Round and full, the watch face looks like a vision in a dream... Once again, Jaquet Droz invites the moon to cast its spell over the art of watchmaking.
Reflecting aesthetic choices in favor of purity, subtlety, classic motifs and powerful design codes, The Eclipse Ivory Enamel celebrates the best of luxury watchmaking and house craftsmanship, starting at the dial with its Grand Feu enameling. Specific to the brand, this ancient technique requires our artisans to carefully monitor and perfectly control the kiln temperature, the key to producing this disc with its unique color and grain. This "blank page," which has a subtle beauty of its own, features eight stars – eight being the favorite number of the house – and a moon engraved in red gold. Inspired by 18th-century designs, the dial recalls the origins of the brand and its penchant, from the Enlightenment onwards, for turning to the decorative arts. The nocturnal celestial body reveals its face from behind an index cut from white onyx. Crafted with great delicacy, it creates a tone-on-tone effect that fully captures the lyricism of the cycle of lunar phases.
Exuding a spirit of generosity, this scene sets the stage for a virtuoso performance by the complications. While the day and month appear in two apertures at the top of the dial, an elegant serpentine hand surmounted by a crescent moon points to the date numerals, set at intervals at the edge of the red-gold case. This same path is taken by the Lancine hours and minutes hands, whose tapered profiles and classic lines underscore the remarkably harmonious design of this timepiece, mounted on a precious alligator strap.
Jaquet Droz 6553L2, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, retrograding moon phase, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight
Centered hours, minutes and date
Days and months at 12 o'clock
Moon phase at 6 o'clock
18-carat red gold, 39 mm diameter
12.70 mm height
Individual serial number engraved on the caseback
3 bar (30 meters)
Ivory Grand Feu enamel
8 stars appliques and 1 moon applique in 18-carat red gold
Hours, minutes and date in 18-carat red gold
Ivory-coloured onyx moon phases
Handmade rolled-edge black alligator leather strap
18-carat red gold pin buckle