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Jaquet Droz’s established Grande Seconde Quantieme gets new variations

A new, more accessible size and an array of fresh colours — what more could a picky collector ask for?

Resizing a watch is not as easy as it sounds. Most times, the movement has to be completely reimagined to fit, as is the case for Jaquet Droz’s established Grande Seconde Quantieme family. Previously available only in 39mm or 43mm, the watchmaker has just released an in-between 41mm with the same in-house automatic 2660Q2.P movement. Plus, it’s gone the extra mile by giving us seven different references to choose from.

Four are in red gold with enamel dials in ivory, dark blue, anthracite or burgundy – the result of a meticulous selection of enamel powders.

There are also three steel versions with dials in matte black, sandblasted titanium grey or sandblasted silver. The gold models have matching alligator straps and the steel ones, calfskin straps.

Besides the new colours, the cases have been trimmed to 12.10mm for a sleeker profile and greater comfort. Through its back, you’ll be able to see the 4Hz movement, which features a silicon balance spring, and 68 hours of power reserve.

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