Pre-Baselworld 2017 – Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Seasons (Hands-on, Specs & Price)

Pre-Baselworld 2017 – Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Seasons (Hands-on, Specs & Price)

Prior to Baselworld 2017 (which opens in 2 days), Jaquet-Droz discloses new forms of its Petite Heure Minute Relief Seasons commending this time spring and summer. This really fabulous – and lovely – creation is rejuvenated by refined artisanship and hand completing, likewise known under the name métiers d’art.

Jaquet Droz has been putting rather vigorously in restoring and getting house métiers d’art – creative enhancing methods, for example, plating, smaller than normal canvas or hand-engraving. The most recent variants of the Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Seasons exhibit indeed the ability and aptitude of the brand’s specialists. This horological masterpiece is in reality enchanting and will discover numerous fans among the enthusiasts of métiers d’art.

The birds have consistently been a common theme for Jaquet Droz (since Pierre Jaquet Droz himself), bringing forth some unprecedented manifestations in the course of recent years – for example the astounding Charming Bird or the Bird Repeater .

Following fall and winter, Jaquet Droz is currently introducing two new forms of the Petite Heure Minute Relief Seasons praising spring and summer, communicating the brand’s specialists innovativeness into beautiful, graceful horological works of art.

A show-stopper in small scale, the couple of square centimeters of the dial are utilized as the solicit to shape a poetical scene. The mother-of-pearl dial is fastidiously engraved and hand-painted to make a foundation with unobtrusive reflections. The unbalanced hours and minutes leave space for the experts to communicate the innovativeness. Mother-of-pearl being a delicate and flaky material, there is a danger of harm at each steps.

The profundity of the dial is very striking gratitude to the relief etching of the two birds. These are cut from gold, at that point engraved and painted by hand with such a lot of exactness and accuracy that they nearly look genuine. This is upgraded by the case development that includes no bezel; a container molded sapphire gem sits straightforwardly working on it, permitting the wearer to notice the beguiling scene from various perspectives. The instance of the white gold rendition is subsequently jewel set under the sapphire glass which is a decent touch.

The Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Seasons is fueled by oneself winding JD2653 type, with silicon balance spring and beds. This twin barrel development offers a 68 hours power save. Careful meticulousness is apparent in the brilliant get done with cotes de Genève emanating from the equilibrium wheel. The rotor is a genuine piece of craftsmanship with a mother of pearl decorate featured by the brand’s meaningful two stars and a hand-engraved bird applique in 22-karat pink or white gold.

The Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Seasons are worn on gator or silk lash fit with pin clasp. For more data, visit jaquet-droz.com .


Technical details Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Seasons         

  • Case: 41 mm x 13.77 mm – pink or white gold – sapphire gems – water impervious to 30m
  • Movement: JD2653 – mechanical with automatic winding – 68h power save – 28,800 vibrations/h – 28 gems – unbalanced hours and minutes, topsy turvy hours and minutes.
  • Strap: crocodile calfskin with pin buckle
  • Reference: J005023283 (pink gold)/J005024576 (white gold)
  • Limited edition of 88 pieces in pink gold and 88 pieces in jewel set white gold (296 precious stones, 1.16 carats)
  • Retail price: pink gold CHF 63,750, white gold jewel set CHF 73,450