Jaquet Droz showcased some of the brand’s most exclusive timepieces last week at WatchTime New York, America’s largest public event dedicated to watch enthusiasts and collectors.
Among the special timepieces was the Lady 8 Flower with Mother-of-Pearl dial, introduced earlier this year in Basel. The Lady 8 Flower is a turning point for the brand, it is the first Automaton collection fully dedicated to women. It conjures up the essence of Fine Watchmaking: creativity, precision and mechanical mastery, with the signature Jaquet Droz touch – the Art of Astonishment – handcrafted by specialized artisans. The craftsmanship, skill and legacy embedded in this piece comes to life with one push of the crown button, where a lotus flower with gold petals blossoms to reveal a spinning diamond.
Jaquet Droz also exhibited other 2018 novelties, including the Grande Seconde Skelet-One. This new interpretation in total transparency – a first for Jaquet Droz – accords ample breathing space to the time indications. Hours, minutes and seconds stand out in a new transparent aesthetic bathed in light. Jaquet Droz has left only the bridges showing, which structure the piece’s movement. All is wrapped in a sapphire dial, which perfectly complements the skeleton movement, constructed in successive layers, visible from the side.
“Some watches tell time, some tell a story”
Ceramic plasma makes a dramatic entrance alongside red gold. One is steeped in tradition and the other is all about technology. Two new variations of a timepiece that has come to stand for Jaquet Droz’s brazen artistry.
Jaquet Droz unveils two new unique timepieces devoted to opal carrying on the art of mineral dials, a rare artisanal skill it applies to breathe life into Earth's treasures.
This automaton takes flight once again in a limited series whose centerpiece is an exquisite mineral dial made of Chinchilla Red, a wood petrified 150 million years ago.
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