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New Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Watches

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure: A Gentleman’s Elegant Timepiece

The exquisite Jaquet Droz Grande Heure series is actually a part of the Swiss brand’s well-known Astrale collection along with the Twelve Cities, Eclipse, and Perpetual Calendar Eclipse models. The collection’s name, Astrale, is based on astrology as the original method of timekeeping. The timepieces under this Jaquet Droz lineup are designed with large, discreet, and eye-catching appearances which showcase the brand’s attention to detail. Additionally, each series under the Grande Heure makes use of different modifications, including small seconds sub dials, date windows, and GMT functions. As a result, you have an abundant selection of Swiss watches that you can pick from depending on your taste, preference, and budget. And because of their ageless designs and huge varieties, it’s no wonder why watch aficionados find the Jaquet Droz Grande Heure lineup a must-have in their collection.

Prices at a Glance: Most Popular Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Watches

Model

Price (approximate)

Size

Features

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure GMT

$26,400 USD

43mm

•18K red gold case

•Sapphire crystal

•GMT function

•Self-winding

•68-hour power reserve

•Alligator leather strap

•30m water resistant

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantième Ivory Enamel Ref. J017513200

$19,200 USD

39mm

•18K red gold case

•Sapphire crystal

•Small date window

•68-hour power reserve

•Self-winding

•Alligator leather strap

•30m water resistance

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Onyx

$11,000 USD

43mm

•Stainless steel case

•Sapphire crystal

•Self-winding

•68-hour power reserve

•Alligator leather strap

•30m water resistance

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantième Onyx

$10,500 USD

43mm

•Stainless steel case

•Sapphire crystal

•Small date window

•68-hour power reserve

•Self-winding

•Alligator leather strap

•30m water resistance

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Onyx

$9,700 USD

43mm

•Stainless steel case

•Sapphire crystal

•Small seconds sub dial

•Self-winding

•68-hour power reserve

•Alligator leather strap

•30m water resistance

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantième Côtes de Genève

$9,100 USD

39mm

•Stainless steel case

•Sapphire crystal

•Small date window

•68-hour power reserve

•Self-winding

•Alligator leather strap

•30m water resistance

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Ardois

$8,400 USD

43mm

•Stainless steel case

•Sapphire crystal

•Small seconds sub dial

•Self-winding

•68-hour power reserve

•Alligator leather strap

•30m water resistance

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Silver

$8,400 USD

43mm

•Stainless steel case

•Sapphire crystal

•Small seconds sub dial

•Self-winding

•68-hour power reserve

•Alligator leather strap

•30m water resistance

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Automatic Silver Dial Men's Watch Ref. J017510240

$5,299 USD

39mm

•Stainless steel case

•Sapphire crystal

•Small date window

•Self-winding

•68-hour power reserve

•Leather strap

•30m water resistance

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Automatic Silver Dial Men's Watch Ref. J017530240

$5,299 USD

43mm

•Stainless steel case

•Sapphire crystal

•Small date window

•Self-winding

•68-hour power reserve

•Leather strap

•30m water resistance


 

How much does a Jaquet Droz Grande Heure watch cost?

Generally, Jaquet Droz Grande Heure watches may cost from $5,300 USD to $26,400 USD. With such a massive price range, you have a huge selection of fancy models to choose from.

Prices for the Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantième Models

For starters, this lineup displays the traditional wrist watch dial design. Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantième watches are available in 43mm and 39mm models that come in black, white, and blue. These self-winding timepieces have stick hour indexes and a small date window by the 6 o’clock marker. They are also powered by the exquisite in-house caliber Jaquet Droz 1150P, which gives them a 68-hour power reserve. An example of this timeless series is the 43mm Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantième Ref. J017530240. Also referred to as “Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantième Silver”, this $5,299 USD automatic watch comes in a stainless-steel case. Additionally, its transparent caseback shows the exquisite in-house caliber. 

Another watch to check out from this range is the regal Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantième Ref. J017513200, which measures a smaller 39mm diameter. This Swiss watch sports an 18K red gold case instead of the usual stainless steel. Its hands and hour index are also made of 18K gold complemented by an alligator leather strap, which gives the model an even more top-quality appearance. Because of these refined materials, this gold watch is priced at $19,200 USD.

Prices for the Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Watches

Meanwhile, the models of this lineup offer a different approach to indicate time. The 43mm Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute watches use dots as time indicators instead of sticks or numerals. These dots actually represent stars, showing the brand’s dedication to its craft in the Astrale collection. 

