Jacques Dro Discover The Magic Of Gems

Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by the magic and implication of gems. Since the beginning of the brand, Jaquet Droz has continuously selected exotic treasures from the depths of the earth and outer space to create unique dials. The brand’s gem experts never stop searching for rare gems, because they will surely become legendary and unique temperamental orphanages, and reflect the personality and preferences of the owner in some way. Often, the creation of a small dial requires the use of an entire gemstone, sometimes not even shaped. Therefore, the selected crystal must be sufficiently hard and scratch-resistant to withstand frequent processing without being damaged. Even master craftsmen need to devote all their extraordinary skills and outstanding appreciation of beauty in order to finally show the strange charm of those gems. One of the most difficult challenges is to find the natural growth direction of each gem, and cut and process it while maintaining their finest and most natural texture.
     Master sculptors and dial makers work on a variety of gems: lapis lazuli, emerald, bronze pyroxene, red moss agate, and more. They researched different cutting methods for each gem, looking for their inner soul and essence, so that they could be processed while maintaining their integrity. Of course, as a reflection of rare respect, these dials were eventually used only for making limited edition models, 88, 8 or even just one.
Grande Seconde Bronzite J003033357
Bronze dial, silver opal hands
18K red gold case and inner ring
Self-winding movement
68-hour power reserve
43 mm diameter
Limited edition of 88 pieces
Suggested retail price: 217,000 RMB
Grande Seconde LapisLazuli J003033363
Lapis lazuli dial, white mother-of-pearl dial
18K red gold case and inner ring
Self-winding movement
68-hour power reserve
43 mm diameter
Limited edition of 88 pieces
Suggested retail price: 218,500 RMB
Grande Seconde Circled J014013271
Emerald dial, white mother-of-pearl dial
18K red gold case and diamond dial
Self-winding movement
68-hour power reserve
39 mm diameter
Limited edition of 1
Suggested retail price: 275,000 RMB
Grande Seconde Red Moss Agate J014013278
Red Moss Agate Dial, White Mother-of-Pearl Dial
18K Red Gold Case
Self-winding movement
68-hour power reserve
39 mm diameter
Limited edition of 8 pieces
Suggested retail price: 216,500 RMB
Grande Seconde Astorite J014013280
Pink Colorado Rose Pyrite Dial, White Mother-of-Pearl Dial
18K red gold inner ring and case
Inner ring set with 248 diamonds
Case set with 88 diamonds
Buckle set with 24 diamonds
Total diamond weight 2.186 carats
Self-winding movement
68-hour power reserve
39 mm diameter
Limited edition of 1 piece

2014 Geneva Watchmaking Sihh Preview-baume & Mercier Clifton

As the seventh oldest watch brand in the world, Baume & Mercier has been adhering to the Swiss watchmaking tradition since its founding in 1830, inspiring design inspiration, and producing some unique and elegant boutiques. Today, the brand successfully combines the professional technology and innovative technology of the index, and stands out among the peers in the industry, and constantly introduces amazing works. In the upcoming 2014 SIHH Geneva Haute Horlogerie show, Baume & Mercier will be making a stunning appearance with new members of its Clifton family.

Clifton 10123-43 mm stainless steel case

This sophisticated complication watch with blue hands, sun satin silver dial, and black strap no doubt does not exude a low-key luxury, and is equipped with an automatic movement. At 3 o’clock, the date and day are displayed. The movement of the movement can be clearly seen through the transparent case back.

Clifton 10130-43 mm stainless steel case

The view of a sports watch gives this watch a dynamic breath. The fine thin steel wire makes a flexible steel strap. The waterproof depth of 5 atmospheres plus the automatic mechanical movement makes this watch with its powerful. Is known for its durability. The three o’clock position still has the date and day display.

Clifton 10129-43 mm stainless steel case

Without a doubt, this watch is a typical vintage watch, and it is the most typical vintage watch in the Clifton family. The sun-satin-finished silver dial with gold hands and reddish-brown alligator strap plus square large scales further reflects the retro atmosphere, and the date and day are also displayed at three o’clock.