Only Watch 2019: Jaquet DrozWritten by Alvin Wong
Jaquet Droz thrills with a special Grande Seconde Skelet-One.
It is no surprise really that Jaquet Droz has decided to bank on its most hotly coveted watch, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One, in recent memory for its contribution to the Only Watch 2019 auction.
Launched in 2018, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One has been the toast of Jaquet Droz for its whimsical blend of the old and new, endowing the Grande Seconde’s unmistakable figure ‘8’ dial layout with a modern, artisanal touch by way of a gorgeous skeletonised movement.
The Only Watch 2019 piece-unique model comes in a sexy ceramic case that is accented with dashes of red. The hands, rail track on the hour and minute sub-dials, and strap absolutely enliven the watch with the touches of bold crimson, a colour chosen because it is synonymous with love – making an unabashed appeal to the heart of the potential owner knowing that his purchase will benefit children and young adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.