With the Petite Heure Minute 35 mm, Jaquet Droz forges an unconventional steel and mother-of-pearl tribute to contemporary femininity.
For the first time, the workshops of Jaquet Droz have opted for a woman's watch all in steel. In pairing this metal with a new timepiece, it contrasts with the radiant dark blue mother-of-pearl and the light of the stars. The high quality mother-of-pearl is delicately worked and cut into a single disc in an array of hues: royal blue, ultramarine, cobalt or indigo, as the movement of the wrist changes the fall of the light. The eight stars, a signature of the brand, are scattered across the dial in a truly spectacular display, much like the beauty of a night sky.
The harmoniously balanced integral steel bracelet is exceptional; the design is the outcome of long research and precise workmanship. Both a technical and aesthetic challenge, its form is subtly asymmetrical. The different sized links blend into a single line that encircles the wrist. Two diamonds emphasize this timepiece’s impeccable elegance, made to celebrate the beauty of women.
Uniting the splendor of the sun and the mystery of the night, the Petite Heure Minute 35 mm combines the symbols of femininity in this imaginative jewelry timepiece, the new creation in the Élégance Paris collection. This new tribute to the women of today also reflects the best of contemporary watchmaking: a Jaquet Droz 2653 self-winding mechanical movement, a power reserve of 68 hours and a bezel set with 160 diamonds.
A warmed up stage, a drum kit, a few guitars and a harmonica: “It’s only rock’n’roll!” Today, Jaquet Droz unveils the first out of the 23 unique timepieces to retrace the world of the Rolling Stones through motion. Beside the arm of a record player that hovers over a platinum album replica (the power reserve), a scene depicts their signature instruments in miniature paintings and gold thread. The external disc rotates up to 8 consecutive times for 30 seconds and is adorned with the albums that the collector will choose for his unique timepiece. At 9 o'clock, the iconic tongue beats rhythmically, from left to right and from top to bottom. “And I like it!”
After three years of work, Jaquet Droz and John Howe have developed an Art Watch dedicated to emotion, wonder and fantasy. Draped in gold and rare stones, their dragon has a record 9 distinct animations. Inside a 43 mm case, the piece is entirely handmade and can be customized almost without limit by the client. Thanks to a Studio in the heart of the Jaquet Droz head quarter, clients will be offered an immersive phygital experience that will allow them to witness the live creation of their timepieces. There is no series to be announced, only unique pieces.
The “Effinger” clock dated from 1783 and signed Jaquet-Droz, has been sold at CHF 256,000.-, which is more than three times the starting bid of CHF 70,000.-, during the Koller auction on March the 31st 2022.
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