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Jaquet Droz’s Sports Star

Laurie Kahle

Though its aesthetic is modern and slick, Jaquet Droz’s sporty Grande Seconde SW collection traces its design roots to an 18th-century pocket watch crafted by the brand’s namesake watchmaker, Pierre Jaquet Droz. Like all of the company’s timepieces, the recent Grande Seconde SW in steel with ceramic and red gold with titanium evoke the master’s historic Grande Seconde pocket watch, with its figure-eight layout composed of a small hours and minutes display positioned at 12 o’clock above a large seconds dial at 6 o’clock. A fluted bezel made of scratchproof ceramic and indicators and hands that glow with blue Super-LumiNova enhance the dimensional architecture of the Grande Seconde SW Steel-Ceramic ($14,700). Meanwhile, the Grande Seconde SW Red Gold-Titanium ($18,900) pairs strong, lightweight titanium with brushed red gold accents to frame its reflective carbon fiber dial, blending space-age materials with classical codes. (www.jaquet-droz.com)

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