There is a new member of the lunar club fraternity – Jaquet Droz have released an addition to their classic Grande Seconde Collection in the form of a watch with both date and moon phase two different variants – stainless steel or 18kt red gold 43mm sized cases.
The case, in stainless steel or in 18kt red gold, measures 43mm x 13.3mm. It has double sapphire crystals and it is water resistant to 30 meters.
As you can see at a glance, it is immediately recognisable as a Grande Seconde, with Jaquet Droz’s distinctive overlapping dials for which this collection is known. The dial itself naturally differs according to your metal of fancy.
The stainless steel variant has a silver opaline with a blued steel moon disc with stars and moon appliques in 18kt white gold and 22kt white gold respectively. These are classically accompanied by blued hands, along with a date hand with red varnished tip.
If your choice is the warm of red gold the dial is ivory Grand Feu enamel dial with 18kt red gold applied ring, and a blued steel moon disc with star and moon appliques in 18kt red gold and 22kt gold respectively. There will also be an ebony dial available for the red gold version. The size of the moon, in combination with its textured look reflecting the actual physical appearance, is the highlight of this watch for me.
Inside this new Grande Seconde Date is the automatic Calibre 2660QL3 beating at 28,800 VPH and with a power reserve of sixty-eight hours.
The stainless steel version will come on a handmade black or brown alligator strap with a folding clasp that is matched to the metal of the watch.