Baselworld 2010: Jaquet Droz Eclipse

Mar 23, 2010,07:46 AM

The "redesign" of Jaquet Droz continues.

Presenting another beautiful/romantic interpretation of the moonphase


The press release:

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


Enjoy, Mike

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 By: aldossari_faisal : March 23rd, 2010-13:35
amazingly elegant, astonishingly timeless. Faisal

I really like that one!

 By: mbogo : March 23rd, 2010-13:50
Simple, elegant, timeless. George

This looks amazing...

 By: Jester : March 25th, 2010-09:09
Any more information about the movement? Is it an anual calendar?

No. Here are the technicals

 By: mkt33 : March 25th, 2010-17:29
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 P... 

Of course it is...

 By: Jester : March 26th, 2010-07:58
that black enamel dial looks perfect against the rose gold case and I cannot believe how much better it looks compared to the old Les Lunes... I would imagine it would be priced at the same price point as the Les Lunes? Would this be of the regular produc... 


 By: RW Kev : March 27th, 2010-18:01
Thanks a lot for sharing, Mike. Cheers