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JAQUET DROZ, GRANDE SECONDE SKELET-ONE TOURBILLON "ONLY WATCH"
JAQUET DROZ, GRANDE SECONDE SKELET-ONE TOURBILLON "ONLY WATCH"
JAQUET DROZ, GRANDE SECONDE SKELET-ONE TOURBILLON "ONLY WATCH"
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JAQUET DROZ, GRANDE SECONDE SKELET-ONE TOURBILLON "ONLY WATCH"

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JAQUET DROZ, GRANDE SECONDE SKELET-ONE TOURBILLON "ONLY WATCH"
Model name: Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon "Only Watch" - J013523243
Case: 18-karat red gold case
Dial: Sapphire dial, 18-karat white gold base with Grand Feu "plique-à-jour" enamel
Calibre: Jaquet Droz 2625SQ, self-winding skeleton tourbillon movement, black treatment, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, titanium tourbillon frame, single barrel, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight
Bracelet: Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator
Dimensions: Diameter 41 mm / Height 13.36 mm
Specificities: This is the only Grande Seconde Skelet-One model equipped with a flying tourbillon and a plique-à-jour enamel dial entirely handcrafted in the Jaquet Droz Ateliers d’Art.
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Lot Essay

The Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon "Only Watch" finds the perfect harmony between a complication and centuries-old Ateliers d'Art. Its contemporary skeletonisation reveals a flying tourbillon and a plique-à-jour enamel dial unique in the world of watchmaking.

The Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon aesthetic architecture is as technical as it is unique. For Only Watch, Jaquet Droz put to work its Ateliers d'Art as well, in order to produce a highly exclusive plique-à-jour dial, made specially for the famous charity sale.

The composition is not formed of a single piece of enamel; rather it is made up of cells of different colors and shapes. These cells are separated by gold wire cloisons. With no metal backing, the composition is a standalone piece similar to a stained glass window.

Every tone of enamel has been painstakingly selected for the model and fired at a very high temperature several times in a row before the ultimate polishing step. The latter requires a rare dexterity in order to control the risks of breaking the enamel. The tourbillon cage follows the geometry of the skeleton movement, with a triple cross shape which, once a minute, aligns perfectly with its bridges.

HISTORY OF THE BRAND
To enter the world of Jaquet Droz is to open the doors to a unique experience in the world of luxury goods and fine watchmaking. Astounding and enthralling through innovation, whilst pushing the boundaries of creativity... each and every timepiece we have designed meets the challenge of these exacting criteria. Each of our pieces is the result of true craftsmanship and exceptional mastery, as embodied in our automata and in the expertise employed in our Ateliers d’Art. Every timepiece is a fruit of our passion, and all tell the story of Jaquet Droz. The life of a master watchmaker and his sons who, during the Age of Enlightenment, created works of mechanical jewelry, watches and clocks featuring automata or music, such as singing birds, and extraordinary humanoid automata.

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