The Kaiser’s Choice – A Gold Watch6:37 am
Gold has always been a symbol of wealth and prosperity, long before the beginning of documented history. The precious metal was used for coinage, jewelry and other arts in the oldest of civilisations. Wearing gold was strictly for the royals and their noblility. It was the reward for achieving success and recognition beyond compare. In the modern day, a gold watch is a mark of unparalleled success and achievement. It is adorned as a medal of accomplishment and personal success. A gold watch is a timeless treasure and apart from being a great investment it’s also a precious heirloom for the next generation. A versatile piece of jewellery for men, wearing a gold watch has long been associated with spiritual wellness. Religious and mystical reasons also support the belief that the wearers of a gold watch will rule their kingdom.
Considered the choice of those in power – the political leader, the military chief, the business magnate, the corporate czar, the supreme artist, the institutional head – all share a common passion – a collectible gold watch.
Featured here, one of the most beautiful gold watches – the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Red Gold.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Red Gold
A beautiful timepiece from the house of Jaquet Droz, a watchmaker whose horological marvels have been appreciated by kings and emperors of Europe and Asia since the early 17th century. Inspired by the pocket watch created by Pierre Jaquet-Droz in 1784, the Grande Seconde collection is a modern take on the iconic design with a subtle mix of sportiness and modernity.
The Grand Seconde is immediately identifiable by it’s two off-centered dials that describe a figure eight with great purity of line. The hour dial with Roman numerals and elegant red gold hands with Super LumiNova tips has Arabic indices at 7,6 and 5 o’clock, again in white Super-LumiNova merging with the large seconds sub-dial.
Applied 18-carat plates and rings decorate the beautiful 45mm dial which is powered by a Jaquet Droz 2663A-S automatic movement with ruthenium finish. The watch has an 18-carat white gold oscillating weight with black PVD finish visible through the transparent caseback.
With a power reserve of 68 hours and a natural black rubber strap with a decorated red gold folding clasp, the timepiece is an ideal watch for all occasions. The limited edition masterpiece has an individual serial number engraved on the the 18-carat gold caseback.
The choice of a modern czar, this gold watch is as timeless as the precious metal itself.
By Pranav Karol
Features Writer, The Watch Guide
A watch enthusiast who is very passionate about performance watches. A keen observer of the horological world and its latest developments.