The Jaquet Droz Twelve Cities ref. J010133202 from the Majestic Beijing collection is the most simple, yet extremely elegant interpretation of a worldtimer with the ability to quickly check the time in twelve cities/timezones with the push of a button. Featuring a black 'Grand Feu' enamel dial, an 18K red gold case measuring 43mm in diameter and an automatic movement that provides a power reserve of 68 hours when fully wound, the Jaquet Droz Twelve Cities is the perfect companion for world travelers or those doing business with partners in multiple time zones that are looking for a worldtimer that is very easy to operate with one simple click.
Once you've set your local home time and city, all it takes is for you to push the button located right above the crown at 2 o'clock to travel in time to twelve major cities included in the aperture at 6 o 'clock. Cities included are Mexico, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney, Azores, London, Genève, Istanbul, Moscow, Dubai and Aspen. The dial features a jumping hours aperture at 12 o'clock and a single hand marking the minutes.
The automatic calibre Jaquet Droz 5153 with double barrel and beautifully decorated 22K white gold oscillating weight is fully visible through the display case back. This movement features 28 jewels and beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph. As you can see in the pictures, this watch is available in a limited edition of only 88 pieces that are properly marked on the dial and the case back. The crown and the pusher that is used to advance the timezones are perfectly executed in a very elegant way.
The watch wears very comfortably and slightly bigger than its actual size due to its slightly domed sapphire crystal and the lack of a bezel on the case which makes the dial appear even larger. The Jaquet Droz Twelve Cities is fitted with a gorgeous rolled-edge black alligator strap with pin buckle in 18K red gold. Even though this fascinating timepiece is waterproof to a depth of 30 meters, as usual, we wouldn't recommend getting the strap wet.
If you are a world traveler, a stock/commodity trader or you are just someone that likes worldtimer complications for the heck of it, this Jaquet Droz will help you scratch the itch for that next timepiece you've been looking for the past couple of weeks.
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