Jaquet Droz’s newest métiers d’artwork dial is proscribed to only eight items and makes use of historic enameling to point out off its beautiful design and technical prowess. The Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Hummingbird is the newest timepiece in Jaquet Droz’s legendary assortment of hand-crafted limited-edition ornamental dials.
The model at the moment creates timepieces which are a mix of artworks and technical wizardry utilizing treasured minerals, uncommon woods, and age-resistant enamel to differentiate every masterpiece. In-house artisans excel at plique-à-jour (or ‘Smalta Clara’ in Latin) enameling – a method that calls for a uncommon dexterity for a naturalistic, full of life, and distinctive composition – to painting what primarily is a surprising stained glass window for the wrist. This extraordinarily exact approach dates again 1,500 with solely a handful of artisans skilled to do it, that means that every piece shines with individuality and delicacy.
Priced at $56,400 every, the 18-karat pink gold case measures 35 mm and sits on a hand-embroidered inexperienced satin strap with 100 diamonds on the bezel and pallet lugs. The mother-of-pearl dial encompasses a meticulous hummingbird crafted in a refined gradient of seven shades of inexperienced and an off-centered dial at two o’clock.
The watch incorporates the Jaquet Droz computerized caliber 6150, with a 38-hour energy reserve and when flipped round, the chicken is proven in reverse and the micro-rotor, is engraved with one other likeness of the hummingbird and its feathers.
The Swiss watchmaker dates again to its founder Pierre Jaquet-Droz, who started attracting worldwide reward together with his extraordinary grandfather clocks in 1738 and has used related conventional strategies ever since. The Swatch Group bought Jaquet-Droz in 2000 and is the present maker of Jaquet-Droz luxury watches, destined to revive the model based on its roots however in a contemporary approach.