Grande Skillet One
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Focus: Jaquet Droz the Grande Seconde Skelet-One

Plasma ceramic makes a dramatic entrance alongside red gold. One is steeped in tradition and the other is all about technology. Two new variations of Jaquet Droz’s Grande Seconde Skelet-One.

The traditional model features a case made of red gold. Inside the 41 mm case lies the airy workings of the Jaquet Droz caliber. Every component is meticulously stripped down to its minimum point of resistance. The fully suspended gear train is attached to the movement’s skeletonised bridges raised by an open-worked oscillating weight that lets light clearly through.

The modern version is the first time Jaquet Droz has used plasma ceramic on one of its timepieces. This plasma ceramic is made by transforming white ceramic with gas heated to 20,000°C, giving it a unique metallic glow without adding any metal fragments to the process.

This core modification maintains all the inherent properties of ceramic. It is just as hard, lightweight and scratch-resistant as high-tech ceramic. The gray anthracite theme carries over to the new plasma ceramic case.