For over three centuries, this man and his brand have brought artistic brilliance to their creations. The very essence of the brand spirit is captured in these ornamental masterpieces. Captivated by the blue songbirds of his native Swiss Jura, Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Seasons timepieces celebrate the enchantment of birds, and pay tribute to the simple beauty of the creatures.
From the beginning of the brand, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the grace and delicate nature of the birds has fascinated Droz. Using advanced techniques to detail the plumage, truly capture the density of the colors and contain the depth of their gaze, the brand has designed and crafted a watch that is exclusive and exquisite. Meticulously placed on each side of the deal, two blue songbirds spread their wings, elevating this timepiece to a new level of perfection.
The Jaquet Droz timepieces showcase the remarkable craftsmanship and tremendous level of detail. The dial features hand-engraved mother-of-pearl, the birds so delicately sculpted and engraved in gold, then applied to the dial and painted. The intricate details that show the curve of the wings, the swell of the throat, the subtle association of the yellow and blue feathers, nothing has been omitted from this three-dimensional work of art.
The passion and emotion captured in the timepiece is remarkable, and pays homage to the beauty of nature and characteristics of these gorgeous birds. The mechanical excellence of this watch is also to be respected. Innovation and aesthetic refinement are expressed by the French brand in these creations and certainly the perfect addition for any collection of luxurious watches.
The Jaquet Droz Petite timepieces are crafted in two versions, a red gold enhanced by warm colors for fall and a winter version that is diamond-set white gold featuring cold tones for a very icy feel. Each version is limited to 88 pieces and certainly there will be spring and summer versions created in the future.
The self-winding mechanical movement features a power reserve of 68 hours, and the case if water resistant up to 30 meters. Amazingly the timepiece can provide such magnificent beauty and only measure 41mm x 13.7 mm. The double sapphire crystals add immense character to the watch, while the 18k rose gold is attractive, the white gold version sports 272 diamonds that are breathtaking. To complete the versions, the strap can be a choice of exquisite rolled-edge brown alligator, that closed with a 18k rose gold buckle, or a sultry gray satin with a white gold buckle, adorned with 24 diamonds.