reference J017030201, Centered hours and minutes. Small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, comes on a rolled-edge hand made black alligator leather strap with matching stainless steel buckle
Price may be in the $15,000 range, but just a guess.