News Baselworld 2010

L'Éclipse

The magic of the Moon

The Watch Quote™ - April 5th, 2010

It is the light that catches every eye, the heavenly body that fires poetic dreams in the dark of night. The magic of the Moon inhabits one of the legendary Jaquet Droz models that the Manufacture has just reinvented.



The Eclipse is a real feat of watchmaking; it not only displays the day, month and year, but also the phases of the Moon which have fascinated astronomers, explorers and artists of all times and every culture. On the dial, a Moon with a smiling face inspired by 19th century engravings playfully appears and disappears behind a matt black disk that sharply offsets the brilliance of the dial. Evolving day after day, subtly changing with each new dawn, the Moon in all its forms watches over this exceptional timepiece.



This mechanical performance, together with the genuine visual spectacle, has been achieved with great aesthetic purity. Within the 43 mm red-gold case, an intensely black Grand Feu enameled dial welcomes 8 stars, inspired as much by the favorite number of the Manufacture as by the symbolism of the star that is so dear to Jaquet Droz.



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Reference :J012633202
Movement :Jaquet Droz 6553L, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, moonphase, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight
Indications :Centered hours, minutes and date

Day and month at 12 o'clock

Moonphase at 6 o'clock
Jewelling :28 jewels
Power reserve :68 hours
Frequency :28,800 v.p.h
Case :18-carat red gold, diameter Ø 43 mm

Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance :To 3 bar (30 meters)
Dial :Black Grand Feu enameled dial. Hand crafted

18-carat red gold 8 stars and 1 moon appliques
Hands :18-carat red gold hours, minutes and date

Sapphire moonphase with black PVD finish
Strap :Rolled-edge hand made black alligator leather strap
Buckle :18-carat red gold ardillon

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