Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Buffalo, the Chinese New Year Editions

Swiss luxury watch brand Jaquet Droz presents four limited edition timepieces as a tribute to the zodiac sign for the 2021 Chinese New Year: the ox.

There are three limited edition pieces in red gold and one in white gold. The Maison selected two distinctive artisanal techniques to represent the new zodiac sign. First, miniature painting, which appears on two 35 mm x 41 mm timepieces with a majestically peaceful ox against a background of mist-covered mountains.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Buffalo, the Chinese New Year Editions

This pair of Petite Heure Minute watches provide an ample canvas for micro-painting, both in a 35 mm ladies’ version with a gem-set bezel and lugs, and a 41 mm version without gems.

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As for the case-back, the first one’s oscillating weight is personalized with a red gold appliqué. The second one has an 18-karat open-worked rotor that is hand-engraved.

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The other two feature relief engraving, an artisanal technique cherished by Jaquet Droz. This method is used to create an ox that literally seems to be coming out of the dial as it calmly saunters on to the pitch-black onyx face towards a gold plum tree with red ruby blossoms. The plum tree symbolizes the harmony between humans and nature, the earth and the sky. Rubies stand for bravery and victory, values close to the ox’s heart.

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The stunning raised tableau is made possible by hand-engraved gold appliqué on these two 41 mm Petite Heure Minutes hour rings. One is crafted in red gold and the other in white gold with a gem-set bezel and lugs. Like on the dials, the Ateliers d’Art also engraved the oscillating weights with the head of an ox on an onyx background.

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Each of these four handcrafted compositions is exclusively being released in a series of eight.

Technical details

Collection: Les Ateliers D’art
Model: Petite Heure Minute Buffalo

Reference: J005003228

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Buffalo, the Chinese New Year Editions

Numerus Clausus
Numerus Clausus of 8

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 with 22-karat red gold hand-painted buffalo applique.
28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes

Case
18-karat red gold, set with 232 diamonds (1.23 carats)
Diameter Ø 35 mm
Height 10.75 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

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

Bracelet
Rolled-edge hand-made brown alligator leather strap
18-karat red gold ardillon buckle

Total diamonds
IF to VVSI, Full Cut, D to G
Total carat weight: 232 diamonds, 1.23 carats

Reference: J005023295

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Buffalo, the Chinese New Year Editions

Numerus Clausus
Numerus Clausus of 8

Movement
Jaquet Droz 2653.Si, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight with onyx and 22-karat red gold hand-painted buffalo applique.
28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter 41 mm
Height 13.77 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
18-karat red gold and black onyx dial
Hand-engraved and hand-painted 18-karat red gold buffalo and tree relief appliques; tree set with 27 rubies (0.03 carat)
18-karat red gold hands

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

Total diamonds/coloured gems
IF to VVSI, Full Cut, D to G
Number of coloured stones: 27 jewels
Total carat weight: 0.03 carats

Reference: J005024286

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Buffalo, the Chinese New Year Editions

Numerus Clausus
Numerus Clausus of 8

Movement
Jaquet Droz 2653.Si, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, 18-karat white gold oscillating weight with onyx and 22-karat gold hand-painted buffalo applique.
28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes

Case
18-karat white gold case set with 272 diamonds (1.03 carats)
Diameter 41 mm
Height 13.77 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
18-karat white gold and black onyx dial
Hand-engraved and hand-painted 18-karat white gold buffalo and tree relief appliques; tree set with 27 rubies (0.03 carat)
18-karat white gold

Strap
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator
18-karat white gold ardillon buckle set with 24 diamonds (0.14 carat)

Total diamonds
IF to VVSI, Full Cut, D to G
Number of coloured stones: 27 jewels
Total carat weight: 0.03 carats
Total number of diamonds: 296 diamonds
Total diamond carat weight: 1.17 carats

Reference: J005123206

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Buffalo, the Chinese New Year Editions

Numerus Clausus
Numerus Clausus of 8

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

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter Ø 41 mm
Height 12.10 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

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

Bracelet
Rolled-edge hand-made brown alligator leather strap
18-karat red gold ardillon buckle