At the time of the 7th Only Watch Charity Auction, Jaquet Droz presented and sold an outstanding Grande Seconde Off-centered watch Proceeds are used to study the cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The true meaning of time is generosity. Jacques Dro has always adhered to this creed and actively participated in the biennial Only Watch charity auction. This auction brings together many unique watch pieces, and the auction results will be used for the study of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a serious muscle and heart disease. Jacques Dro is convinced that the disease will eventually be cured and is committed to contributing to it. With this, Jacques de Loire launched a unique eccentric large second hand watch to help the event.
The classic eccentric large seconds model is unique with its number 8. The number 8 is a symbol of endlessness and eternity, and it is also one of Jacques Dro’s brand symbols. This watch uses a hematite dial to reinterpret the classic eccentric large seconds hand series. This copper oxide-rich ore was discovered in the mid-19th century and its pleasing appearance is reminiscent of Mars, inspiring reveries of cosmic astronomy. The bright red symbolizes the passion for the timepiece and the Only Watch project.
The cutting of ore dials has extremely high technological requirements, and Jacques Droe is an industry leader in this regard. Every single inclusion, every texture, and every detail on the dial underlines the uniqueness of this watch. However, this large seconds watch is not limited to this: the two dials traditionally set at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock have adopted an eccentric design, giving the simple and pure dial a new vitality. The delicate gold inlaid dial ring complements the slender hands and the graceful central seconds hand. The winding crown moves to the 4 o’clock position, adding a touch of delicate beauty.
This large second hand watch not only brings visual enjoyment, but also uses a self-winding movement with a silicon balance spring and a pallet fork to ensure that the timepiece is accurate and reliable. Silicon is not only resistant to impacts, temperature changes, and high pressures, but it is also not affected by magnetic fields and is stable in nature. This eccentric large second hand watch has a 68-hour power reserve. The ochre red sapphire dial, the shiny 43mm red gold case and the deep black crocodile leather strap blend in harmony. This eccentric second hand is engraved with the inscriptions ‘1/1’ and ‘Only Watch 2017 Cuprite’ by hand. It will be released at the Monaco Yacht Show at the end of September. Then it will participate in a watch connoisseur and enthusiast The international touring exhibition finally appeared at the auction held in Geneva on Saturday, November 11.
‘Some watches tell time, some tell a story.’
Off-center large second hand
GRANDE SECONDE OFF-CENTERED CUPRITE
Red hematite dial.
18K red gold case.
Mechanical self-winding movement.
Power reserve is approximately 68 hours.
43 mm diameter.
Limited edition of 1.