The Grande Seconde Off-centered follows the classic characteristics of Jaquet Droz, combining historical implication, modern design and elegant style.
The onyx Grande Seconde Off-centered Onyx has an unforgettable simplicity and beauty, condensing the profound historical essence of Jacques Droe. Its dial adopts a deep and charming deep black tone, exuding elegance and modern style. The prototype of this creative design is the large second hand created by Pierre Jacques Dro in the 18th century. This watch follows the trend of enlightenment and breaks through the concept of watchmaking. Pierre Jacques de Roux designed two overlapping dials, of which the eccentric second dial is set at 6 o’clock and equipped with extremely slim hands. This innovation not only invented a brand-new mechanical form, but also created a distinctive concept of time. The bit of time was fixed into a beautiful and precious time memory. The two circles intersect into the shape of the number 8. The ‘8’ symbolizes balance and perfection, and is Jacques Dro’s lucky number.
Jacques Dross’s artisan master subtly ‘deformed’ this aesthetic design, slightly shifting the second dial to 7 o’clock. In 2016, the watch continued to evolve, for the first time equipped with a stainless steel case with a diameter of 43 mm, highlighting the charm of the black dial. The beautiful black has always been praised by the artist, blooming a unique luster on the large eccentric second hand. This model follows Jacques Dro’s long tradition of mineral dials, using a carefully cut and polished onyx dial. The deep and intense black is like an ink bottle dipped in a quill by a writer, and it is like a silk satin used by designers to cut clothes. With the movement of the wrist, the colorful streamer makes the uniform and harmonious surface rejuvenate. Jacques de Roux’s master craftsmen subtly and elegantly mark the hour markers directly on the 18K white gold inner ring of the hour and minute display and the second dial that meet the legendary number ‘8’, making the magnificent light color effect even more beautiful. The metallic mirror-like luster contrasts with the heavy light and shadow of the onyx dial, showing the subtle design of the three-dimensional bezel and bezel.
The crown is moved to 4 o’clock, adding a touch of vitality to this new model of timepieces. This watch also comes in a silver-plated opal dial style with a crocodile leather strap. Onyx’s Grande Seconde Off-centered Onyx adds a mysterious charm to Jacques Dro’s poetic time. The colorful streamers caused the artist’s infinite reveries in the deep night.
Off-center large onyx second hand
Grande Seconde Off-centered Onyx J006030270
Black onyx dial and 18K white gold three-dimensional bezel.
Stainless steel case.
Mechanical self-winding movement.
Power reserve is about 68 hours.
43 mm in diameter.