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Jaquet Droz - Fantasy Art

Jaquet Droz Fantasy Art

Focus on the Dragon Automaton

Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Aragorn, Gollum: these names alone are enough to immerse us in the fantastic universe of The Lord of the Rings. But without John Howe, less known to the general public, the cinematographic adaptation of Tolkien’s trilogy would undoubtedly have been very different. This prodigy of the fantasy world, who participated in the artistic design of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: the Rings of Power, has been living in Neuchâtel for over 30 years. This was a unique opportunity for Jaquet Droz, which worked hand in hand with the creator to bring this dreamy automaton to life. The dragon’s backbone undulates, as does its tail; its eye and jaw open and close; its tongue moves; its crest rises and falls while its claws grasp a rotating stone. A sight rendered made all the more fascinating by the fact that this incredibly complex timepiece is entirely customizable, from the 43mm case to the dial and the engravings of the dragon’s scales. Simply unique!

Fantasy Art

Dragon Automaton © Jaquet Droz

 

Dragon Automaton

Case: 18K red gold, sapphire caseback, water-resistant to 30m
Size: 43mm, 16.96mm thick
Movement: mechanical self-winding, Manufacture Jaquet Droz Caliber 6150, 21,600 vph. 38h power reserve
Functions: hours, minutes
Dial: onyx or mother-of-pearl
Strap: leather
Limited Series: one-off and customizable
Price: on request

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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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