Insider: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Enamel Tribute 218th Anniversary. Hands-on with a Very Elegant and Understated Timepiece.

With its signature figure eight dial layout, Jaquet Droz presents a new interpretation of its Grande Seconde watch to celebrate the 218th anniversary of Jaquet Droz. The iconic Grande Seconde is fitted this time with an ivory colored 'Grand Feu' enamel dial. Available in yellow, red or white gold case and in 39 mm or 43 mm in case diameter, the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Enamel is one of the most iconic watches from this small manufacture that makes no more than 3,000 watches a year. Individually numbered in a limited edition of only 88 pieces the Grande Seconde Enamel is the epitome of elegance and understatement.

Things You Need to Know

Equipped with a mirror polished case measuring 39 mm or 43 mm, the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Enamel features a sleek silhouette and a perfectly curved bezel. The dial features a subdial with black Roman numerals at 12 o'clock to indicate the hours and minutes and a much larger and more prominent seconds indicator subdial at 6 o'clock. Above the 12 o'clock subdial, the individual number and limitation of the watch appears in highly contrasting red enamel.

The Movement

The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Enamel is powered by the Jaquet Droz calibre 2663.Si with silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges and an 18K yellow gold oscillating weight. The movement fully visible via the display case back provides a power reserve of 68 hours while beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph.

On the Wrist & Pricing

Delivered on a roll edges alligator strap with pin buckle in matching choice of gold, the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Enamel wears true to its size and with utmost elegant wrist presence. For the price, not a bad option if you are looking for an exclusive and extremely elegant dress watch. Available in a limited edition of only 88 pieces.

Sticker Price $21,400 USD. For more info on Jaquet Droz click here.