Grande Seconde Dual Time follows the rhythm of history and the journey of Pierre Jaquet-Droz in the 18th century, with new mechanisms and elegance The second time zone shows the magical charm of time in both places.
The founder of the Jaquet Droz brand, Pierre Jacques Drott, stands alone and has a magnificent style. He is a forward-looking entrepreneur and inventor. His timepiece was deeply influenced by the artistic and philosophical trends of the Enlightenment. At the same time, he was an extraordinary traveler. From the royal court of Europe to the Forbidden City of China, Pierre Jacques Dro has been around the world. For him, this ‘era of globalization ahead of the times’ represents progress, beauty, and distinctiveness.
There is no doubt that when he is in Beijing or Madrid, he must carry a watch showing the time of his hometown, La Chaux-de-Fonds. The concept of time between the two places is deeply engraved in Jacques de Lo’s watchmaking spirit. Jacques de Lo presents several classic models to pay homage to the concept of the two places, such as The Twelve Cities, which can read the twelve capital cities with a single pointer, and the Grande Heure GMT ) And The Time Zones.
In 2016, Jacques Dro first applied the two-place concept to one of his signature watches: the Grande Seconde series. This classic model is equipped with two eccentric dials that are slightly intersected with the shape of the number 8 to represent the infinite possibilities of time. ‘8’ is a lucky number for Jacques Dro, symbolizing balance and perfection. For this purpose, the brand has developed a new movement that displays the local time on the upper dial. At the same time, based on the eccentric second dial at 6 o’clock, a second hour and minute display is added to display the reference time. The elegant and slim second hand is not eclipsed, and it rotates once every minute … The master craftsmen adhere to the brand’s aesthetic philosophy and present a classic and exquisite layout design. The upper dial uses Roman numerals and the lower dial uses Arabic numerals. In addition, the watch also adds a complicated function, that is, the date display: the date is displayed by red pin-point hands, using Jacques Dro’s unique and exquisite shape, looks clear and pleasing in the streamlined dial space. This design is also for the sake of improving clarity during reading. For Jacques Droe, aesthetic pursuits go hand in hand with practicality and technical excellence. Therefore, the Grande Seconde Dual Time is equipped with a silicon balance spring, which has excellent precision timing performance and is immune to magnetic interference.
The Grande Seconde Dual Time is accurate and reliable, making it an ideal timepiece for a dream journey. Three 43 mm diameter models are available: large ivory enamel with red gold case, silver-tone milky white Dial and onyx dial with stainless steel case. The two-hour large seconds hand has a power reserve of about 65 hours. It is not only a modern classic, it is dedicated to people who know how to taste time and seize the opportunities no matter where they are.
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