Friday, August 18, 2017

JAQUET DROZ – Grande Seconde Ceramic Clous Edition



















JAQUET DROZGrande Seconde Ceramic Clous de Paris 44mm Limited Edition

GRANDE SECONDE CERAMIC 
CLOUS DE PARIS

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The Grande Seconde collection redefines contemporary watchmaking with new timepieces blending strength of character and purity of lines. The brand’s iconic model has been re-imagined in a white ceramic version and two black versions with a “clous de Paris” finish – each limited to 28 pieces – for a novel interpretation of the collection.


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The figure 8, the symbol of Jaquet Droz, is revisited in a combination of Roman and Arabic numerals, and accentuated by a dial featuring a “clous de Paris” motif. This type of guilloché work entails a series of geometric engravings recalling small pyramidal nails. Often found on classic-style watches, here it is brought to the forefront for a richly textured dial, which lends the timepiece a unique sense of character.

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The fabric strap brings to mind “clous de Paris” motifs, while the watch’s monochrome style infuses it with an aura of simplicity, highlighting the poetry of these timepieces, whose power reserve of 68 hours makes them perfect daily companions.

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The Grande Seconde Power Reserve Black Ceramic model displays this feature via a golden-color scale in perfect harmony with the 18K red gold hours, minutes and seconds hands. The latter’s sparkle is beautifully enhanced by the contrasting black or white dial and red gold screws and crown, in the case of the white version.

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The ceramic that makes up the case and dial counter – incredibly resistant and practically scratch proof – maintains its luster and color over time, for a watch synonymous with timelessness. Unique in design and exuding enduring elegance, each model is authenticated by an individual number engraved on the case back – the final detail ensuring the rigorous standards and ultimate singularity of every timepiece, in perfect tribute to each passing moment.

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«Some watches tell time, some tell a story»

 
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model: Grande Seconde Ceramic Clous

Reference: J003035540 Black Ceramic Clous de Paris Edition (Ref. of 28)

Black ceramic subdial and case.
Self-winding mechanical movement.
Power reserve of 68 hours.
Diameter 44 mm.
Numerus Clausus of 28.

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MOVEMENT 
Self-winding mechanical movement with ruthenium treatment
Calibre Jaquet Droz 2663A-S
Double barrel, heavy metal oscillating weight with black PVD treatment
Heavy metal oscillating weight
30 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.
INDICATIONS
Off-centered hours and minutes, large off-centered second
DIAL
Dial with black "Clous de Paris" decoration
Subdial in black ceramic
HANDS
Hours, minutes and seconds in 18-karat red gold

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Reference: J003036540 White Ceramic Clous de Paris Edition (Ref. of 28)

"Dial with white ""Clous de Paris"" decoration.
White ceramic subdial and case.
Self-winding mechanical movement.
Power reserve of 68 hours.
Diameter 44 mm.
White ceramic with crown in 18-karat red gold
Numerus Clausus of 28."

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MOVEMENT 
Self-winding mechanical movement with ruthenium treatment
Calibre Jaquet Droz 2663A-S
Double barrel, heavy metal oscillating weight with black PVD treatment
Heavy metal oscillating weight
30 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.
INDICATIONS
Off-centered hours and minutes, large off-centered second
DIAL
Dial with white "Clous de Paris" decoration
Subdial in white ceramic
HANDS
Hours, minutes and seconds in 18-karat red gold

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Reference: J027035541 Power Reserve Black Ceramic Clous de Paris Edition (Ref. of 28)

Dial with black "Clous de Paris" decoration, applied ring with black treatment.
Black ceramic subdial and case.
Self-winding mechanical movement.
Power reserve of 68 hours, indicator at 9 o’clock.
Diameter 44 mm.
Numerus Clausus of 28.

