Making its first appearance in the Jaquet Droz collection in 2013, the Lady 8 is today a symbolic feminine timepiece and a highly precious jewel. While the Lady 8’s general architecture remains true to its original design – an uncluttered dial crowned with a precious stone – the craftsmen have given themselves complete freedom in a veritable extravaganza of different materials.
The Lady 8 Shiny plays on curves for women who appreciate the sensuality of time. The timepiece reveals a true painting; a dial in gemstones with grey gold and diamonds (1.49 carats). Proof of the jewelry workshops’ extraordinary technical mastery, Jaquet Droz has had a coquettish touch: at its summit, a pearl of diamonds (1.4 carats) that its owner finds herself irresistibly drawn to touch and turn with her finger.
In order to give the Lady 8 Shiny more fluid lines, the lugs have given way to an alligator strap attached to the case which comes in gem-set white gold for a total of 4.92 carats. The new folding clasp, specially created for this model, also takes the shape of a figure eight and is made of grey gold and diamonds (1.51 carats), reaffirming the striking identity of the Lady 8 on the inside of the wrist.
Model: LADY 8 SHINY
Numerus Clausus of 28
Jaquet Droz 1153, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, 22-carat rhodium-treated white gold oscillating weight
Indications: Centered hours and minutes
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h
18-carat white gold set with 544 diamonds (4.92 carats), 35 mm diameter
18-carat white gold ball bearing set with 146 diamonds (1.4 carats) at 12 o’clock and 18-carat white gold diamond-set cabochon. Crown set with 9 diamonds (0.06 carat)
Height 12.7 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
18-carat white gold set with 343 diamonds (1.11 carats)
18-carat white gold ring set with 148 diamonds (0.38 carat)
All-black technical hands, cambered
Integral rolled-edge hand-made black alligator leather strap
18-carat white gold folding clasp set with 125 diamonds (1.51 carats)
IF to VVSI, Full Cut, D to G
Total carat weight: 1,160 stones, 7.92 carats