Jaquet Droz L’heure Céleste

Exuberant, sleek, elegant, and ultra-feminine, the L’Heure Céleste timepiece boasts a virgin canvas lacquered in black against which a galaxy of planets in white gold or set with diamonds scintillates.

Rewriting some of the basic rules of watchmaking design, L’Heure Céleste is endowed with a highly innovative sapphire crystal that liberates it from the graphic constraints imposed by a bezel. This special crystal enables natural light to illuminate the magnificent dial display from unusual angles and to stress the interplay of volumes imagined by the craftsmen at the Manufacture.

To achieve this feat of technical prowess, Jaquet Droz drew on its rich heritage of design and aesthetic codes that have become part of the brand signature, such as the star motif, to establish a narrative framework, then added a new dimension born of contemporary vision. With its ultra-modern lines, unusual volumes and generous curves, L’Heure Céleste is a magnificent creation that embodies all possibilities, especially those suggested by the mysterious beauty of an immense, star-studded sky.

Hand-crafted in three dimensions and issued in a Numerus Clausus of 8, this dream, set off by spheres and a sprinkling of stars, comes in a 41 mm white gold watchcase and features a 68 hour power reserve.

Technical details

Movement
“Jaquet Droz 2653, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight”
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes

Models

Reference: J005024550, Numerus Clausus of 8

Case
18-carat white gold, set with 693 diamonds (3.5 carats), diameter Ø 41 mm
Crown set with one diamond (0.1 carats)
Individual limited series number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 30 m / 100 feet

Dial
18-carat white gold, dial and spheres set with 638 diamonds (3.5 carats)
Hands: 18-carat white gold

Strap
Rolled-edge handmade grey satin strap
Buckle: “18-carat white gold ardillon, set with 24 diamonds (0.15 carats)”

Diamonds
IF to VVS1, Full cut, D to G
Total carat weight: 7.25 carats

Reference: J005023520, Numerus Clausus of 8

Case
18-carat red gold, diameter Ø 41 mm
Individual limited series number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 30 m / 100 feet

Dial
White lacquer, 18-carat red gold spheres, set with 123 diamonds (0.65 carats)
Hands: 18-carat red gold

Strap
Rolled-edge hand made brown satin strap
Buckle: 18-carat red gold ardillon, set with 24 diamonds (0.15 carats)

Diamonds
IF to VVS1, Full cut, D to G

Reference J005024520, Numerus Clausus of 8

Case
18-carat white gold, diameter Ø 41 mm
Individual limited series number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 30 m / 100 feet

Dial
Black lacquer, 18-carat white gold spheres, set with 123 diamonds (0.65 carats)
Hands: 18-carat white gold

Strap
Rolled-edge handmade grey satin strap
Buckle: “18-carat white gold ardillon, set with 24 diamonds (0.15 carats)”

Diamonds
IF to VVS1, Full cut, D to G

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