Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Ceramic: Transparency Master

Meet the masculine hi-tech brother of the timeless horology classics.
It’s amazing how a familiar watch can be transformed into something completely new with just a bunch different materials and design take! Coming in a black 41.5 mm ceramic case and featuring a skeletonized movement this particular Grande Seconde has little in common with its dressy and classical siblings. The layout is still the same: two vertically aligned subdials with hours and minutes at the top and a big second hand at the bottom. However, the overall transparent appearance as well as blued steel screws and hands against white gold indexes really do their thing.
The gear train is entirely suspended and fixed to the skeletonized bridges that cross over the movement. The second subdial, it is made from sapphire to offer an unobstructed view of each of the movement’s details. The caliber is automatic, but white gold oscillating weight has been entirely skeletonized to avoid masking the slightest detail. And there’s a nice final touch: the watch comes on a blue canvas strap for some extra tech-y feel. After all, if you’re after some traditional pieces, the brand already has tons of cool enamel-dialed precious-metal versions.