Jaquet Droz - Grande Seconde 18kt. White Gold Automatic Men's Watch
Brand: Jaquet Droz
Item Number: 2477
Description: 18kt white gold case with a black alligator leather strap. Fixed 18kt white gold bezel. Ivory dial with blued steel hands and Roman numeral hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. One subdial displaying: small second. Jaquet Droz Calibre 2663 Automatic movement, containing 30 Jewels, bitting at 28800 vph, and has a power reserve of approximately 68 hours. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Pull / push crown. Skeleton transparent exhibition see through case back. Round case shape, case size: 39 mm, case thickness: 11.52 mm. Tang clasp. Water resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet. Functions: hour, minute, second. Grande Seconde Series. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Ivory Dial 18k White Gold Automatic Men's Watch J014014201.
Condition: Mint condition with no signs of wear.
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Story: Jaquet Droz is a Swiss watch manufacturer, currently part of the Swatch Group's Prestige and Luxury division. The company is named after Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721-1790), a famous Neuchâtel watchmaker. Pierre Jaquet-Droz was a brilliant manufacturer of watches, clocks and so-called “Automatons”, mechanically driven characters. These machines were legendary world famous, and their inventor was almost burned at the stake for alleged witchcraft. A new watch company named Jaquet Droz SA existed in the mid-20th century to no great renown. The firm dissolved in 1963. The Jaquet-Droz name was revived as a shared brand by the Coopérative de Fabricants Suisses d'Horlogerie (FH) in 1965. For nearly 20 years, a wide range of “Jaquet-Droz” branded watches were distributed and sold worldwide but produced by “150 manufacturers.” It was later incorporated as SAH. This concern finally failed in 1983. The Jaquet-Droz brand was re-launched at Basel Fair in 1993. This brand, funded by Investcorp, was unrelated to either former concern. François Bodet and Yves Scherrer, formerly of Breguet Group, acquired the rights in 1995 and began producing replicas of Jaquet-Droz automatons before launching an upscale line of Jaquet-Droz branded watches. A 1999 infusion of cash from the investment firm, Cuopla Group betrayed the firm's dire financial state. In 2000, Swatch Group purchased Montres Jaquet-Droz SA, integrating it into its luxury watch group and moving it to La Chaux-de-Fonds. Today's models embody both classic style, restraint and value. They are noted for their artful characteristics and “spangled” dials, in which the traditional enamel method “Grand Feu Noir Absolu” is used. As part of the Swatch Group, Jaquet Droz draws from many manufacturing sources, including Manufacture Blancpain, which supplies movements.
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