A model that shows this design is the Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Ref. J017030201, also referred to as “Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Onyx”. This series is incredibly minimalist in style, from its dotted hour and minute markers to its discreet ultra thin bezel. The small seconds sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position, with its simple circle design resembling a celestial body, blends harmoniously with the main dial. Powered by the in-house caliber Jaquet Droz 1169, this $9,700 USD timepiece boasts a 68-hour power reserve.

Prices for the Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Single-hand Models

The Swiss brand also has its own version of sleek and appealing single-hand watches that are worthy rivals to the timeless one-handed MeisterSinger models. The well-known Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Ref. J025030270 or the “Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Onyx”, features a one-handed format along with an unorthodox 24-hour dial design instead of the usual 12 hours. 

Traditionally, wrist watches start with 1, end in 12, then repeat. But instead of following the usual format, this model starts with 13 until it reaches the 24-hour marker before heading to 1. As a result, you’ll be able to track both the current time and how many more hours before the day ends. And this is not the only charming thing about the model. It also sports a sleek, black dial which is protected with a stainless-steel case. Additionally, the mechanical movement of this automatic 43mm watch is powered by the in-house caliber Jaquet Droz 24JD53. A brand new Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Onyx has a retail price of $11,000 USD. 

Alternatively, if you prefer a more luxurious look, Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Ref. J025033202 has the same black dial, single hour hand, and 24-hour dial format but sports an 18K gold case and bezel. This fancy Jaquet Droz watch has a lavish cost of $23,400 USD.

Prices for the Jaquet Droz Grande Heure GMT Models

Last but not least, Jaquet Droz also has timepieces that fuse an unusual design with amazing functionality. Like the aforementioned single-hand models, the 43mm Jaquet Droz Grande Heure GMT Ref. J015233200 also has a 24-hour dial design and an alligator leather strap. However, this $26,400 USD watch is equipped with two hands — one is made of 18K red gold and the other is blued steel. These hands allow the watch to keep track of two different preferred time zones instead of one. And if you wish, you can align the hands in one and turn it into a single-handed timepiece, letting you switch up your look anytime you wish. This 18K red gold automatic watch is powered by Jaquet Droz 5N50.4, an in-house caliber which gives it a 68-hour power reserve. 

History Behind the Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Collection 

It is difficult to talk about the history of this series without discussing the Swiss brand’s other timepieces in the Astrale collection. As stated, Grande Heure is actually part of the said collection along with the famous Jaquet Droz Éclipse models released in 2010. The Éclipse watches have a beautiful eclipse-style moon phase indicator engraved with eight stars. 

After the successful release of Éclipse, Jaquet Droz worked on the Grande Heure timepieces. For instance, they released the Jaquet Droz Grande Heure GMT in 2013. Its appealing looks paired with amazing functionality made it a great hit to Jaquet Droz’s male clientele. 

And in 2018, Jaquet Droz introduced two Grande Heure Minute models: Ardoise and Silver. These two watches allowed the Swiss brand’s clientele to have more options in the beloved series. Overall, the success of the Astrale’s Éclipse series not only led to the Swiss brand’s fortune, but also managed Grande Heure's continuous recognition as an amazing dress watch lineup.

3 Reasons to Buy a Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Watch

1. Creative and Unique Timepieces

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure timepieces showcase the unquestionable creativity of the Swiss brand. From the elegant Minute range which has a minimalistic approach to the Single-hand series which has an unorthodox format, these sophisticated watches will never fail to impress the people around you.

2. Stylish and Fashionable Designs

Their dial designs may vary on the model, but all of Jaquet Droz Grande Heure timepieces will definitely improve your wardrobe. If you want to give a boost to your apparel, whether formal wear or casual, then these timepieces won’t fail you.

3. Faultless and Clear-cut Timekeeping

You’ll never lose track of time with these classy automatic watches. Jaquet Droz Grande Heure are powered by intricate and exquisite in-house calibers. At the same time, these calibers give the men’s watches a satisfactory power reserve duration. Overall, this just shows that Jaquet Droz Grande Heure timepieces are not just all looks. They are also highly dependable.

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure: A Suave Watch for Men

Elegance, refinement, style, and accuracy are some of the words that could be best associated with the Jaquet Droz Grande Heure. These watches for men are some of the classiest dress watches in the market today. So, if you’re looking for regal watches that you could give to yourself or to a special man in your life, then the Jaquet Droz Grande Heure watches are definitely worthy of consideration.

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