Jaquet Droz launches the Eclipse collection
June 24, 2013: Jaquet Droz has launched the Eclipse collection of watches which were showcased at Baselworld 2013. The Éclipse Mother-of-Pearl and The Éclipse Ivory Enamel, traditionally presented in 43 mm case with the brand’s emblematic complication, are now presented in 39 mm models.
The Éclipse Mother-of-Pearl offers exceptional beauty and great delicacy with mother-of-pearl being skillfully worked by the Jaquet Droz master craftsmen. Apart from the date, day, month and time display, a gold moon is subtly revealed at six o’clock by a white mother-of-pearl racquet. Like a spectacle in a night sky studded with eight stars – the watchmaker’s lucky number – the moon unveils or covers its face from full to total eclipse. The fire of the diamonds set on the white gold case light up the refined architecture of this new version of The Éclipse.
The Éclipse Ivory Enamel reflects aestheticness with a dial that has Grand Feu enameling. Specific to the brand, this ancient technique requires artisans to carefully monitor and perfectly control the kiln temperature, the key to producing this disc with its unique colour and grain. The dial features eight stars again and a moon engraved in red gold. The nocturnal celestial body reveals its face from behind an index cut from white onyx.
Both models are now available in stores.