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MOVEMENT 
Self-winding mechanical movement with ruthenium treatment
Calibre Jaquet Droz 4063D-S
Double barrel, heavy metal oscillating weight with black PVD treatment30 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.
INDICATIONS
Off-centered hours and minutes, Indicator at 9 o’clock.
CASE
  • Black ceramic
  • White ceramic with crown in 18-karat red gold
Diameter 44 mm
Height 13.03 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back 
DIAL
Dial with "Clous de Paris" decoration
  • Black ceramic subdial in black ceramic
  • White ceramic subdial and case.
  • Dial with black "Clous de Paris" decoration
    Applied ring with black treatment
    Subdial in black ceramic
HANDS
  • Hours, minutes and seconds in 18-karat red gold
  • Hours, minutes and seconds in 18-karat red gold
    Power reserve with "black gold" treatment
WATER RESISTANCE To 3 bar (30 meters)
STRAP
  • Rolled-edge hand-made black fabric
  • Rolled-edge hand-made white fabric
BUCKLE
  • Folding clasp in ceramic and black PVD-treated stainless steel
  • Folding clasp 18-karat red gold ardillon buckle
  • Folding clasp in ceramic and black PVD-treated stainless steel

Limited Edition  to only 25 pieces


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

ZENITH – Defy EL PRIMERO 21 - Only Watch Edition



















ZENITH – Defy EL PRIMERO 21 Skeleton Chronograph Titanium 44 - Only Watch Edition

On 11th November 2017, Only Watch will host the seventh edition of the charity auction in Geneva. Zenith is proud to be able to support this campaign by donating a unique edition of the breathtaking innovation of 2017, the Defy El Primero 21 Only Watch Edition.


























It features a new 1/100th of a second chronograph and two completely independent movements, each driven by its own regulator. The 44 mm black DLC titanium case and signature yellow details on the dial make the Defy El Primero 21 a highly attractive, unique piece, further emphasized by the presentation box which has been exclusively designed for this watch. The lucky winner of the auction will also be able to enjoy a unique Zenith experience: a trip to the headquarters, to discover one of the most important Swiss watch Manufactures in the world. And Zenith has plans to ensure this visit will truly be an event to remember !

Created more than ten years ago, Only Watch has now become one of the largest charity events in the watchmaking industry's calendar, organized by the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM) and the Monaco Yacht Show. This annual auction sees all proceeds from the sale of one-of-a-kind timepieces donated to funding research into the extremely serious Duchenne form of muscular dystrophy, discovered by French neurologist Guillaume Duchenne in 1858, and to funding treatment, particularly for children.

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This year, Swiss watch Manufacture Zenith is presenting a new special edition of the pioneering and revolutionary Defy El Primero 21. Launched at Baselword 2017, the Defy El Primero 21 is a masterpiece of modern engineering. Constructed using state-of-the-art methods and finished using the newest technologies and materials, the Defy El Primero 21 fulfils two objectives: a finish of the highest possible quality, and optimum performance and precision on the wrist.  First released in 1969, the world’s most accurate series-made chronograph entered a whole new era of mechanical timekeeping with the Defy El Primero 21. An impressive frequency of 360,000 beats per hour is testament to the groundbreaking ingenuity of Zenith, and enables precise measurement of time periods to a hundredth of a second. The jump from tenths to hundredths of a second is a quantum leap in terms of watchmaking performance and engineering.

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For Zenith, precision is the absolute priority. To avoid any risk of the chronograph affecting the accuracy of the time display, the Defy El Primero 21 is equipped with a “double chain structure”. This means that the time display and chronograph each have their own completely independent mechanism with its own barrel and high frequency escapement. For the chronograph, this oscillates at a breathtaking 50 Hz (360,000 vph). As standard for the El Primero, the time display escapement oscillates at 5 Hz (36,000 vph). This means that the El Primero 21 has no need for the clutch mechanism traditionally found in chronographs.

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Alongside the double-chain structure of the caliber, and the remarkable precision this ensures, the El Primero 21 boasts other technical highlights: a new, patented start/stop/reset mechanism composed of three heart pieces, and an exclusive starter mechanism which ensures reliable operation under all circumstances, and allows all chronograph displays to be simultaneously reset. In addition, the springs in both regulators are fully carbon; more specifically created from the ultra-light and incredibly stable carbon nanotube metal matrix composite. This world first ensures that the Defy El Primero is unaffected by magnetic fields and temperature changes as well as the influence of gravity.

