Those who have been waiting for the spectacular Perpetual Calendar Eclipse watch that Jaquet Droz presented earlier this year, at the Baselworld watch fair, can finally relieve. The watch that brings together two of the most valued complications, presenting them on the new refined way, now is available in stores! One of the brand’s most iconic lines is increased by two new versions, one with black and the other one with ivory-colored Grand Feu enamel dial. Classic elegance and distinctive design of this haute horological masterpiece can hardly leave you indifferent.
The contemporary, robust size of this stylish model is in service of the beautiful dial that presents a truly unique way of indicating moon-phases and calendars. For that purpose, the high-end watchmaker integrated four central hands: two with straight shape that indicate hours and minutes, as well as two wavy retrograde hands, tipped with crescent moons which show day of the week and date on scales that take left and right rim of the dial. At the 12 o’clock position, there is a sub-dial that displays months, as well as a petit aperture that indicates a lip year. Finally, at the 6 o’clock position, there is an applied golden moon, with a black or ivory-colored onyx index that moves left and right, revealing, and then concealing the moon face, until its total eclipse. Eight applied golden stars (eight is the brand’s signature number) beautify the spectacle on the dial.
The 43 mm case, made of red gold features nicely polished bezel and lugs. The tiny round bezel serves as the perfect frame for the dial. In my opinion, the one with the black dial is slightly more beautiful, especially when you consider how great its color matches red gold elements. Paired with a black leather strap, this watch is really close to the aesthetical perfection. Sapphire crystal is there to protect the dial and to provide the perfect legibility.
New Jaquet Droz Perpetual Calendar Eclipse watch is powered by a high-end self-winding mechanism produces in the La Chaux-de-Fonds. It oscillates at the frequency of 28’800 vibrations per hour, with the superb power-reserve of 68 hours.