For the ninth consecutive year, Jaquet Droz supports Only Watch charity sale by donating a unique piece – A Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon adorned with a plique-à-jour enamel dial.
The unique watch’s largely dimensioned and off-center dial at 6 o’clock provides its owner with the finest and most accurate reading of the seconds. This was achieved with the help of the tourbillon. The new Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon “Only Watch” was born of Jaquet Droz’s in-house expertise, but entirely reworked in the purest chronometric approach. Thanks to its realization in titanium and the elimination of the sapphire bridges, the cage has been optimized with regards to its chronometric functions. The balance spring and pallet lugs are made of silicon.
The Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon “Only Watch” is all about straight lines, angles, and perfect symmetry. Its bridges, finished in black, give a powerful matte appearance. The tourbillon cage follows the geometry of the skeleton movement, with a triple cross shape which, once a minute, aligns perfectly with its bridges.
To produce a highly exclusive plique-à-jour dial made especially for Only Watch, Jaquet Droz put to work its Ateliers d’Art. The watch is made up of straight and geometric sections separated by white gold, thus creating a dial that has been polished flat. The Maison achieved this result by applying an extremely fine diamond powder polish to each area of the enamel. Every tone of enamel has been selected for the model and fired at very high-temperature several times in a row. The result is the watch which is the perfect match between an age-old complication and craftsmanship on the one hand, and an eminently modern technique and geometry on the other.