This year, the luxury Swiss watchmaker has finally released the latest model of the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine that perfectly combines the watchmaker’s expertise and the jeweler’s art in a single piece. This novelty was previewed earlier at the Baselworld 2014 watch show.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine boasts a dial and oscillating weight cut from a disc of aventurine and, for the very first time, the enchanting display of its tourbillon is embellished with the poetic, mineral glitter to mimic a starry night sky.
The fabulous sparkling diamonds are set on the bezel and lugs, as well as around the contours of the well-known figure-eight-motif sub-dials. In total, the new watch features 382 brilliant-cut diamonds.
A delicate touch of mother-of-pearl plays with the effects of light and the reflections of the exceptional gems. The hours and minutes dial, in white mother-of-pearl, provides perfect legibility, whereas the tourbillon, protected in its sapphire crystal frame, shows the complex architecture of the watchmaking. Furthermore, blued steel hands perfectly match with the blue aventurine dial. This gorgeous dial is housed in a feminine 18-karat white gold case which measures 39mm in diameter.
Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine is powered with the Jaquet Droz caliber 25JD. The self-winding tourbillon movement can store enough energy to keep the watch ticking for at least one week or 7 days.
When you turn the watch upside down, a sapphire glass case back reveals a custom-made piece of aventurine which is set into the 18-karat white gold oscillating weight and affixed with the two gold stars that form the signature of Jaquet Droz.
The latest version of the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine model is produced in the limited series of only 28 pieces. The retail price is yet to be confirmed.