Jaquet Droz Tourbillon Reserve de Marche Watch

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This is like no other Jaquet Droz watch I have ever seen. The luxury watch maker has made a true departure from their classic number “8” dial look with this new Tourbillon Reserve de Marche watch. No longer does the design emphasize the seconds dial, but rather an overall architectural theme. The watch starts with a Jaquet Droz JD3 manually-wound tourbillon movement that includes the time, date, and a power reserve indicator (with a power reserve of 88 hours). This is housed in the large 47mm wide 18k rose gold case.

Black opaline bathes the dial of the watch, which is sectioned-off nicely to feature the various areas of visual interest. At the bottom is the tourbillon carriage with a vertically aligned bridge (complimented by vertical finishing on that portion of the opaline dial). A brushed gold partition with exposed screws makes way for the white watch dial cut by the date and power reserve indicator. The contrast of the modern design elements and the classically styled Roman numeral dial is interesting. Despite the complexity of the design, the watch eases your eyes beyond the dial with a soft case design comprised of concentric gold circles. The Jaquet Droz Reserve de Marche will be offered in a limited edition of just 28 pieces, and is attached to a hand-stitched alligator leather strap. Price is likely to exceed $100,000.

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