Jacques Droz Jaquet Droz Infinite And Elegant Jumping Seconds Seconds

Grande Seconde Deadbeat watches prevailed in the eighteenth century. JAQUET DROZ reinterprets the iconic collection, reappearing the seconds-jumping complication on watches with new movements.

JAQUET DROZ pays tribute to the glorious age of enlightenment with the Grande SECONDE COLLECTION Grande Seconde Deadbeat watch.

A rare feature of the jumping seconds is the pinnacle of fine watchmaking precision, originally born in the Enlightenment era. During the same period, Pierre. Pierre Jaquet-Droz is travelling to Europe with a wave of thoughts and presenting his own timepieces to the royal nobility. The skip-second technology makes the second hand no longer move linearly, but advances in a jumping manner, which greatly improves the accuracy of the walking time and lays the foundation for the birth of the chronograph. Unfortunately, this technology is gradually forgotten by the world. Jacques Dro has continued to compose wonderful brand legends, and has continuously introduced new works for fine watchmaking enthusiasts, which has now rejuvenated this ancient skill. The brand chose to combine it with the iconic Grande Seconde series to continue its unique genes: respect for tradition, love of challenges, craftsmanship and innovation.

JAQUET DROZ jumping seconds large seconds watch with JAQUET DROZ 2695SMR self-winding mechanical movement

The watchmaker of Jacques Dro has carefully crafted the new Grande Seconde watch to achieve moving details. The eccentrically set second hand is now set in the center of the dial, and the retrograde calendar showing the date remains the same. This Grande Seconde Deadbeat watch is memorable, familiar and intimate without losing its originality. The ‘jumping’ hands and numbers form an intoxicating picture.

JAQUET DROZ large seconds seconds watch with 18K red gold case and ivory Grand Feu enamel dial, limited to 88 pieces

With this new timepiece, Jacques Dro has achieved two major technological achievements. Following the Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel in 2014 in ivory-colored grand enamel date, the master craftsmen of the brand’s La Chaux-de-Fonds workshop use silicon hairspring technology for the second time. This material has the advantage of being immune to changes in magnetic fields, temperature, and pressure, ensuring accurate travel time. In order to be compatible with the jumping seconds function, the calendar function and the hour and minute dial mechanism, the brand has launched a new movement and has applied for a patent.
Relying on the nanotechnology (especially the LIGA manufacturing process) perfectly mastered by the Swatch Group, the movement components are exquisite and delicate. The brand also specifically uses a ten-tooth cam instead of the thirty-tooth cam in the traditional jumping seconds process, thereby optimizing the structure of the pallet fork and allowing the second hand to jump freely, like a visual feast of coexistence of sophisticated aesthetics and superb technology. This Grande Seconde Deadbeat watch will surely impress lovers of high-precision watches.