Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute “Tiger” (Price, Pictures and Specifications)
“Just one look can make a difference”. The common saying, often used for feelings of love, also holds true for art. Jaquet Droz has been inspired by this expression for its two new creations. Through one single piece available in two variations, the brand has united the essence of its watchmaking and artistic expertise.
The simple and eloquent name of the new Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute speaks for itself: “Tiger”. This is often enough by itself to evoke the power and grace of the most respected feline in the world.
Jaquet Droz has succeeded in captivating its spirit by releasing two limited series of 28 pieces, each capturing your attention with their gaze. The Petite Heure Minute model has also been chosen to free up maximum space on the dial to display the full intensity of the Tiger’s glaze in the miniature painting.
The Ateliers d'Art have also been able to express their quintessential expertise by representing (on a black or ivory Grand Feu enamel dial) the intensity of the feline’s gaze. On a black dial (with case in white gold), a white Tiger with ice blue eyes has delicately been painted using fine brushes, some as thin as a strand of hair.
On the ivory dial (with case in red gold), the Tiger displays its famous black and orange fur with green eyes, the most famous characteristics of its species.
The ultimate precision of Jaquet Droz’s Ateliers d'Art enables the fine detail of the gaze in its entirety to appear almost lifelike. The Tiger’s fur is painted with the aid of a microscope. Each hair is individually painted to reproduce the feline’s thick and silky fur.
The great care taken in creating the iris and pupil give the illusion that the Tiger’s gaze follows whoever looks upon it, wherever they are. Through this magic, the fruit of an entirely handcrafted meticulous work of art, Jaquet Droz continues to explore the naturalist theme which has decorated its clocks, pocket watches and wristwatches for almost three centuries.
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute “Tiger”
J005034275 – white gold version
J005033331 – red gold version
· Black or Ivory Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting
· 18-karat white gold or red gold case.
· Self-winding mechanical movement.
· Power reserve of 68 hours.
· Diameter 43 mm.
· Numerus Clausus of 28.
Movement: Jaquet Droz 2653.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-karat white gold oscillating weight.
Indications: Off-centered hours and minutes at 12 o'clock
Jeweling: 28 jewels
Power Reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.
· 18-karat white gold or red gold case
· Diameter 43 mm
· Height 12.06 mm
· Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water Resistance: To 3 bars (30 meters)
Dial: Black or Ivory Grand Feu enamel dial with miniature painting
Hands: 18-karat white gold or red gold
Strap: Rolled-edge hand-made black or brown alligator
Clasp: 18-karat white gold or red gold ardillon buckle
The price for the Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute “Tiger” is CHF 33,200 and will be available from August 2020 at boutiques and authorised retailers. The watch is limited edition to 28 pieces for each version.