Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute “Tiger”

The Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute “Tiger” timepiece evokes the power and grace of the most respected feline in the world.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Tiger 18-karat whitegold case with Black Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting

Released in two limited series of 28 pieces (a rose gold version featuring ivory Grand Feu enamel dial and a white gold version with black Grand Feu enamel dial), the Petite Heure Minute “Tiger” model displays the full intensity of the Tiger’s glaze in the miniature painting.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Tiger 18-karat whitegold case with Black Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting

The Ateliers d’Art craftsmen have also been able to express their quintessential expertise by representing (on a black or ivory Grand Feu enamel dial) the intensity of the feline’s gaze.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute “Tiger”

 

On a black dial (with case in white gold), a white Tiger with ice blue eyes has delicately been painted using fine brushes, some as thin as a strand of hair. On the ivory dial (with case in red gold), the Tiger displays its famous black and orange fur with green eyes, the most famous characteristics of its species.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute “Tiger”

The ultimate precision of Jaquet Droz’s Ateliers d’Art enables the fine detail of the gaze in its entirety to appear almost lifelike. The Tiger’s fur is painted with the aid of a microscope. Each hair is individually painted to reproduce the feline’s thick and silky fur. The great care taken in creating the iris and pupil give the illusion that the Tiger’s gaze follows whoever looks upon it, wherever they are.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Tiger 18-karat red gold case with Ivory Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting

These timepieces house a Jaquet Droz 2653.P, self-winding mechanical movement. Equipped with a silicon balance spring and an 18-carat gold oscillating weight, the movement provides a power reserve of 68 hours. This movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Tiger 18-karat whitegold case with Black Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting

Technical details

Collection: Ateliers D’art Collection

Model: Petite Heure Minute Tiger
Numerus Clausus of 28, Reference: J005033331

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Tiger 18-karat red gold case with Ivory Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting

Movement
Jaquet Droz 2653.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight
Jeweling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes at 12 o’clock

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 12.06 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Ivory Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting
Hands: 18-karat red gold

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made brown alligator
18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

Model: Petite Heure Minute Tiger
Numerus Clausus of 28, Reference: J005034275

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Tiger 18-karat white gold case with Black Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting

Movement
Jaquet Droz 2653.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-karat white gold oscillating weight.
Jeweling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes at 12 o’clock

Case
18-karat white gold case
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 12.06 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Black Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting
Hands: 18-karat white gold

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator
18-karat white gold ardillon buckle