Jaquet Droz Date Astrale Zodiaque (Hommage Paris 1785 Collection)

With its presentation of the twelve astrological signs, the “Date Astrale Zodiaque” makes this immemorial enigma a fascinating way of measuring time. On the black opaline dial there appears one of the twelve constellations, on which each planet is represented by a diamond whose beauty shines by day, and lights up at night, while luminescent lines link the stars to each other, tracing the outline of the constellation in the darkness.

On the hours and minutes counter, one of the indicators abandons the classical elegance of Roman numerals to take on the form of the corresponding astrological symbol, and confers, as night falls, an aura of magical light to the dial.

Leo, Aries or Gemini, each sign has its mystery, each being has its destiny… symbolised, between five and ten o’clock, by the path travelled, on each day of each month, by the diamond of the retrograde date.

Equipped with a self-winding double-barrel mechanical movement, the watch is worn on rolled-edge hand-sewn black alligator leather strap.

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