This year, the latest Skelet-One Ceramic is donned in hues of black and blue, with a monochromatic touch accented across the grey skeletal frame. Applied only to the hour, minute, second hands, and screws, the chapter ring is crafted from white gold with bold appliques, and reflects a vertically brushed finish.
The exposé of the 8-shape is in homage to Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s very first iteration of the pocket watch bore the stylised figure in circa 1785. Then as it was now, the configuration evoked a minimalistic style that was ahead of its era.
Today, the Grande Seconde collection now includes a Chronograph version, which preserves its unique aesthetic with precise chronometric capability. Unlike most chronographs in the market, the Grande Seconde style is dressier than its counterparts.
Affixed with a monopusher, the movement was exclusively made for Jaquet Droz, assembled with a column-wheel construction, and the Grande Seconde Deadbeat. The model premieres in four versions, one of which is an 88-piece limited edition in red gold and Grand Feu enamel dial.
The perpetual editions comprise of stainless steel cases in 43mm which are available in sandblasted silver, blue, or taupe grey dials. The configuration also slightly differs, with more off-centred dials and a crown at the 4 o’clock position.