Monday, May 22, 2017

Jaquet Droz Les Ateliers D'art – New Models Featuring Paillonné Enamelling [Grande Seconde Paillonnée, Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée (35,39 & 43 mm), Grande Seconde Tourbillon Paillonee & Pocket Watch Paillonnee]

With six new stunning timepieces - Grande Seconde Paillonnée, Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée (3 case sizes - 35, 39 & 43 mm), Grande Seconde Tourbillon Paillonee & Pocket Watch Paillonnee - the craftsmen of the Jaquet Droz Ateliers d’Art revisit the art of paillonné enamelling, a traditional decorative technique passed down by Renaissance goldsmiths.

Applied individually by hand on the Grand Feu enamel of the dial, the fragile gold elements create kaleidoscopic patterns of hypnotic beauty, which are then fixed with a layer of translucent enamel. The result of this controlled mastery of fire, color and creative fragility is set by the extreme temperatures of the kilns: paillonné enameling produces masterpieces in which not even the slightest imperfection can be tolerated.
This year, six iconic models have been decorated using this exceptional technique, bringing together historic paillons and modern creations including the bird, which was so dear to the brand's founder, Pierre Jaquet-Droz. A model particularly beloved of the artists who worked with Jaquet Droz, the Petite Heure Minute celebrates the richness of blue and red enamel in a broader range of executions measuring 35, 39 and 43 mm.
The Grande Seconde is available in a version with a dial decorated with blue Grand Feu enamel, beautifully set off by the brilliance of the paillons and the 43-mm diameter gold case.
An exceptional tourbillon, an ingenious complication that compensates for the effects of gravity, is housed in the seconds dial of one, while a pocket watch, which affords a precious insight into the standards of elegance in the 19th century, adds to the magic of this collection.
As rare as they are iconic, these new models effortlessly combine the colors that Jaquet Droz has made its own since the Enlightenment: the purest blue ever and deep red of the dial, and the luminous azure of the hands, complemented by the rich lustre of the rolled-edge hand-made alligator straps.
All equipped with a silicon escapement movement (except for the pocket watch), these watches – eight of which have been produced in each version and engraved with an individual number – convey the characteristic Jaquet Droz style: pure refinement to capture the magic of time.

Technical details
Collection: Les Ateliers D'art

1. Grande Seconde Paillonnée
Numerus Clausus of 8, Reference: J003033424
Movement
Jaquet Droz 2663.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight
30 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes
Large off-centered second

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter 43 mm
Height 12.06 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Paillonné on blue Grand Feu enamel
18-karat red gold applied ring
Screws in blued steel
Silver opaline hours, minutes and seconds dial
Hands: Blued stainless steel

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator strap
Buckle: 18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

2. Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée, 35 mm
Numerus Clausus of 8, Reference: J005003243
Movement
Jaquet Droz 2653.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight
28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter 35 mm
Height 10.80 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Red Grand Feu paillonné-enameled
18-karat red gold applied ring
White mother-of-pearl hours and minutes dial
Hands: Blued stainless steel

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made bordeaux alligator
Buckle: 18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

3. Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée, 39 mm
Numerus Clausus of 8, Reference: J005013247
Movement
Jaquet Droz 2653.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight
28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter 39 mm
Height 12.23 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Paillonné on blue Grand Feu enamel
18-karat red gold applied ring and plate
Screws in blued steel
Silver opaline hours and minutes dial
Hands: Blued stainless steel

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator strap
Buckle: 18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

4. Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée, 43 mm
Numerus Clausus of 8, Reference: J005033258
Movement
Jaquet Droz 2653.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight
28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter 43 mm
Height 12.06 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Paillonné on blue Grand Feu enamel
18-karat red gold applied ring and plate
Screws in blued steel
Silver opaline hours and minutes dial
Hands: Blued stainless steel

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator strap
Buckle: 18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

5. Grande Seconde Tourbillon Paillonee
Numerus Clausus of 8, Reference: J013033243
Movement
Jaquet Droz 25JD.Si, self-winding tourbillon movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight with red jasper applique
31 jewels
Power reserve: 7 days
Frequency: 21,600 v.p.h.

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes
Off-centered tourbillon frame and seconds

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter 43 mm
Height 13.1 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Paillonné on red Grand Feu enamel
18-karat red gold applied ring
Screws in blued steel
Silver opaline hours, minutes and seconds dial
Hands: Blued stainless steel

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator strap
Buckle: 18-karat red gold folding clasp

6. Pocket Watch Paillonnee
Numerus Clausus of 8, Reference: J080033047
Movement
Jaquet Droz 2615, hand-winding mechanical movement
20 jewels
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 21,600 v.p.h.

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes
Large off-centered second

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter 50 mm
Height 12.07 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Paillonné on blue Grand Feu enamel
18-karat red gold applied ring
Screws in blued steel
Silver opaline hours, minutes and seconds dial
Hands: Blued stainless steel

Chain
18-karat red gold

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