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May 20 2003 at 3:04 AM

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Modern

May 20 2003, 3:05 AM 


 
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Ville - City models

May 26 2003, 4:14 PM 

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Chronograph GMT

May 26 2003, 4:16 PM 



 
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Chronograph GMT white dial

May 26 2003, 4:17 PM 


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Grande Secondes model range

May 26 2003, 4:15 PM 

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Regular Grande Seconde

May 28 2003, 4:57 PM 

1) Regular Grande Seconde, Solid Gold Grey and White 2 tones dial, White Gold Case



2) Regular Grande Seconde, Enamel Dial, Single Layer, White Gold Case



 
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Additional picture (white enamel dial)

May 28 2003, 5:23 PM 




 
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88 pieces Limited Edition: 2 tone / 2 layer enamel dial

May 28 2003, 5:01 PM 

Grande Seconds, unique 2 tones and 2 layers Enamel dial, limited to 88 pieces only






(Jaquet-Droz stock picture)





 
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Deux Soleils - Prototype

May 28 2003, 5:08 PM 

The name implied 2 SUNs, one sunray pattern on the white gold rotor and another on the
champagne gold dial. The watch is a machine-turned version prototype, which is good enough as
it is. In the final version (yet to be released), the sunray pattern will be hand-engraved, with silvered
centre dial and applied metal Ring. The engraver, who prefers to be anonymous, is a famous and
a very skillful one in the industry.

This watch will be limited to 88 pieces only, and it will be impressive.


 
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PeterCDE
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Both WG and RG version

August 15 2004, 2:28 PM 


 
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pictures by NickO (WG version)

August 16 2004, 7:42 AM 






 
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Cerclee series including Cerclee minerale rutile quartz

May 28 2003, 5:12 PM 

Slate-grey and opaline silver dial, applied metal ring, bevelled, drawn out with a file and secured
by blued-steel screws, beautifully highlights the hour-minute and the large seconds subdial:


(The Grande Seconde Cerclee)

The Grande Seconde Cerclee Minerale is a limited edition series of only eight pieces each. The
first in this series is the Cerclee Minerale rutile quartz. meaning rock crystal from Brazil featuring
needle-shaped golden rutile inclusions. The stone is extremely hard to craft and must be
meticulously selected to achieve a surface with a sufficiently large concentration of rutile to
make a dial, while nonetheless being very fine.


(The Cerclee Minerale Rutile Quartz, only 8 pieces, each is unique)

 
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More pictures and information

August 16 2003, 8:41 AM 

This Grande Seconde Cerclee has a slate-grey and opaline silver dial, applied metal ring,
bevelled, drawn out with a file and secured by blued-steel screws, beautifully highlights the
hour-minute and the large seconds subdial:


(The Grande Seconde Cerclee)

The Grande Seconde Cerclee Minerale Rutile Quartz dial is made from rock crystal from Brazil
featuring needle-shaped golden rutile inclusions. The stone is extremely hard to craft and must
be meticulously selected to achieve a surface with a sufficiently large concentration of rutile to
make a dial, while nonetheless being very fine.


(The Cerclee Minerale Rutile Quartz, each is unique)

In addition, The cerclee minerale include a number of unique pieces with different mineral dials:


(Grande Seconde Cerclee Minerale Obsidian, piece unique)

obsidian is found in Mexico, this one-of-a-ind dial features an extremely special material which is
a variety of natural volcanic glass.


(Grande Seconde Cerclee Mineral Slate, piece unique)

Slate from the Kandertal region of Switzerland. This soft, foliated stone is a clay schist that is
extremely hard to work since it is very crumbly.

 
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Numerus Clausus Decentree

May 28 2003, 5:14 PM 

The Grande Seconde Numerus Clausus Decentree is distinguished by its remarkable sense of
equilibrium, despite its unusual arrangement. Its uniform ivory-coloured "grand feu" enamelled
dial is enhanced by two circles which are centred only at their intersection. THe hour-minute
subdial is at 1 O'clock, while the large seconds counter is at 7 o'clock.

Limited to 88 pieces only.




 
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Paillonee Grande Seconde

May 28 2003, 5:20 PM 

This technique is revived here for the first time, the enamel work with translucent effect.

The watch will be made in 3 different series, with each series a limited edition of 8 pieces only:

Dials base is solid white gold:


(nice!)

1) The dial is hand engraved with a sunray pattern

2) Application 2 to 3 layers of translucent blue enamel and one layer of counter-enamel on the
back of the dial. Each layer has to be baked in a oven at 820 degrees.


(Yummy! and the final version could be even better!)

3) Application of all the "paillons" (original engraved gold leaves from the 18th century)

4) Application of a layer of color enamel (red, white or yellow color over the "paillons"). The dial
goes into the oven once more.


(Gold leaves for good fortune?)

5) Application of 4 to 6 additional layers of translucent enamel layers, one after the other in the
oven.


(Baking an enamel dial, repeatedly)

6) Finishing of the dial by hand; diamond polish

7) Once again into the oven

8) The dial is baked between 9 and 11 times

Convinced?


 
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The watches in Basel 2003

May 28 2003, 5:37 PM 

A small compendium of the 2003 models by Jaquet-Droz, as featured in Alex┬┤ and Alberto┬┤s great report:


Click on the picture



 
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A wrist shot of the Grande Seconde

August 16 2003, 8:18 AM 



    
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A side view of the case: Beautiful curves

August 29 2003, 3:25 PM 


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Grande Secondes Rose Gold with dark Cotes de Geneve

April 27 2006, 7:21 PM 

Basel 2006




    
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