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