Just Replica Watches UK — The Grande Seconde Off-Centered embodies the essential Jaquet Droz design codes, balancing a sense of history with sheer, modern elegance.
The Grande Seconde Off-Centered Onyx displays a striking graphic simplicity and its stylized black dial draws one deep into the heart of Jaquet Droz’s history. The creative concept underlying this model was born in the 18th century, when Pierre Jaquet-Droz revolutionized watchmaking with his Grande Seconde. In conceiving two barely superimposed dials, one of them off-centered at 6 o’clock and with an extra-fine hand marking the seconds, Pierre Jaquet-Droz invented more than simply a new form of mechanism: he originated a new conception of Time. Together the two dials form the figure 8, a symbol of balance and wholeness that the brand known by its twin stars would adopt for its lucky number.
The craftsmen at Jaquet Droz had already given an aesthetic twist to this understated motif by shifting the second dial slightly to 7 o’clock. 2016 sees a new variation introduced, featuring a 43-mm stainless steel case for the first time, whose diameter further amplifies the magnetic blackness of the dial. Black takes on a whole new dimension in the Grande Seconde Off-Centered. Following in the great tradition of the mineral dials created by Jaquet Droz, an onyx disc has been cut and polished to form the dial of this watch. With every movement of the wrist, its even surface comes alive with reflections. This play of brilliance is made all the more stunning by the discrete indexes. The Jaquet Droz craftsmen cut them directly into the 18-carat white gold circles of the large hours and minutes dial and the smaller seconds dial that combine to form the legendary figure 8. The winding stem positioned at 4 o’clock adds a dynamic touch to this iconic new watch, which also comes in a version that teams a silvered opaline dial with an alligator leather strap.