Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Petite Collection, New Models: Lady 8 Petite Mother-Of-Pearl and Lady 8 Petite Malachite

Jaquet Droz has unveiled two new versions of the Lady 8 Petite watch, which channel watchmaking elegance into a mere 25 mm of case, while playing with their unique figure 8 design.

The Lady 8 is the exclusively women’s collection by Jaquet Droz, formed around a case in the shape of a figure 8, the symbol of perfection. It’s a geometry dear to Jaquet Droz, also evocative of the Maison’s famous Grande Seconde, whose design is likewise inspired by the soft curves of the emblematic number. In 2018, Jaquet Droz adapted the Lady 8 into the Lady 8 Petite, a precious version that channels the essence of its predecessor into a minimalist diameter.

Cloaked in malachite, the new Lady 8 Petite features a summery, lively, mineral green displayed on a matching leather strap. Malachite is one of the oldest decorative stones used by man and is often associated with luck, wealth and protection. It’s unique for slight variations in hue that stem from the presence of copper in its composition.

At the heart of the Lady 8 Petite collection, the unique brilliance of this dial finds its perfect match in an 18-carat red gold case, specially set with 68 diamonds to highlight its bezel. As a finishing touch to this intensely radiant composition, a moving bead of malachite slides and spins between the fingers, like an allegory of time elusive.

By its side comes a second, equally modern variation of the Lady 8 Petite by Jaquet Droz, featuring mother-of-pearl in top billing. The precious material’s iridescence washes over the dial, which is embellished with a delicate railway that marks the hours and minutes. At 12 o’clock, the piece displays an authentic pearl, whose brilliance is reflected in the 41 diamonds of the gem-set dial.

For the first time, Jaquet Droz gifts its Lady 8 Petite with a caramel-color double-wrap strap, crafted from calfskin. Its white top-stitching recalls the sparkle of the diamonds, lending this mother-of-pearl version a chic, modern allure.

Technical details

Model: Lady 8 Petite Mother-Of-Pearl
Reference: J014600373

Movement
Jaquet Droz 6150, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, oscillating weight in heavy metal.
Jewelling: 29 jewels
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 21600 v.p.h.

Indications
Centered hours and minutes

Case
Stainless steel case set with 41 diamonds, total of 0.31 carat
Akoya pearl at 12 o’clock
Diameter 25 mm
Height 9.60 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water Resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
White mother-of-pearl dial with circular grain motif
Hands: 18-karat white gold

Strap
Saddle cut double tour brown calf leather with ecru stitching
Buckle: Stainless steel ardillon set with 23 diamonds, total of 0.12 carat

Total Carat Weight / Diamonds / Colored Gemstones
Brilliant-cut diamonds: IF to VVSI, Full Cut, D to G
Total number of diamonds: 64 diamonds
Total carat weight: 0.44 carat

Model: Lady 8 Petite Malachite
Reference: J014603272

Movement
Jaquet Droz 6150, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight.
Jewelling: 29 jewels
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 21600 v.p.h.

Indications
Centered hours and minutes

Case
18-karat red gold case set with 68 diamonds, total of 0.52 carat
Malachite bead at 12 o’clock and crown cabochon
Diameter 25 mm
Height 9.60 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water Resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Malachite dial
Hands: 18-karat red gold

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made green alligator
Supplied with second strap in green saddle cut double tour calf leather with stitching
Buckle: 18-karat red gold ardillon set with 23 diamonds, total of 0.12 carat

Total Carat Weight / Diamonds / Colored Gemstones
Brilliant-cut diamonds: IF to VVSI, Full Cut, D to G
Total number of diamonds: 91 diamonds
Total carat weight: 0.64 carat

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