Watches made by Jaquet Droz might look classical and straightforward from the outset, anyway on nearer perception they generally highlight an interesting visual viewpoint. Whether it is the shape, the dial, or the complication(s), they generally have that easily conspicuous style that makes and shapes Jaquet Droz to be a brand with a fascinating worth. This year, for Baselworld 2015, there is another release of the Eclipse: the Jaquet Droz Eclipse Silver, including a full calendar and a moon phase indicator.
Recently, we got the opportunity to survey one of the features from Baselworld 2014, the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Ivory Enamel ; already one of Jaquet Droz’ most famous watches that was a real joy to wear. As said, Jaquet Droz watches may look straightforward and traditional, anyway this survey additionally instructed us that these old style and basic formed have a mind blowing solid presence and are extremely exquisite on the wrist. Something that is typical for the brand. Today we’re going to have a more critical gander at one of this year’s curiosities, another form of the Eclipse that interestingly comes with a silver hued dial, and highlights the eclipse style moon phase indicator.
The Jaquet Droz Eclipse Silver highlights viable, and simple to peruse, complications. The calendar and moon phase shows don’t mess the dial, and it stays clean fresh and truly neat. There’s a pointer date (a focal ‘twisted’ hand highlight the date around the edge of the dial), the day of the week, the month and the moon phases. The Jaquet Droz Eclipse features a supposed complete calendar, implying that it requires amendment of the date, for quite a long time with 30 or 28 days.
At 6 sits the moon phase marker, shown in an uncommon way. Moon-phase pointers are frequently shown by a turning plate, which shows the phase of the moon. As the watch’ name as of now demonstrates, Jaquet Droz pick a rather strange moon phase display.
The moon phase pointer on the Jaquet Droz The Eclipse, the moon isn’t shown by a pivoting plate, anyway it is fixed on the dial. The phases of the moon are shown by a retrograde hand that disregards the fixed moon, and ‘temporarily obscures‘ it. To breath life into this rather perfect silver dial, 8 stars are applied around the moon.
The Jaquet Droz Eclipse is fueled by the in-house movement calibre 6553L2, which is likewise utilized in the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Ivory Enamel – anyway with an alternate top module. This development comes with a twofold barrel and sports 68 hours of force hold and an antimagnetic silicon balance wheel. Regardless of whether it is as yet dependent on a Piguet 1150, the adjustments are significant and the design explicit – and lovely, with star-formed Geneva-Stripes (beginning from the focal point of the equilibrium wheel), slanted points on the extensions and round graining on the principle plate and scaffolds (both on the upper and lower sides and on concealed parts). The rotor is halfway skeletonized and comes with a 3D etching and chamfered arms.
The 43mm x 12.99mm spotless case could be viewed as enormous with regards to a dress watch, notwithstanding, when we looked into the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Ivory Enamel (that has similar measurements), we found these measurements adjusted and proportional on the wrist. Furthermore, the comfort on the wrist isn’t far from being obviously true and the execution is amazing (in this cost range).
The Jaquet Droz Eclipse Silver (Ref. J012630240) offers admittance to a complicated watch, with a decent in-house development, charming finishing’s (both for the case, the dial and the development) and a fascinating showcase without being pretty much as costly as a ceaseless/yearly calendar. Price: 14.800 Euros.