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Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights

Jaquet Droz 2016

ref. J005003221
Women's

The Petite Heure Minute with its off-centre dial at 12 o'clock is a minimalist timepiece with respect to its functions but open to every possibility in terms of watchmaking's companion crafts, the métiers d'art. Described by Jaquet Droz as a "master painting", it is a canvas for the extraordinary skill of the Manufacture's artists in enamelling, miniature painting, stone-setting, sculpting and engraving. For this 2016 edition, they have brought to life a sea of flowers in shimmering colours. To do so, they have looked to the Najeon Chilgi technique, a form of lacquerwork inlaid with mother-of-pearl that flourished between the tenth and fourteenth centuries in Korea, particularly on sumptuous jewellery boxes. The mother-of-pearl is lacquered then polished, following which the artisan-engraver sculpts the individual elements into infinitely delicate volumes which are hand-painted to produce an astonishing mirror effect.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Movement

  • Movement name
    Jaquet Droz 2653.P
  • Energy supply
    Self-winding
  • N° of jewels
    28
  • Power reserve
    68 hours
  • Vibrations
    28000
  • Form
    Round
  • Diameter
    mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    18k red gold
  • Height/thickness
    10.80 mm
  • Diameter
    35.00 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    30 m

Dial

  • Material
    18k red gold with black lacquer and white mother-of-pearl / onyx
  • Colour
    Black

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator
  • Colour
    Black
  • Fastening
    Pin buckle

Artistic crafts

  • Type of stones
    Diamonds
  • N° of stones
    100 Units
  • Carat weight
    1.22

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    28