Jaquet Droz

Mar 20th, 2015

AN ELEGANT MASTERPIECE: Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Goat

Dedicated to the year of the goat, Jaquet Droz presents two new limited edition Ateliers d’Art models.

Powerful and Innovative watch making manufacturer, Jaquet Droz, presents a dedicatory timepiece inspired by the dominant sign of the Chinese zodiac same as every year.

The brand is welcomed two new limited edition ateliers d’art models tribute to 2015, Year Of Goat this year too. Petite Heure Relief Goat by Jaquet Droz, is a magnificent masterpiece which is presented a real aesthetic challenge by the artisans. In honour of Goat, which is the symbol of creativity, a world of pastoral riches and imagination, the model measures 41mm in diameter and 13.77 mm in thickness. Limited to just 28 pieces each, these two models are designed in either red or white gold. The white gold model’s mother-of- pearl dial works well in the fresh pallet of Jaquet Droz blue and the other model’s black onyx dial is hand painted in the warm tones of red gold paired with a delicious wine burgundy.

Each of the new Jaquet droz Patite Heure Minute Goat model highlights three goats at the 6 o’clock. The miniature figurines have been three dimensions, using the relief technique on 18-karat gold. The backdrop of stylized dial evokes a motif of plum blossom in pure, simple lines, which are Bamboo, Chrysanthemum, Plum Blossom and Orchid. They featured in Chinese iconography over 1600 years ago.  To create the stylized plum blossom, the Ateliers d”Art used champleve enameling, which is a challenging technique that guarantees a result of outstanding delicacy. At the back of the watch, a goat’s head in the center is hand graved astonishingly.

The white gold model comes on a rolled-edge hand-made gray alligator leather strap while the red gold version features a black alligator leather strap. Both models are water resistant to 30 meters.


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