The Perpetual Calendar Éclipse by Jaquet Droz presents the brands new moon phase display in another two models.
The Éclipse is one of the brand’s most iconic timepieces. Please check out also these two lovely women’s models by clicking HERE
Now the Jaquet Droz craftsmen in La Chaux-de-Fonds paired the moon phase complication, which displays the fascinating cycles of the night of the sky on the dial, with a Perpetual Calendar. On the black or ivory-colored Grand Feu enamel dial, two straight hands contrast sharply with the curves of two wavy hands, tipped with a crescent moon.
The calendar information is easily to read on several places on the dial:
on the right you see the current date,
on the left you see the day of the week.
At 12 o’clock, a single-hand counter indicates the month with the leap year appearing discreetly in a small window.
At 6 o’clock, a black or ivory-colored onyx index moves across the face of a golden moon, revealing, and then concealing it until its total eclipse.
The virtual spectacle unfolds on a night sky boasting eight stars, as you know the watchmaker’s favorite number.
In my eyes the Jaquet Droz Perpetual Calendar Éclipse captivates and surprises with its innovative design and contemporary calendar display. The wonderful sparkle of the red gold hands, moon and stars creates a perfectly balanced contrast to the eternal solemnity of the dial in this timepiece.