The Independent Seconds was at its peak in the 18th century. Jaquet Droz pays tribute to this complication with this revised version of its iconic model, equipped with a new caliber.

The Independent (or "Deadbeat") Seconds is a very rare complication created during the Age of Enlightenment, at a time when Pierre Jaquet-Droz was crisscrossing Europe to present his timepieces at the royal courts of a continent in an intellectual fever. This new technique meant that the direct-drive seconds hand no longer advanced in a linear fashion, but rather made a small jump every second, giving extremely accurate measurements that were soon to lead to the birth of the chronograph.