"One watch shows the time, another tells a whole story" - Jaquet Droz has introduced a new version of Grande Seconde Moon with moon phase display

27.04.2017

As you know, long before the watch appearance, people estimated years, following on the stars. For many generations heavenly bodies were a kind of guides that helped to identify correctly the current daytime and at all times observing the moon phases gave the ability to track the month’s change, which always aroused a real interest from the watchmaking masters. So, centuries later, the story was reflected in the mechanism of moon phase display. In 2017, it appeared in the famous model Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde also. However, the proprietary design of the product remained unchanged. The geometry of the dual dial resembles a figure eight, – the emblem of the House Jaquet Droz and the infinity symbol.

The task Jaquet Droz artisans set themselves was initially not easy, because a new caliber element always affects the operation of the existing mechanism. The latest moon phase indicator requires adjustment only once every 122 years and 46 days – in other words, this error will go unnoticed for several generations.

Being technically complex, the Grande Seconde Moon is aesthetically perfect. In the classic version with an ivory colored dial, it is easy to trace the laconic style characteristic of Jaquet Droz. An elegant rose gold ring with dates accomplishes the image. A new variation of Grande Second Moon is not only a perfect piece of art for calculation time. It is a touch to its secret, which people have been trying to solve throughout their life.