Jaquet Droz Video. J008033200 J000000011 Seconde Deadbeat
The Grande Seconde Deadbeat watch, a new tribute to the Age of Enlightenment from Jaquet Droz.
The Independent Seconds was at its peak in the 18th century. Jaquet Droz pays tribute to this complication with this revised version of its iconic model, equipped with a new caliber.
The Independent (or "Deadbeat") Seconds is a very rare complication created during the Age of Enlightenment, at a time when Pierre Jaquet-Droz was crisscrossing Europe to present his timepieces at the royal courts of a continent in an intellectual fever. This new technique meant that the direct-drive seconds hand no longer advanced in a linear fashion, but rather made a small jump every second, giving extremely accurate measurements that were soon to lead to the birth of the chronograph.
An elegant, outward-looking philosophy that dates back to the Age of Enlightenment is still at the heart of Jaquet Droz's identity. The fine and rare handcrafts practiced at the company’s workshops produce exquisite miniature works of art and automata that combine the best of design with unprecedented levels of horological know-how.Find out more
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