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Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Year of the Dog

Marina Milojević | 01.11.18 | 04:49 AM

The house of Jaquet Droz celebrates Chinese New Year with a set of nature-inspired timepieces dedicated to the Year of the Dog. The exclusive new pieces, depicting traditional Chinese folklore, include two distinct variants of the Petite Heure Minute Dog and the Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog. Both new models paying a tribute to the eleventh sign of the Chinese Zodiac, are new additions to the Ateliers d’Art collection.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dog

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dog
J005003223 – red gold case set with 232 diamonds, total of 1.23 carats. 35 mm diameter.
Self-winding movement Jaquet Droz 2653.P, 68 hours of power reserve.
Limited to 28 pieces.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dog


Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dog

J005013219 – polished red gold case. 35 mm diameter.
Self-winding movement Jaquet Droz 2653.P, 68 hours of power reserve.
Limited to 28 pieces.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dog

In Chinese tradition, dog is a symbol of passion, friendliness, and honesty. Inspired by this character of the Sheng Xiao twelve-year cycle, the craftsmen of the hose of Jaquet Droz have created two miniature paintings featuring a Pekingese dog. These nature-inspired scenes are presented in a red gold case set with diamonds, 35 mm in diameter, and a red gold case without diamonds, 39 mm in diameter.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief DogJaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog
J005023286 – red gold dial with cuprite, onyx subdial,
hand-painted and engraved yellow gold relief decoration appliques.
Red gold case and applied ring. 41mm diameter.
Self-winding movement Jaquet Droz 2653.Si, 68 hours of power reserve.
Limited to 28 pieces.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog

 

The first one, Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog, is a feminine model depicting the Pekingese dog playing with a butterfly on a background of peonies. The theme is a nod to the story of Chinese Zodiac that explains reasons for zodiac rankings. According to this tale, when Jade Emperor selected 12 animals to be his guards, he sent them to the race to the Heavenly Gate. The dog was so busy having fun with the butterflies that he only made it to the eleventh place.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog
J005024283 – red gold dial with cuprite, white mother of pearl subdial,
hand-painted and engraved white gold relief decoration appliques.
White gold case and applied ring. 41mm diameter.
Self-winding movement Jaquet Droz 2653.Si, 68 hours of power reserve.
Limited to 28 pieces.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog

The Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog features a more stylized aesthetics that plays on contrasts between color nuances and materials. The dial is made from Sonora Sunrise variety of cuprite, a copper-infused oxide-rich mineral sourced from Mexico. This warm red stone symbolizes good fortune, while decorative gold details pay tribute to the art of bas-relief openwork.

The exquisite dial, adorned with yellow gold engraving, is housed in a red gold case. The white gold variant is adorned with a white mother-of-pearl center and enhanced with the same engraved reliefs. Even the oscillating weight celebrates the Dog on a gold cuprite background.

For more information about Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Year of the Dog models, please visit jaquet-droz.com.

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