【basel Watch & Watch Fair 2018】 Jacques De Rouge Second Hand Hollow-out One Watch Series

Hollow second hand—One watch series interprets classic models with new technology, which makes the exquisite internal mechanism of the watch shine brightly.

  The large seconds model embodies the essence of Jaquet Droz watchmaking. The brand has launched different styles of large seconds dials. The new One series is a subversion of the past. For the first time, it uses a hollow design with a synthetic sapphire dial. At the time of the 280th anniversary of Jacques Dro’s founding, the large second hand hollow-out, the One watch series, was an important milestone in the history of the brand.

  This timepiece is designed to unravel the mystery of the exquisite mechanism inside the large second hand watch, while retaining the classic appearance of Jacques Dro’s signature number ‘8’. To this end, Jacques de Roy retains the simple aesthetic characteristics of the dial. The 12 o’clock position is equipped with Roman numerals, with legendary hour and minute display, and the 6 o’clock is set with a large second hand with Arabic numerals. The collection’s original aesthetic inspiration, with clever cutouts and decorative details. In music scores, rests are just as important (or even more important) than other notes. Because of this, this large seconds watch balances the aesthetics of the structure with the reality.
  As the first hollowed out watch launched by Jacques Dro, it retains the hours, minutes and seconds display design and the white space on the dial. Jacques Dro subtly conceals the movement’s bridge, and the hour, minute and second hands shine brightly with a new transparent aesthetic.
  The large second hand slowly rotates on the synthetic sapphire disc, attracting attention from the side door to appreciate the complicated structure of the skeletonized movement. The main splint is also completely hollowed out. The design of the watch eliminates the traditional movement case. The new design makes the field of vision wider and the structure of the movement can be seen. The hour and minute hands at 12 o’clock rotate on a synthetic sapphire hour dial with a gold base. The whole movement is fixed by 5 specific screws. This treatment process, which was used for the first time by Jacques Rodriguez, originated from the system commonly used in ordnance production, and was borrowed and adopted by the brand team. The gold rotor is also hollowed out, allowing light to penetrate and illuminate the inside of the movement. Large seconds hand cutout-One watch with dual barrel, silicon balance spring and pallet fork, its Cal.2663 SQ movement is manually assembled by craftsmen. As a result, this model became the first large seconds watch to present the dynamic beauty of the internal machinery.
Large seconds hand cutout-One watch diameter 41 mm, available in red, white and ceramic.
‘Some watches tell time, some tell a story.’

Big Second Hand Cutout Red Gold One Watch
Sapphire dial and 18K white gold hour ring.
18K red gold case.
Mechanical self-winding movement.
Power reserve is approximately 68 hours.
41 mm in diameter.

Large Second Hand Cutout Gold One Watch
Sapphire dial and 18K white gold hour ring.
18K white gold case.
Mechanical self-winding movement.
Power reserve is approximately 68 hours.
41 mm in diameter.

Large Seconds Hollow Ceramic One Watch
Sapphire dial and black ceramic hour ring.
Black ceramic case.
Automatic winding skeleton movement.
Power reserve is approximately 68 hours.
41.5 mm in diameter.