Saturday, April 4, 2015

Jaquet Droz Éclipse - New Versions (The Éclipse Silver & the Éclipse Aventurine)

Jaquet Droz revisits the Éclipse in an aesthetic interpretation that combines understated elegance with watchmaking sophistication. Featuring a blue aventurine or silvered opaline version, this complication embodies the magic performed by the stars and the passage of Time.

Presented in 2010 by the craftsmen of La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Éclipse is reintroduced this year intwo different refined styles, available in aventurine in its 39 mm format and gray opaline for the 43 mm.
Two faces for one and the same spirit, embodied in the fine balance of lines, the set of lance-shaped and serpentine hands, the layout of the Roman numeral indicators and the seven stars surrounding the Moon - eight stars in total, an iconic figure in the history of Jaquet Droz. The smiling symbolic star of the Night has been designed as a benevolent face, playing hide-and-seek according to the phases of the Moon.

Behind their apparent simplicity, these two new versions of the Éclipse hide their complications: indication of the Moon phases, but also the day, month and date.
The new openwork oscillating weight and the Côtes de Genève decor can be admired from the back of these watches which are fitted with a silicon spring and flat bridges that match the rhodium treatment and engraving of all the components.Majestic and poetic, these two versions of the Éclipse have opted for a stainless steel case, with a bezel set with 176 brilliant cut diamonds in the 39 mm version.


Astrale Collection: The Éclipse Silver
Reference: J012630240

Movement
Jaquet Droz 6553L2, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, silicon balance wheel, retrograding moon phase, heavy metal oscillating weight
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

Indications
Centered hours, minutes and date
Days and months at 12 o'clock
Moon phase at 6 o'clock

Case
Stainless steel, 43 mm diameter
Height 12.99 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water Resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Silvered opaline
8 star appliques and 1 moon applique with rhodium treatment

Hands
Hours, minutes and date with rhodium treatment
Metalized onyx moon phase

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator leather
Buckle: Stainless steel ardillon buckle

Astrale Collection: The Éclipse Aventurine
Reference: J012610271

Movement
Jaquet Droz 6553L2, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, silicon balance wheel, retrograding moon phase, heavy metal oscillating weight
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Power Reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

Indications
Centered hours, minutes and date
Days and months at 12 o'clock
Moon phase at 6 o'clock

Case
Stainless steel set with 176 diamonds (1.28 carat), 39 mm diameter
Height 13.04 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Aventurine
8 star appliques and 1 moon applique with rhodium treatment

Hands
Hours, minutes and date with rhodium treatment
Metalized onyx moon phase

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made dark blue alligator leather strap
Buckle: Stainless steel ardillon buckle

Total Carat Weight / Diamonds
Diamonds IF to VVS1, Full cut, D to G
Total carat weight: 1.28 carat

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