Swiss luxury watch brand Jaquet Droz celebrates the Year of the Dragon, by introducing LES ATELIERS D’ART Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon, a spectacular timepiece with sumptuous materials, realistic decorative motifs, great powers of evocation and virtuoso technical features.
Delicately engraved in gold and mounted on the dial, the Dragon is depicted performing an aquatic maneuver with great majesty. He seems to be surfacing from an ocean of black mother-of-pearl, sculpted to bring out the vital energy of each wave.
Meticulous craftsmanship is required to carve this fragile material, an art in which Jaquet Droz is an acclaimed specialist. One more detail makes a reference to the fabulous animal: a dragon tail is engraved on the oscillating weight, made of black onyx and visible through the back of the case.
The case glitters with the gleam of red gold highlights each detail appearing in relief on the dial as well as the sophisticated interplay of volumes, materials and luminous reflections that bring this amazing tableau alive, embellished by a crystal whose thickness was the object of special study.
The Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon model will be issued in a limited edition of only 88 pieces.
Model: LES ATELIERS D’ART Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon
Numerus Clausus(Limited, numbered series) of 88
Jaquet Droz 2653, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, 22-carat yellow gold and black mother-of-pearl oscillating weight with hand engraved dragon
Indications: Off-centered hours and minutes
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h
18-carat red gold, diameter Ø 41 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)
Black mother-of-pearl with structure
22-carat patinated and hand engraved yellow gold dragon’s applique, and ruby
Hands: 18-carat red gold
Rolled-edge hand made black alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat red gold ardillon