Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Flower

Jaquet Droz presents Lady 8 Flower, a stunning ladies’ timepiece that proudly displays expertise of prestigious Swiss luxury watchmaker in the art of high end watch making, high jewellery and automation. Crafted in the workshops at La Chaux-de-Fonds, this Lady 8 timepiece boasts a breathtaking mechanical animation in the form of a blossoming lotus flower.
The Lady 8 Flower, a fusion of all the arts and crafts practiced by Jaquet Droz, is made up of two superimposed circles creating a figure of eight, an emblematic number for the brand and a symbol of harmony, perfection and infinity. The lower circle features a delicate butterfly, its wings outspread.



Two versions are available: one with the butterfly's wings painted and engraved in translucent red enamel on a guilloché background; the other, incorporating jewels, features a butterfly set with blue sapphires and portrayed against snow-set diamonds. The upper circle reveals a lotus flower under a sapphire crystal dome. Representing serenity and poetry, and sacred to many Asian cultures, the flower has been crafted with the utmost care. Each petal is individually enameled or engraved to give its back a perfect satin finish.
As a mysterious bud or fully opened jewel-like bloom, this animation is not simply a pure vision of naturalistic and poetic beauty. By pressing a push-button the lotus flower opens, revealing its diamond heart. For Jaquet Droz, the timepiece also presented a new technical challenge: accommodating the two mechanisms, the watch's and the automaton's - within a 35 mm diameter case, while ensuring one never interferes with the other.
The case was fashioned with particularly meticulous workmanship, especially when setting the brilliant or baguette-cut diamonds adorning each piece.
The Lady 8 Flower comes in two limited edition versions, comprising 28 pieces for the red gold model and just eight pieces for the white gold model. In both, Jaquet Droz shares a taste for secrets with its clients - the secret of its peerless expertise ever preserved and adapted to the times, and that of a delicate flower that will burst into bloom at any moment.
Technical details
Les Ateliers D'art Collection

Model: Lady 8 Flower, Reference: J032003200
Numerus Clausus: 28

Automaton
"Opening flower automaton movement. 24 jewels.
18-carat red gold petals hand-engraved and hand-enameled
Briolette diamond (0.24 carat) swivels both ways
Automaton mechanism triggered directly by pressing a push-button at 2 o'clock. "

Movement
"Jaquet Droz 615, self-winding mechanical movement, single barrel
Balance wheel with regulator screw and silicon spring
Platinum oscillating weight"
Jewelling: 29 jewels
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 21,600 v.p.h.

Indications
Centered hours and minutes

Case
18-carat red gold, set with 114 diamonds (1.43 carats)
Diameter 35 mm
Height 1: 12.76 mm
Height 2: 17.60 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
18-carat red gold, guilloche dial
18-carat red gold butterfly applique, enameled using the Grand Feu technique, hand-painted and hand-engraved
18-carat red gold ring and nails
Small white mother-of-pearl dial under the flower with hand-engraved 18-carat red gold ring
Hands: 18-carat red gold, with curved contours

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made brown alligator leather
Buckle: 18-carat red gold folding clasp set with 21 diamonds (0.22 carat)

Total Carat Weight / Diamonds
Diamonds: IF to VVSI, Full Cut, D to G
Total number of diamonds: 135 and 1  Briolette diamond
Total carat weight: 1.89 carats

Model: Lady 8 Flower, Reference: J032004220
Numerus Clausus: 8

Automaton
"Opening flower automaton movement. 24 jewels.
18-carat white gold petals hand-engraved and hand-enameled
Briolette diamond (0.24 carat) swivels both ways
Automaton mechanism triggered directly by pressing a push-button at 2 o'clock. "

Movement
"Jaquet Droz 615, self-winding mechanical movement, single barrel
Balance wheel with regulator screw and silicon spring
Platinum oscillating weight"
Jewelling: 29 jewels
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 21,600 v.p.h.

Indications
Centered hours and minutes

Case
18-carat white gold case set with 64 baguette-cut diamonds (1.72 carats), push-button set with 22 diamonds (0.035 carat), crown set with 9 diamonds (0.069 carat), hinge-pins set with 5 baguette-cut diamonds (0.39 carat)
Diameter 35 mm
Height 1: 12.76 mm
Height 2: 17.60 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
"18-carat white gold, with 227 snow-set diamonds (0.65 carats)
18-carat white gold butterfly applique, set with 54 blue sapphires (0.87 carats)
18-carat white gold ring, set with 82 diamonds (0.82 carats)
Small white mother-of-pearl dial under the flower with18-carat white gold ring."
Hands: 18-carat white gold, with curved contours

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made dark blue alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat white gold folding clasp set with 125 diamonds (1.51 carat)

Total Carat Weight / Diamonds / Colored Gemstones
Diamonds: IF to VVSI, Full Cut, D to G
Baguette-cut diamonds: TW/IF-VVS VG None
Total number of gemstones: 151 baguette-cut diamonds, 383 brilliant-cut diamonds and 54 blue sapphires
Total carat weight: 6.31 carats

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