Jaquet Droz’s SW sports series is now launching two new chronographs with a modern touch.
This series lives up to its ‘SportWatch’ (Sports Watch) name, the work is full of sporty atmosphere, highlighting Jaquet Droz’s century-old brand spirit and modern watchmaking philosophy.
Now, the SW series has been added with two new chronographs. The appearance of the new product adopts a new design, which highlights the sports temperament. The central hour and minute display with a central chronograph second hand replaces the series’ traditional ‘8’ layout (the hour and minute dial and the large seconds dial overlap each other to form the number ‘8’). The hour and minute counters are located at 9 o’clock and 3时 位置。 When position. This layout arrangement cleverly forms a horizontal balance, making the vibrant chronograph clear and easy to read. In order to make the chronograph’s timekeeping function more accurate, Jaquet Droz also hollowed out the central hour and minute hands, even if the hands are passing slowly on the dial, it will not affect the reading time.
The dial of the new sports chronograph (SWChrono) shows noble elegance. The dial is decorated with vertical stripes resembling inlaid gold fabric, which is very sporty. In addition, it uses modern night blue and dark gray. The same-tone hand-rolled fabric strap echoes the chic temperament, urban style, and sportiness of the SWChrono.
The watch follows a long tradition of watchmaking with 18K white gold applied hour-markers. At 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock there are eye-catching Roman numerals. Jaquet Droz cleverly sets a rare complication on an ordinary chronograph at 12 o’clock: a large calendar display. This is also a traditional complication of advanced watchmaking. Its production process is more complicated than ordinary calendar display windows, but it can present better visual effects. Therefore, the new sports chronograph (SWChrono) adopts a 45 mm diameter to further optimize the reading time, and adds a ‘railway’ minute scale in line with the tradition of distinguished watchmaking.
Jaquet Droz also created a stainless steel case composed of multiple parts for the new sports chronograph (SWChrono), which is completely different from the ordinary one-piece case. This design presents a unique finish (polished, matte, satin-finished, etc.) on a magnificent large-diameter case, creating exquisite contrast and light and shadow effects. Satin-brushed grooved bezel, cutout lugs, easy-grip rubber handle buttons and screw-in crown, and large detents at 3 and 9 o’clock to protect the case and crown from external impact, The exterior parts of these watches reflect the unique beauty of the retouching process. Jaquet Droz also equips the automatic movement of the new watch with a silicon hairspring and a pallet fork to protect the movement from magnetization. The movement is equipped with a 40-hour power reserve and a column wheel, which is clearly visible through the sapphire caseback, which showcases the exquisite watchmaking process inherited by Jaquet Droz from 280 years ago.