2012/05/02 - Jaquet Droz the Sports Watch SW Tourbillon

Sporting values may be seen as the latest thing, but Jaquet Droz adopted them from the start. Today, these values are integral to the brand's passion for measuring each moment of passing time and creating fabulous instruments to do it with. Its sports watch (SW) line is composed of timepieces with which house innovation is definitely... in time. Fine materials join forces with natural rubber and Super-LumiNova to produce a striking visual effect, backed by various exciting surprises on the technology front.

In 2011, Jaquet Droz surprised the world of watchmaking by incorporating the tourbillon, a complication that frees the mechanical watch from the effects of gravity, into the brand's iconic Grande Seconde model, whose dial design takes inspiration from a house leitmotif: the number eight.

Today, Jaquet Droz has decided to reinvent this fusion: for the first time, it will be including one of watchmaking's most challenging complications in its line of sports watches (SW), the first of which was presented in 2008.

To meet the challenge, the master artisans from La Chaux-de-Fonds pushed back the limits of watchmaking mechanics. Inserted at the top of the dial, the tourbillon reveals the extraordinary complexity of its mechanism. The upper bridge has been changed to perform the function of the seconds hand, whose elegant profile harmonizes with the sporty look of the watch.

Positioned opposite, the hours and minutes counter uses classical Roman numerals, giving them, as well as the hands, a coat of white Super-LumiNova to set up a contrast with the black rubber treatment of the dial. Set horizontally, the plates, carefully secured with screws, convey the perfect graphic balance and chromatic harmony of the Tourbillon. This visual and technical performance comes in a generously sized 45 mm case whose look of power is highlighted by the precious shimmer of red gold and the fine fluting on the bezel. The alligator strap – used for the first time for a sports watch – brings its own special gleam to this exceptional timepiece.

The Tourbillon expresses the love of sports in perfect luxury.






Technical Specifications

Ref. J030033240

Movement
  • Jaquet Droz 25JD-S, self-winding tourbillon movement, simple barrel, 18-carat white gold oscillating weight with black PVD finish 
Indications
  • Hours and minutes at 6 o'clock
  • Tourbillon frame and seconds bridge with white Super-Luminova tip at 12 o'clock 
Jewelling
  • 31 jewels 
Power reserve
  • 7 days 
Frequency
  • 21,600 v.p.h 
Case
  • 18-carat red gold, diameter Ø 45 mm 
  • Individual serial number relief-engraved on the case-back 
Water resistance
  • To 5 bar (50 meters) 
Dial
  • Black with rubber treatment 
  • Applied 18-carat red gold ring and plates 
Hands
  • 18-carat red gold hours and minutes, white Super-LumiNova tips 
Strap
  • Rolled-edge hand made inserted black alligator leather strap with black stitches 
Buckle
  • 18-carat red gold folding clasp with black PVD finish