Combining modern materials and a sophisticated design, the new SW embodies Jaquet Droz's watchmaking expertise in a powerful and versatile watch.

“Sport Watch” says it all. The SW by Jaquet Droz is an original, sporty and edgy creation. The contemporary signature of a watchmaker with almost three centuries of history. The SW is a Jaquet Droz testament to the power of the Grande Seconde's unique design, how it transcends fads and centuries and constantly reinvents itself to delight a generation of collectors seeking out the latest thrills in watchmaking.

The New Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic
Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic

There is no shortage of emotion and thrill with the new SW Steel-Ceramic. One color stands out before you even get to the details: red. This is the first time it has played such a prominent role on an SW, or a Jaquet Droz creation for that matter. The hand-edged fabric strap ties in with the Grande Seconde's stroke at 6 o'clock, the tip of the hour and minute hands, and the quarter hour marks they sweep over – all coated with Super-LumiNova. Where they intersect, the red 5, 6 and 7 are written in Arabic numerals while the other numbers appear in Roman. Under this numerical trio, at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock, there are two crossbars firmly locking the iconic figure 8 formed by the hour-minute and Grande Seconde dials on the impressive 45 mm case.

Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic Watch Review
Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic

Sized for everyday use, the steel case is covered with a black ceramic bezel that is inalterable and scratch-proof. The crown is screwed down at 3 o'clock making it water-resistant to 50 meters (5 bar). It's also protected by a rubber cast for optimal handling. On either side, two large claws safeguard it from shocks. On the other side of the crossbridge, there is a symmetrical piece to make it achieve seamless balance and give the case maximum protection.

Men Watches Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic
Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic

Like with every Jaquet Droz creation, this one showcases the painstaking work that goes into every finish. The lugs were hollowed to increase mass and create a sportier feel. They are polished to provide a mirror image of the SW collection’s signature fluted bezel. The claws at 3 and 9 o’clock were given a circular satin finish with grooves that follow the bezel’s curve. The 18-karat white gold appliqués affixed at the middle of the black lacquered dial have a satin finish with vertical lines. And the hands are hollowed to make it easier to read the hours and minutes.

Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic In House Movement
Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic

As for the case-back, Jaquet Droz stayed true to its Fine Watchmaking finishes. Topped with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the SW Steel-Ceramic reveals the inner workings of the JD2663A-S self-winding mechanical movement with ruthenium treatment, the 18-karat white gold double barrel and oscillating weight, giving it a power reserve of almost three days (68 hours). The surfaces are polished or satin-finished and even adorned with Côtes de Genève alongside each watch’s own series number, a mark that Jaquet Droz makes these one-of-a-kind creations for collectors of uncommonly remarkable timepieces.

Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic Ref. J029030549 Watch Review
Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic Ref. J029030549

Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic

Technical specifications:

·       Reference: J029030549

·       Movement: Jaquet Droz 2663A-S, self-winding mechanical movement with ruthenium treatment, double barrel, 18-karat white gold oscillating weight

·       Indications: Off-centered hours and minutes at 12 o'clock. Large off-centered second at 6 o'clock.

·       Jewelling: 30 jewels

·       Power Reserve: 68 hours

·       Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

·       Case: Stainless steel case. Screw-down crown with rubber cast. Black ceramic bezel. Diameter 45 mm. Height 11.93 mm. Individual serial number engraved on the case-back.

·       Diameter: 45 mm

·       Water Resistance: To 5 bar (50 meters)

·       Dial: Black lacquered dial. 18-karat white gold appliques. Indexes and numbers 5, 6 and 7 in red Super-LumiNova.

·       Hands: Rhodium-plated hours, minutes and seconds, tips in red Super-LumiNova

·       Strap: Rolled-edge hand-made red fabric

·       Buckle: Stainless steel folding clasp

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Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic Ref. J029030549

The price for the Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic Ref. J029030549 is CHF 15,900.

For more information please visit Jaquet Droz Online.