Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat Hides Rare Complication

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat Watch Baselworld 2015

Under its elegant disguise, the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat hides a complication rarely found in a modern mechanical replica watches for sale. Which is perhaps why the Swiss luxury brand thought to present it to members of the press alongside one of its historic pocket watches also featuring a deadbeat seconds.

Pierre Jaquet-Droz Pocket Watch Deadbeat Seconds Front

Introduced during the Age of Enlightenment, the deadbeat or independent seconds complication features a ticking motion en lieu of the linear sweep that usually accompanies a high-end timepiece. In recent years though, the tick has made a comeback, and Jaquet Droz has decided to pair its latest interpretation with its most revered collection, the Grande Seconde.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat Watch Baselworld 2015 Front

Instantly recognizable for its figure eight layout – a staple of the brand – and stunning Grand Feu enamel dial, it serves as the backdrop for one of the brand’s most complicated Swiss Cheap Rolex replica watches, featuring hours, minutes, date, and deadbeat seconds functions.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat Watch Baselworld 2015 Wrist

Subtle changes have been made to make way for the new deadbeat complication. However the design remains light and well balanced. Traditionally placed inside the lower off-centered dial, the hypnotic seconds hand can now be found at the heart of the dial, while the retrograde date takes its usual spot inside the lower off-center dial.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat Watch Baselworld 2015 Close UP

As well as introducing a rare complication for the modern era, Jaquet Droz has gone for an unorthodox mix of Roman and Arabic numerals inside the hour dial. The red indication for the 31st day of the month is also an interesting and welcomed addition.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat Watch Baselworld 2015 Back

Inside, the IWC Replica Watches features caliber 2695SMR, an automatic movement made exclusively for Jaquet Droz. Visible through a sapphire crystal case back, the new caliber boasts a power reserve of 40 hours due most likely to the energy required for the deadbeat seconds hand.

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat Watch Baselworld 2015 Back Close

With the Grande Seconde Deadbeat, Jaquet Droz Fake Watches revisits a revered complication and a key moment of its heritage, and brings it into the modern age. The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat is available in a limited edition of 88 pieces in 18-karat red gold, priced at CHF 29,000 Swiss francs excluding VAT.

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An angel passes, drawn along by a butterfly, and time seems to hold its breath in a moment of pure poetry. This motif, discovered in an old book devoted to Jaquet Droz Replica, has been depicted just once before, in the Age of Enlightenment, by one of the automata created by Pierre Jaquet-Droz. In 2013, it was given pride of place on “The Loving Butterfly” a Swiss replica watches UK paying tribute to putti – sculptures of children used to decorate some of Italian architecture’s most beautiful buildings.