Saturday, May 13, 2017

Jaquet Droz “Petite Heure Minute” New Versions

Jaquet Droz expands its “Petite Heure Minute” line by launching three new models highlighted with black Grand Feu enamel technique and vibrant miniature painting.

This time, the majestic, spectacular and symbolic creatures from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia – the lion, the flamingo, and the koi carp – are Jaquet Droz's guests of honor on three timepieces that bring together the very best of its artisans' mastery. To better reveal the eternal splendor of these miniature paintings, the Grand Feu enamel has been worked to create a deep, uniform black version.
A symbol of strength, nobility and power, the lion is encircled with a mane in rich shades of brown, black and russet. Viewed from the side, the unmoving big cat emanates an aura of wisdom and vigor – precious values that are bathed in the light of the red gold case, which measures a generous 43 mm in diameter.
With its bold plumage and impressive beak, the surprising Caribbean flamingo immediately catches the eye. 248 brilliant-cut diamonds are set along the 39 mm diameter red gold case, adding their brilliance to this eminently elegant spectacle of the bird as it seemingly prepares to unfurl its long, majestic neck.
The koi carp swim inside a 39 mm diameter case amid reeds and lotus flowers. The koi carp on this model also evoke the West's fascination for the Far East in the 18th century, during the lifetime of Pierre Jaquet-Droz. It's no surprise therefore that his watch creations were the first to penetrate the walls of the Forbidden City.
These creations are available as just 28 pieces for each version and come with a certificate of authenticity from the Ateliers d’Art, signed by the artisan whose time was devoted to its creation. All versions houses a self-winding mechanical movement with a 68-hour power reserve.

Technical details
Collection: Les Ateliers D'art

Movement
Jaquet Droz 2653.P, self-winding mechanical movement, balance-spring and pallet-fork horns in silicon, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight.
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes

Petite Heure Minute Pink Flamingo
Reference: J005013217
Numerus Clausus of 28

Case
18-karat red gold set with 248 diamonds, total of 1.74 carats
Diameter Ø 39 mm
Height 12.23 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Black Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting
Hands: 18-karat red gold

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator strap
Buckle: 18-karat red gold ardillon buckle set with 24 diamonds, (0.14 carat)

Total Carat Weight / Diamonds / Colored Gemstones
IF to VVSI, Full Cut, D to G
Total number of diamonds: 272 diamonds
Total carat weight: 1.88 karats

Petite Heure Minute Carps
Reference: J005013218
Numerus Clausus of 28

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

Dial

Black Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting
Hands: 18-karat red gold

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

Petite Heure Minute Lion
Reference: J005033314
Numerus Clausus of 28

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

Dial
Black Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting
Hands: 18-karat red gold

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

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