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Jacquet Droz Grande Heure GMT

by Philip Kaspar
1 June, 2013
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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

Jacquet Droz Grande Heure GMT

Understated, classic and precious, the Grande Heure GMT is a tribute to travel. This unusual timepiece, ideally suited for long-distance voyagers and modern-day aesthetes, shows the hour in two time zones at a glance.

The 24 Arabic numerals that circle the Grand Feu enamel dial trace each moment of the day in two separate locations.
Never before has a watch shown two time zones with such clarity and ease. This innovative display is enhanced by the two hands in a compass-like formation.

The red gold hand shows local time whereas the blued steel hand gives time in the wearer’s country of choice. By opting for the unconventional system of a single crown to adjust both hands, Jacquet Droz has succeeded in making the Grande Heure GMT simplicity itself.

Specifications

Movement
Mechanical automatic, Jaquet Droz 5N50.4 calibre, 28 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, 68-hour power reserve; twin barrels and 22k white gold oscillating weight

Functions
Hour in two separate time zones

Case
18k red gold, 43 mm Sapphire crystal and transparent back engraved with the individual number Water-resistant to 30 m (3 ATM/3 bar)

Dial
Ivory Grand Feu enamel 18k red gold hand for local time and blued steel hand for the second time zone

Bracelet/strap
Black alligator with hand-rolled edges and 18k red gold buckle

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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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