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Jaquet Droz has unveiled the new aesthetic of its latest timepiece, whose tourbillon is revealed through geometry.

The brand says the new Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon paves the way for a new artistic horizon, breaking away from traditional designs and towards open-worked mechanics.

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With this sculptural, modern and powerful edition of the Tourbillon Skeleton, the iconic model is designed for watch connoisseurs.

The skeleton structure is brand new and focuses on straight lines, angles, modernity and perfect symmetry.

This contemporary skeletonisation is as technical as its highly precise tourbillon movement can be, furthering the technical and aesthetic consistency of the piece.

The tourbillon cage follows the geometry of the skeleton movement, with a triple cross shape which, once a minute, aligns perfectly with its bridges.

The hands, including the seconds hand that is attached to the tourbillon cage, have been redesigned to be more slender. They sweep over the two “multi-tier” dials, of which the first is crafted from sapphire and displays the seconds, minutes and hours ring, and is adorned with gold indexes.

To support the body of the watch, the bottom plate has been completely reworked with three objectives in mind: to distribute the circulating forces around the movement, thus ensuring it is sturdy and allowing as much light to pass through as possible.

 

It is housed in a red gold 41mm case with the largest opening possible, offering a complete view of the movement.

This new addition also reveals an aesthetic that Jaquet Droz has worked on down to the smallest detail, with special attention given to the finishes of the bridges and screws.

The red gold 18ct skeletonised oscillating weight, visible from the back yet invisible from the dial, provides the Skelet-One Tourbillon with a 7-day power reserve.

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