Jacques De Grande Seconde Watch

In the series of Grande Seconde Off-Centered Ivory Enamel, Jaquet Droz fully integrated the wonderful imagination into the traditional watchmaking process and made it a long-lasting heritage of the brand. A milestone in the industry. The Grande Seconde watch is one of the historical models of the Jaquet Droz watchmaking workshop: two chronograph dials, one displaying the hours and minutes, and the other displaying the large second hand, overlapping the auspicious numbers depicting Jaquet Droz ‘ 8’. The size of the second hand and its ingenious appearance are good luck sleeping in every minute, causing people to think about the infinite opportunities lurking in it.
  The subtle fusion of elegance and avant-garde aesthetics, the pattern of the watch also implies endless opportunities: the positions of the two dials and the mainspring have been changed, giving this watch a new visual effect. The pattern resembling mechanical gears is full of poetry, and the lines of the watch make the color of the ivory white Grande Feu and the luster of the red gold case even more dazzling. It gives a perfect interpretation of artistry, which fascinates the viewers.
  Fortunately, while wearing the Grande Seconde Off-Centered Ivory Enamel, the lucky wearer can better understand the philosophical meaning of Jacques Dro – the human experience of time passing is so beautiful, wonderful and strange …
Technical Parameters
Model: J006033200
Movement: Jaquet Droz 2663A, automatic movement
Double barrel, 22K white gold gravity pendulum
Hour markers: eccentric hour and minute display, large seconds dial
Number of jewels: 30
Power reserve: 68 hours
Vibration frequency: 28,000v.p.h
Case: 18K red gold, diameter 43 mm
4 o’clock crown
Water resistance: 30 meters
Dial: Ivory ‘Grande Feu’
Great Fire Enamel
Pointer: 18K red gold
Strap: black alligator leather
Buckle: 18K red gold
Suggested retail price: RMB 171,000

Leading To The World, Staying With You Forever’ Montblanc Classic Heritage Exhibition Grand Opening

Today, Montblanc’s ‘Classic Heritage, Long-lasting Accompaniment’ classic heritage exhibition was held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. From the world’s only one million-level writing instrument, Mont Celio, to more than 400 rare and orphaned items, every corner of Montblanc’s classic heritage exhibition is flowing with the blending of art and superb craftsmanship, turning these world-class treasures For legend.

Above: The world’s only Montblanc Monte Celio writing instrument is bright and eye-catching. The pen body is paved with diamonds, pink sapphires, rubies, etc., each requires the highest level of craftsmanship to create a completely smooth surface and almost Seamless mosaic. The top of the cap is set with a 11.88 carat diamond, the largest ever since Montblanc’s patented cutting technology: Montblanc star diamonds with 53 facets exuding unparalleled beauty and splendor.

A legacy that will last forever

 This exhibition is divided into three thematic areas: ‘Excellent quality, creating classic legends of the class’, ‘Continuous innovation, unlimited passion for creativity’, ‘Private customization, the ultimate exclusive product is exclusive to you’. The creation, birth and death of each product, the colorful tidbits behind each story, the life of the Montblanc owner, the live interpretation of the Swiss national treasure master watchmaker, the creation process of high-level customized products … One presentation.

 Above: In the exhibition hall, a variety of new products launched by SIHH in 2014 and classics come together.

Superior quality, creating a classic legend

 From 1924 to 2014, the Montblanc Meisterstuck series has gone through 90 years. Not only has it become the representative of ultimate perfection and master craftsmanship, but it also symbolizes Montblanc’s highest pursuit of quality and function. Today, there are still few works that can Has such a proper name.

Above: On the time wall on the side of the exhibition hall, from the invention of the timer by Nicholas Kaiser in 1821, to the development of chronographs accurate to 1/100 second by Montblanc watchmakers, and now it can record 1/1000 second, This seems to be a simple ‘0’, but it has gone through 200 years.

Above: Montblanc creates life scenes for different characters through 6 art windows, travellers, elites of the work gap … No matter who it is, you can find your own lifelong companion in Montblanc’s world.

Constant innovation and passion for creativity

 In the hands of Montblanc’s master craftsmen who are known as ‘soul creators’, each piece is given traditional belief and modern enthusiasm. Here you can admire these top-level watches up close without having to travel to the distant land of watches.

Above: The watchmakers at Montblanc Villeret Manufacture who can skillfully assemble parts into watches show live timewalker 1/100 chronographs launched by 2014 SIHH.

 Above: Ms. Monica, a Swiss national treasure-level watchmaker from afar, demonstrated her skills at the scene. She has 50 years of experience in adjusting hairsprings. She can use a small pair of pliers to make hairsprings thinner than hair. Bent into the shape you want, no templates, no technical assistance, just rely on the skill of your hands to give the watch life.

Personal customization, the ultimate product is exclusive to you

 In the customized service area specially presented by Montblanc, guests can design their own writing instruments, watches, jewelry and leather goods styles that meet their taste preferences, and are hand-crafted by Montblanc’s master craftsmen around the world according to the customer’s design and materials We look forward to seeing you in the workshop, enjoying the fun of the production process and witnessing the moment when the finished product is born.

Above: A guest once found a watchmaker from Montblanc Villeret, hoping to customize the watch with the Eiffel Tower in Paris as a prototype. From the initial flash of inspiration, the selection of materials, and the follow-up of each step of the creative process, in the end, a unique iron tower that embodies the beautiful memories of guests has turned into a wristwatch and is always with you.

This exhibition will run until April 25, and invite you to explore the legendary world of Montblanc among these rare treasures that witness the change of the times. The site can also be guided through WeChat to understand the story behind the exhibits.

Exhibition time: 4.23—4.25 10 am to 9 pm
Address: Shanghai Exhibition Center (1000 Yan’an Middle Road, Shanghai)