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The Defy El Primero 21 speaks to all of the senses, reflecting the aesthetic and acoustic signature of this new era for Zenith. The central chronograph hand rotates once around the dial each second, while the 50 Hertz escapement emits a pleasant "buzzing". The passing of time becomes endlessly fascinating to observe, whilst also enabling the 1/100th of a second display to be read reliably at a glance.

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This watch is a unique combination of materials and colors, boasting a powerful 44 mm black DLC titanium case and a black alligator leather strap featuring yellow stitching detail and lined with rubber. The double folding clasp holds the watch securely and elegantly on the wrist. The case back is specially engraved and the sapphire crystal bears the logos of Only Watch and the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy.

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The Defy El Primero 21 Only Watch edition embodies the new generation of Zenith chronographs, combining pioneering technology with a timeless and dynamic exterior. As so often in the long history of the Zenith Manufacture, the Defy El Primero 21 is the first step towards the future of watchmaking. It also heralds many further pioneering innovations set to come from Zenith.


Only Watch Partnership

Now presenting its 7th Edition, Only Watch is a biennale auction of unique timepieces that has raised over 25 million Euros to date. Under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and following the initiative of Luc Pettavino, President of the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, Only Watch is an international watchmaking charity event.






All of the funds collected from the sale of the watches are donated in their entirety to scientific and medical research. The exclusive watches will embark on a world tour starting in the charity’s hometown of Monaco, and then continuing to Asia, the Gulf, the United States and Europe, before the final auction in Geneva on November 11th 2017.



WHERE CAN I SEE
THE
ONLY WATCH COLLECTION
BEFORE THE
AUCTION?


  • HONG KONG: 23-24 OCTOBER
Christie’s Hong Kong
22nd Floor Alexandra House
18 Chater Road Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Contact: Cissy Ngan
cngan@christies.com
(+852) 2978 6711
  • TAIPEI: 26-27 OCTOBER
Christie’s Taiwan
13f, Suite 1302, No. 207, Sec. 2,
Tun Hua South Road, Taipei 106
Opening Hours: 11 am - 6 pm
Contact: Teresa Hsu
thsu@christies.com
(+886) 223 220 008
  • NEW YORK: 29-30 OCTOBER
Christie’s New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza,
New York, NY 10020
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Contact: Elisa Catenazzi
ecatenazzi@christies.com
(1)212 636 2329
  • LOS ANGELES: 1-2 NOVEMBER
Westime Sunset
8569 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Contact: Laura Q. Hughes
laura@westime.com
(+1) 310.205.5555
  • GENEVA: 9-11 NOVEMBER
Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues
Quai des Bergues 33
1201 Geneva Switzerland
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Contact: Charles-Henri Gounod
cgounod@christies.com
+41 (0)22 319 17 26



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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model: Defy EL PRIMERO 21 ONLY WATCH EDITION

Reference: 96.9000.9004/27.R583 (Black DLC titanium– skeleton dial)
Unique piece


MOVEMENT
El Primero 9004 automatic, COSC-certified chronometer calibre
Calibre 14¼’’’(diameter: 32.80 mm)
Movement thickness 7.9 mm
203 components
53 jewels
Frequency: 36,000 vph (5 Hz)
Power reserve: 50 hours (min.)
Automatic oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” finish
Functions
 - 1/100th of a second chronograph:
 - Chronograph power reserve indication at 12 o'clock
 - Central hour and minute display
 - Small seconds at 9 o'clock
  • Central chronograph 1/100th of a second hand
  • 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock
  • 60-second counter at 6 o'clock
CASE
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 14.5 mm
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Sapphire crystal case back
Case material: black DLC titanium
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
DIAL
Skeleton dial with yellow details to tie in with the Only Watch logo
Dial diameter: 35.5 mm
HANDS
Hour indexes: rhodium-plated and coated with Yellow SuperLuminova
Hands: rhodium-plated and coated with Yellow SuperLuminova
STRAP & CLASP
Strap: Ref. 27.00.2322.583 
(black alligator leather with yellow stitching, backed with natural rubber)
Clasp: Ref. 27.96.0022.930 
(black DLC titanium double folding clasp)

  • Limited Edition: Exclusively Unique Piece for – Only Watch 2017

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