2018 Basel Haute Horlogerie Show Preview: Jacques Dro’s Black Enamel Moon Phase Large Second Hand Performing Touching Moon Color

Excellent timepieces combine romantic poetry and exquisite craftsmanship to pay tribute to the moon.

   The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel traces the ancient legend that humans can only record the changes of the month through the moon.

   This Grande Seconde model will be launched during the 2018 Baselworld, adding moon phase complications and paying tribute to the moon, highly regarded by watchmakers. The moon phases are reminiscent of the mysterious and complex connections between the earth and the sun and the moon and the earth. Accurately presenting the moon phase cycle from the new moon to the second quarter, while continuing the pure and simple aesthetic characteristics of the large second hand and the brand’s iconic number ‘8’ shape, it is a veritable artistic and technical challenge. The black grand fire enamel double dial is equipped with a satin three-dimensional inner dial ring, and the black onyx moon phase display is decorated with 18K red gold star inlays and 22K gold moon. The wonderful moon phase scenery contains the extraordinary clockwork mechanism. The watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement that makes full use of the natural properties of silicon. This innovative material recently used in the watchmaking industry has excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance. Thanks to the unique mechanism developed by Jacques Dro, the Grande Seconde Moon shows a ‘real’ lunar trajectory, which means that it needs to be adjusted every 122 years. The black enamel moon phase large seconds hand adheres to the exquisite and elegant watchmaking heritage, and the dial elements all show its elegant style. Precision technology complements elegant design. 18K red gold case with black curled crocodile leather strap, analog date display and astronomical moon phase display at 6 o’clock, the latter can be adjusted by the button at 8 o’clock.

   Jacques de Roy stimulates valuable emotions with superb skills, interprets breathtaking wonders, and further reflects the tabulation purpose of echoing the phenomenon of mysterious celestial bodies, revealing the longing of human beings to give meaning to life-this is the origin of time division. This watch is 43 mm in diameter and has a power reserve of about 68 hours. With the eyes turning, it reveals the moon-shifting star shift and captures the essence of time in the passage of minutes.