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Loving Butterfly Automaton

Jaquet Droz 2017

ref. J032533270
Men's

Loving Butterfly Automaton square

After the Bird Repeater, Charming Bird or Lady 8 Flower, Jaquet Droz lets its creativity take flight once more in the highly exclusive field of automata watches. Akin to a miniature theatre, the dial of the Petite Heure Minute becomes the backdrop for a naturalist scene. The cherub seated in a chariot drawn by a butterfly is taken from a sketch by the Draftsman, the automaton that enchanted Europe in the eighteenth century. The scene comes to life at the press of a button in the crown. This Loving Butterfly Automaton is a rare feat of technical and artistic prowess. No fewer than 40 elements in pink gold are hand-engraved then meticulously assembled to form the tiny cherub and the graceful insect, whose wings flutter 300 times over two minutes. Beneath the dark onyx dial, framed by tall gold trees, lies an exclusive automaton mechanism which took three years to develop and has two patents pending.

 

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Complications

  • Display
    Automata

Movement

  • Movement name
    2653 AT1
  • Energy supply
    Self-winding
  • N° of jewels
    57
  • Power reserve
    68 hours
  • Vibrations
    28800
  • Form
    Round
  • Diameter
    mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    Pink gold
  • Height/thickness
    16.63 mm
  • Diameter
    43.00 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    30 m

Dial

  • Material
    Onyx / pink gold
  • Colour
    Black

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator
  • Colour
    Black
  • Fastening
    Folding clasp

Artistic crafts

  • Type of artistic crafts
    Engraving

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    28