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  • Manufacturer: Jaquet Droz
    Reference No: J005031240
    Movement No: 2653.P
    Model Name: Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée
    Material: 18-carat yellow gold case. "Unique Piece Only Watch 2015" hand-engraved on the case-back
    Calibre: Jaquet Droz 2653.P, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance, double barrel, flat bridges, 18-carat yellow gold oscillating weight. 28 jewels. 28,800 v.p.h., 68-hour power reserve.
    Bracelet/Strap: Rolled-edge hand-made bordeaux Prestige alligator leather strap. 18-carat yellow gold ardillon buckle.
    Dimensions: 43 mm. Diameter / 12.06 mm. Thickness

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since 1738, Jaquet Droz has perpetuated the spirit of innovation and aesthetic refinement of its founder, Pierre Jaquet-Droz. With his son Henri-Louis, this brilliant inventor was the first to establish his manufacture in Geneva, before touring the courts of Europe and China with his stunning creations: fabulous humanoid automata and precious musical watches.
    Today, the brand reaffirms its involvement to Only Watch offering a unique piece, the Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée. In the Ateliers d'Art in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Jaquet Droz preserves this ornamental technique used close to three centuries ago. Paillonné enameling consists of creating a raised motif using tiny pieces of gold leaf, applied one by one with great dexterity. This is then coupled with the particularly delicate work of enameling to obtain both the required colors and the translucent depth of the enamel to reveal the sunray decoration. Particularly difficult to obtain, the deep red Grand Feu enamel becomes the symbol of a quest for perfection and a wink to the flag of Monaco. For the first time on this model, the movement is equipped with a silicon spiral, a material that guarantees perfect stability over time. At Jaquet Droz, we remain true to our time-honored goal, namely, to push back the limits of the art of wonder.


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. J005031240
A fine and unique, self-winding wristwatch with a bordeaux Grand Feu enamel dial decorated with paillons in a 43mm case in 18k yellow gold.

43 mm. Diameter / 12.06 mm. Thickness

CHF37,000 - 47,000 

Sold for CHF35,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm