300th Anniversary of the Birth of Pierre Jaquet-Droz: The Grande Seconde Reveals the Moon
This year, the Maison celebrates the birth of its watchmaking founder, exactly 300 years ago on July 28, 1721. For this occasion, the Grande Seconde Moon has been reimagined in two exclusive anniversary editions: one explores the traditions of the Maison and the other explores its modern inspirations.
What piece perfectly embodies the spirit of Jaquet Droz? Without a doubt, it is the most recognizable face: the Grande Seconde. Based on a figure “8” design, this creation organizes time in a unique way, with off-centered hours and minutes at the top, complemented by a large seconds dial at 6 o’clock. This simple, sleek and timeless design has been given the utmost care to preserve its essence, while necessary evolutions have been made to adapt it to contemporary watchmaking. Among these is the Moon Phase, which has led to the birth of the Grande Seconde Moon.
Today, Jaquet Droz has extensively redesigned its icon to offer two exclusive versions that reflect its dual heritage: on the one hand respecting its age-old craftsmanship, and on the other, a desire to take the Grande Seconde Moon into the 21st century.
Now, for the first time, these two new models feature a 41 mm diameter. The Grande Seconde Moon, which has previously been available in 43 mm and 39 mm versions, comes in a comfortable and contemporary 41 mm diameter, suitable for both men’s and women’s wrists.