Drawing extensively from the rich Jaquet Droz heritage, L’Origine Email belongs to the Hommage Londres 1774 Collection. This masterpiece is not only a statement in technical perfection, but it is also integral to the identity of the Manufacture. This jewel of modern craftsmanship, rooted in three centuries of history, features Grand Feu enamelling with its unique grain and perfectly homogeneous colour. This technique is a keystone of the Jaquet Droz culture, whose master enamellers jealously guard the secrets of the powders’ fineness and the strength of the flame used to make these exceptional dials.
One can trace the traditions of a proud past in the classical lines: noble Roman numerals and generous curves of this 43 mm steel watch, a pleasure to look at and a pleasure to touch. Timeless and unequivocally modern in the purity of its graphic design, it stands today and for the future as a style reference. L’Origine Email would never have come to exist without the superior craftsmanship of the artisans at the Manufacture.
Available in two versions – ivory or black Grand Feu enamelling – each in a Numerus Clausus of 88, L’Origine Email expresses the very essence of Beauty and Taste, with a number of subtle references to the Enlightenment in the 18th century.
Numerus Clausus of 88
Jaquet Droz 1153, 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
Centered hours, minutes and seconds
Stainless steel, diameter Ø 43 mm
Individual limited series number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 30 m / 100 feet
Black or ivory coloured Grand Feu enamelled dial. Hand crafted
Individual limited series number painted on the dial
Hands: Hours and minutes in white gold or blued steel, seconds in blued steel
Rolled-edge handmade black alligator leather strap
Buckle: Stainless steel ardillon