On the ceramic white subdials are black printouts that indicate the hours and tens of thousands of seconds. The two subdials also have a railroad-style track around the periphery to aid in legibility. The hour and minute hands, in addition to the large running seconds hands, are all made from 18k red gold. To get a dash of color, the crown can be made from 18k red gold. What’s also very cool is that the watch will come with a matching rolled-edge handmade cloth strap. It looks really nice from the press photos, though being white, I’m worried it might get stained easily.There’s also a black ceramic form of the above-mentioned version known as the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Black Ceramic Clous de Paris. Rather than a pure white porcelain case, we have a black porcelain case. The overlapping subdials for the running and time seconds are, as you might have guessed, in ceramic. Like the white model, the hour, minute and seconds hands are created out of 18k red gold, which contrasts strongly from the black dial. The crown, however, is black ceramic rather than 18k red gold such as the white ceramic version. The watch also includes a fitting roll-edged hand-made black cloth strap.These two versions are powered with the self-winding Jaquet Droz 2663A, which beats at 4Hz and has a power reserve of 68 hours. The motion appears to be rather handsomely decorated with conventional finishing techniques like côtes de Genève, circular graining, and polished surfaces. On the dark ceramic model, the motion is treated with ruthenium to provide it a dark appearance. In addition, its rotor has also been coated with black PVD so it complements the black porcelain case.Finally, we’ve got exactly the Grande Seconde Power Reserve Ceramic Clous de Paris. This comes at a 44mm black ceramic case, but it is a bit thicker at 13.03mm due to its movement. Like the Grande Seconde Black Ceramic Clous de Paris watch, the Grande Seconde Power Reserve Ceramic Clous de Paris view includes a black dial decorated with Clous de Paris guilloche, and 18k red gold hands for the hours, minutes, and seconds. The power book scale is smartly marked with red gold, while the hand to the power reserve indicator is black-colored gold. All in all, the power reserve indicator was professionally and professionally executed. Oh, this version has the same black fabric strap that echoes the dial texture as it will on every watch. Nice.
Held in partnership with Shoppes at Four Seasons, this year’s Masters of Time will explore the idea of memories with a curated collection that celebrates how collectors and brands commemorate the moments they hold dear. Bringing together over 450 fine watches and jewelry masterpieces from 30 brands, DFS’ team of watches and jewelry experts has assembled an unprecedented collection that showcases the best of design, technology and heritage for both men and women.
Available for viewing from December 9 until February 18, at T Galleria by DFS in Macau, this year’s Masters of Time introduces for the first time a multisensory exhibition inspired by the theme of memories. Guests can tour the curated collection displayed amongst a series of interactive pop-up spaces. Evoking senses, emotions and experiences, Masters of Time will take guests on a journey of nostalgia, heritage and adventure, all while making new memories.
The Masters of Time collection promises to intrigue seasoned collectors and first-time buyers alike. DFS’ watches and jewelry experts have searched the globe to curate the 2017 DFS Masters of Time Collection, which features exceptional pieces from brands including:
Arnold & Son; Angelus; Audemars Piguet; Blancpain; Breguet; Bulgari; Cartier; Chopard; Franck Muller; Girard-Perregaux; Glashütte Original; Grand Seiko; Hublot; IWC Schaffhausen; Jaeger-LeCoultre; Jaquet Droz; Officine Panerai; Omega; Piaget; Roger Dubuis; Romain Jerome; Tag Heuer; Tiffany & Co.; Ulysse Nardin; Vacheron Constantin; Van Cleef & Arpels; Zenith and more.