The lion, the flamingo, and the koi carp were chosen to grace Jaquet Droz’s three timepieces that bring together the very best of its artisans’ mastery. These all-new versions of the Petite Heure Minute combine miniature painting and black Grand Feu enamel to awaken the desire to travel to new horizons. As Pierre Jaquet-Droz was a keen traveler, these three watches resonate with his avant-garde spirit and curiosity, embodying modernity and creativity.
To illuminate the eternal splendor of these miniature paintings, the Grand Feu enamel has been worked to create a deep, uniform black version. The only background capable of enhancing the painter’s precise and infinitely thin brushstrokes, the dense and magnetic enamel gives each ornamental motif its impression of depth. The lion, that graces the 43 mm red gold case, is encircled with a mane in rich shades of brown, black and russet. The Caribbean flamingo takes center stage on the 39 mm red gold case which is set with 248 brilliant-cut diamonds. The koi carp swim inside a 39 mm diameter case amid reeds and lotus flowers.
Extraordinarily vivid and captured with almost photographic precision, the animals appear as if they could move at any moment. These lifelike portraits are available as just 28 pieces for each version and come with a certificate of authenticity from the Ateliers d’Art, signed by the artisan whose time was devoted to its creation. Fitted with a self-winding mechanical movement and featuring a 68-hour power reserve, these three Petite Heure Minute watches serve as a reminder that the natural world is never as beautiful as when seen through the prism of exclusivity.