On a mission to sustain uncommon imaginative specialties, Métiers d’art and different kinds of plating are recognizable topics at Jaquet Droz. It has become a custom for the brand to uncover dazzling paillonné finish restricted versions consistently. This year, these are delivered in blue and red, perhaps the most sensitive tones to work with. Paillonné plating is an eighteenth century strategy that was utilized by Pierre Jaquet-Droz himself. The new models unite noteworthy ‘paillons’ (little themes or paillettes produced using gold leaf) and present day components.
Jaquet Droz’ paillonné strategy is a work concentrated cycle. Finish is applied on a guilloche dial and terminated in a furnace at about 800°. This plating activity is rehashed a few times to get the ideal tone and ideal sparkle. It is somewhat clear, which gives a rich profundity to the dial. The subsequent stage is to apply (by hand obviously) the paillons, and the paillons together structure a botanical theme. They are terminated along with a layer of straightforward veneer (which is called “fondant”, for those anxious to assemble their French watchmaking jargon) to hold them in place.
The handwork requires master craftsmanship and is truly noteworthy. The outcome after numerous long periods of work is of excellent magnificence. The paillonné veneer encompasses the average Jaquet Droz time sign, which includes a huge seconds hand in its own sub dial, and a more modest hours/minutes sub dial. These sub dials are isolated from the paillonné finish with a brilliant edge, while the actual dials are done in a grayish polish and form shape of a 8, with rich faceted warmth blued hands to add an exemplary touch.
Grande Seconde Tourbillon in 43mm Grande Seconde Tourbillon in 43 mm Petite Heure Minute 35mm
The 2017 assortment comprises 3 Petite Heure Minute restricted versions: 35 mm red paillonné lacquer, 39 mm blue paillonné polish and 43mm blue paillonné veneer. The Grande Seconde is accessible in a 43mm blue dialed version. A red paillonnée finish dial is graced by the enthralling expressive dance of a tourbillon. Ultimately, a pocket watch fills in as a nostalgic gesture to a past elegance.
These impeccable manifestations house a profoundly complex development, which comes as nothing unexpected. All developments (with the exception of the pocket watch) include a silicon hairspring and silicon bed horns. The rear of the Tourbillon watch is especially breathtaking, and the development is flawlessly gotten done with an additional bit of veneer. Notwithstanding the conventional Côtes de Genève transmitting from the tourbillon, the wavering weight is enhanced with red polish with two applied gold stars, the mark of Jaquet Droz.
These restricted release wristwatches are worn on croc ties, while the pocket watch comes with a chain. For more data on Jaquet-Droz you can visit their site at www.jaquet-droz.com
- Grande Seconde Paillonée – 43 mm pink gold case blue dial – JD2663 self-winding type – restricted release of 8 pieces – Retail cost : 43.200 CHF
- Petite Heure Minute Paillonée – 35 mm pink gold case red dial – JD2653 self-winding type – restricted version of 8 pieces – Retail cost : 38.900 CHF
- Petite Heure Minute Paillonée – 39 mm pink gold case blue dial – JD2653 self-winding type – restricted release of 8 pieces – Retail cost : 41.050 CHF
- Petite Heure Minute Paillonée – 43 mm pink gold case blue dial – JD2653 self-winding type – restricted version of 8 pieces – Retail cost : 43.200 CHF
- Grande Seconde Tourbillon Paillonée – 43 mm pink gold case blue dial – 25JD self-winding type – restricted version of 8 pieces – Retail cost : 122.600 CHF
- Pocket watch Paillonée – 50 mm pink gold case blue dial – JD2615 manual type – restricted version of 8 pieces – Retail cost : 48.600 CHF