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Jaquet Droz - Lady 8 Flower

Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Flower

Marrying the emblematic esthetics and mechanics of the Jaquet Droz brand, the Lady 8 Flower has been reborn to pay homage to fine jewelry.

In 2015, Jaquet Droz conceived its first creation for ladies in the Automata collection — the Lady 8 Flower, encasing an enamel butterfly and a whirling lotus flower.

Today’s new Lady 8 Flower is embellished with even more jewels. Assembled by hand in the Jaquet Droz workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, this exclusive timepiece epitomizes the artistry for which the brand is known. It is offered in two limited edition of eight pieces in 18-karat white gold and 18-karat red gold, with the gold dial set with 353 diamonds, the gold case and applied ring set with 114 blue sapphires and 88 diamonds, and the buckle of the alligator strap set with 47 diamonds.

Lady 8 Flower

Lady 8 Flower, red gold © Jaquet Droz

Under the sapphire crystal dome, the precious, sculpted lotus flower blooms and closes with the gentle press of a pusher on the watch’s side, while, at its center, a diamond briolette arises to join the dancing petals on their mother-of-pearl stage. Gentleness and poetry emanate from the curves of the Lady 8 Flower—whose two joined dials form a figure eight, the symbol of infinity and splendor in Asian cultures—and from the oscillating weight, crafted in an elegant fan shape.

Lady 8 Flower

The diamond briolette at the center of the lotus flower © Jaquet Droz

The Lady 8 Flower also embodies technical sophistication, the counterpart to the simplicity of the naturalist elements. With a 38-hour power reserve and miniaturized mechanisms, it is the worthy heir to Jaquet Droz’s automata. The two independent mechanical movements dance harmoniously: the hour and minute hands mark the tempo - its inner workings being visible through the sapphire crystal on the back - while, on another stage, the floral automaton springs to life with its curved and polished silhouette whenever the spirit moves the wearer.

 

Lady 8 Flower

Jaquet Droz 615 self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, platinum oscillating weight. © Jaquet Droz

The brand

An elegant, outward-looking philosophy that dates back to the Age of Enlightenment is still at the heart of Jaquet Droz's identity. The fine and rare handcrafts practiced at the company’s workshops produce exquisite miniature works of art and automata that combine the best of design with unprecedented levels of horological know-how.

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