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Jaquet Droz - Tribute to the horse

Jaquet Droz Tribute to the horse

Jaquet Droz launches three new Ateliers d’Art models that pay tribute to the sign of the horse. Focus on the Arab thoroughbreds of the Petite Heure Minute 39mm.

The horse has been a key part of Man's history since the beginning of time. In 2014, China will mark the arrival of a new year with this sign, the seventh in the Chinese zodiac, which is celebrated by Jaquet Droz every year. It is a way of remembering the connection between the Brand's founder – the first watchmaker to walk through the gates of the Forbidden City – and the Middle Kingdom.

 

Jaquet Drot trio horses

Three exclusive models have been created using the know-how of Jaquet Droz's master craftsmen, specialized in highly complex techniques: engraving, painting and Grand Feu enamel. We are introducing today the first model, a Petite Heure Minute 39mm, with 18-carat red gold case. Two Arab thoroughbreds have been painted on the ivory enameled Grand Feu dial.The watch houses  the Jaquet Droz 2653 self-winding mechanical movement,  whose 22-carat white gold oscillating weight bears a hand-engraved horse's head motif.

The rolled-edge hand-made brown alligator leather strap is equipped with 18-carat red gold ardillon buckle.

 

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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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