Hands-On: The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Onyx

Hands-On: The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Onyx

When you think of Jaquet Droz, your brain no doubt goes toward the super customary. I’m talking robots, definite lacquer painting, and old-school gold filigree work. In any case, that’s not everything the brand is about. The Grande Seconde Moon Onyx is verification of this, taking one of the brand’s natural silhouettes, however delivering it in a cutting edge path with the utilization of a tempered steel case and a spotless onyx dial.

The dial has different levels and the chapter rings cast unpretentious shadows on the onyx ground.

The Grande Seconde family is one of the vital mainstays of Jaquet Droz’s contemporary assortment. There are heaps of various variants of the fake watch prices all assembled by the namesake huge sub-seconds register. Here and there this register is straightforwardly beneath the hours/minutes dial, shaping such a “8” design, and other occasions it’s askew or even coordinated into a tourbillon. Here, you have the most customary arrangement, though the seconds register likewise contains a date complication and a moonphase complication, all in that equivalent, curiously large circle in the lower segment of the dial.

The moonphase marker is precise to one day like clockwork and 46 days.

The Grande Seconde Moon Onyx begins with a 43mm treated steel case that has a thin, slightly domed bezel that gives the dial a ton of space to move around and offer its expression. I’d say it wears slightly on the little side for a 43mm fake watch prices with the case tightening a piece to the wrist, yet it’s as yet an enormous fake watch prices and the 13.23mm thickness doesn’t help. The actual dial looks rather straightforward from the start, however there are a ton of layers affecting everything here. The fundamental dial sits as the base of sorts, with the two metal chapter rings gliding above, projecting unobtrusive shadows underneath. I truly delighted in this impact and I think it adds a ton to the visual interest of this fake watch prices overall. 

The moon plate is additionally onyx, so it matches the remainder of the dial consummately. At specific points, it’s hard to see where the different pieces of the dial fit together – they rather seem as though one sweeping dark surface. Once more, the impact is truly attractive. On the moon circle sits a point by point moon made of 22k white gold and a couple of stars made of 18k white gold. The stars are Jaquet Droz’s particular seven-pointed assortment and there’s something a little old fashioned about them that adds a little delicateness to an otherwise obvious fake watch prices The moonphase marker is exact to one day in like clockwork and 46 days.

The Jaquet Droz type 2660QL3.

Powering the fake watch prices is the Jaquet Droz type 2660QL3, which is a programmed development with a silicon balance spring and bed horns. It has two origin barrels that offer a 68-hour power hold and the development runs in 30 gems. The finishing is properly present day to fit with the remainder of the fake watch prices with wide, sunray-shaped stripes emanating from the equilibrium and a part of the way openworked winding rotor. To get the exactness of the moonphase capacity to where it is, Jaquet Droz utilizes something they call the “mechanism 135.” This may sound puzzling, however it’s truly a moon plate with 135 teeth that is constrained by a 16-tooth driving wheel. This is anything but a restrictive Jaquet Droz technology, yet it is ideal to see the brand offer up a higher exactness moonphase in a fake watch prices like this where the complication is an essential piece of what makes the fake watch prices special.

On the wrist, the Grande Seconde Moon Onyx wears well at a fake watch costs of its size.

Overall, the Grande Seconde Moon Onyx amazed me on the wrist. The utilization of negative space on the dial, the little shadows cast by the chapter rings, and the almost without numeral field makes for something truly striking. As I said, the case wore more modest than I expected, however I discovered the thickness to be a restricting variable for me. It’s one of those fake watch prices that you truly feel subsequent to wearing it for a brief period. Some will adore this, others will not – it’s actually an individual choice. Esthetically though, even at the HODINKEE office, this is a fake watch prices that collects a great deal of comments and “Whoa, what’s that on your wrist?” questions.

The Grande Seconde Moon Silver

The Grande Seconde Moon Ivory Enamel

It’s worth taking note of that this fake watch prices has two family members as well –  the Grande Seconde Moon Silver and the Grande Seconde Moon Ivory Enamel. Technically talking, these fake watch prices are indistinguishable from the Grande Seconde Moon Onyx, they simply have diverse esthetic medicines. The previous uses a treated steel case combined with a silver opaline dial, Roman numerals, and loads of blue accents, while the last beginnings with a red gold case and finishes it off with an iv0ry-shaded grand feu polish dial that likewise utilizes Roman numerals and more tone. As far as I might be concerned, the Onyx variant is the most fascinating of the bunch, yet in case you’re searching for something somewhat more customary, you might need to consider one of the two alternatives.

It’s astonishing how a basic dial treatment can take an extremely customary looking fake watch prices and cause it to feel so contemporary. 

The Grande Seconde Moon Onyx retails for $17,300, while the Grande Seconde Moon Silver and the Grande Seconde Moon Ivory Enamel retail for $15,200 and $28,900, individually. The onyx form is selective to Jaquet Droz stores and Swatch Group’s Tourbillon shops, while the others are accessible through the full retail network.

For more, visit Jaquet Droz on the web . 

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