The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde is immediately identifiable by its two off-centered dials which form a figure eight; in 2008, Jaquet Droz launched the Grande Seconde SW, a sportier version of the Grande Seconde. This new model being introduced in 2014 is distinguished by an anthracite grey, Côtes de Genève decorated dial. This is not the first time we have seen a dial with Geneva striping from Jaquet Droz (e), but it is less complicated than this Jaquet Droz tourbillon with striped dial, and an all-around good looking watch.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW Côtes de Genève
45mm steel case (11.93mm thick), automatic mechanical movement (ruthenium finish, double barrel, 18-carat white gold oscillating weight)
This watch has a lot of subtle design detail to it that is worth noting. There is some great interplay of brushed and polished surfaces. The subsidiary rings and plates are 18k white gold, with a brushed finish. This matches the crown guard and identical symmetrically placed piece on the left side of the case — both with brushed finish on top, and notice how these pieces wrap around to the back side of the case which has a polished surface and see-through casebac. The movement is nicely decorated, with a styled rotor that shows us the “sporty” side of this watch.
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW Côtes de Genève will price at $14,500.