Monday, December 05, 2005

Jaquet Droz Hommage

Ref. J003034-32. Made in a limited edition of only 8 examples in 2004. Self-winding, water-resistant, 18K white gold gentleman's wristwatch with regulator-style dial with oversized seconds indication and an 18K white gold Jaquet Droz buckle. Three-body case, solid, polished, transparent case back, rounded band and bezel, curved concave lugs, sapphire crystals. Matte dial silver off-center dial for the hours and minutes with painted radial Roman numerals, below a large subsidiary dial for the seconds with painted Arabic numerals, framed by a beveled white gold ring secured to a “perlage”-decorated base with 3 blued steel screws. Blued steel "alpha" hands. Movement Caliber 2663.4 (base FP 1153), rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 30 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock-absorber self-compensating flat balance-spring, twin barrels, 18K white gold rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 43 mm. Thickness 12 mm.