For centuries, Jaquet Droz have been the masters of Paillonné enameling , which is the combination of azure and gold. This tradition has been passed down the generations to their current artisans who make dials with the same meticulous care using the Grand Feu enamel process.
Accomplishing this incredible ornamentation is no easy task because it involves various firings that can reach up to 1000 degrees Celsius where only a trained eye can be certain that the color is perfectly consistent and when the motif, picked out in gold Paillons placed with great precision, has set under the translucent enamel fondant.
To celebrate and pay tribute to this unique art, Jaquet Droz have released three NEW models; a 39mm Petite Heure Minute, a 50mm pocket watch and a new 43mm Grande Seconde.
All three new variations are made out of 18KRG. The motif has been re-designed on each variation and plays with yet more circular forms to evoke the floral theme favored by Jaquet Droz. The blued steel hands echo the ultramarine dial, while the light in the rose gold case, on a blue or black alligator leather strap, seems to reflect the gleaming Paillons.
In typical Jaquet Droz fashion these watches are limited and numbered to eight pieces each for the world.