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Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute: Pink Flamingo, Carps, Lion

Marina Milojević | 07.26.17 | 01:31 PM

The house of Jaquet Droz has reinvented its iconic Petite Heure Minute model, which is now offered in three new exotic versions enhanced by the contrast between black Grand Feu enamel and vibrant miniature painting. Inspired by striking destinations and majestic symbolic creatures from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia, the Jaquet Droz Ateliers d’Art have created three timepieces adorned with miniature paintings of the lion, the flamingo, and the koi carp.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Enamel Painting

The all-new versions of the Petite Heure Minute were hand-made by the brand's artisans, painters, engravers, and enamellers. The Grand Feu enamel has been worked to create a deep, uniform black version, which could provide a dark, nocturnal backdrop for enhancing the miniature paintings. Even the painter’s precise and thin brushstrokes are visible to the naked eye.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Enamel Painting

Each of the unique creations is fitted with a self-winding mechanical movement Jaquet Droz 2653.P featuring a 68-hour power reserve. The movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, has a balance-spring and pallet-fork horns in silicon, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Lion

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Lion (reference J005033314) depicts the king of the beasts, a symbol of strength, nobility and power. The image of the lion is rendered in rich shades of brown, black, and russet. The beautiful dial is encased in the red gold case, which measures a generous 43 mm in diameter.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Pink Flamingo

Jaquet Droz Pink Flamingo (reference J005013217) is a delicately feminine timepiece perfect for smaller wrists. Its 39 mm diameter red gold case is set with 248 brilliant-cut diamonds of 1.88 carats, adding their brilliance to the image of the majestic bird that seemingly prepares to unfurl its long neck.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Carps

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Carps (reference J005013218) depicts a swarm of koi carps swimming inside a 39mm diameter case, amongst reeds and lotus flowers. The fish is a symbol of longevity that has always been cherished in Asia for its grace and serenity. The model also evokes the West’s fascination for the Far East in the 18th century, during the lifetime of Pierre Jaquet-Droz, whose creations were even sold inside of the Forbidden City.

The new Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute models are available in just 28 exemplars for each version. The watches are presented with a certificate of authenticity from the Ateliers d’Art, signed by the artisan whose time was devoted to its creation. Visit Jaquet Droz online for more information about these beautiful watches.

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