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  • Manufacturer: Jaquet Droz
    Year: Circa 2016
    Movement No: 000’317
    Case No: 4/8
    Model Name: Petite Heure Minute Paillonné
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2653.P, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Jaquet Droz pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Jaquet Droz warranties, instruction manual, leather holder, hangtag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The craft of paillonné enamelling is as rare today as it was 300 years ago, the ancient decorative technique is used to showcase floral motifs cherished by visionary naturalist Jaquet Droz. 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 enamelling to obtain both the required colors and the translucent depth of the enamel to reveal the sunray decoration.

    The Petite Heure Minute with gold ornaments was available in violet, grey and blue, each produced in an extremely limited series of eight. Cased in a 39mm diameter warm pink gold case, the timepiece is powered by the calibre 2653.P with 68 hours of power reserve. Practically a lost art, the present example preserved in excellent condition is fresh-to-the-market and numbered 4 of a limited edition of 8. Offered by its original owner, the Petite Heure Minute Paillonné series that boast regal intricacy and sublime craftsmanship is truly a collectible piece.

Property from the Original Owner

Σ1073

A rare and attractive limited edition pink gold wristwatch with blue Grand Feu paillonné enameled dial, warranty and presentation box, numbered 4 of a limited edition of 8 pieces

Circa 2016
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$65,000 - 95,000 
€7,200-10,500
$8,300-12,200

Sold for HK$113,400

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021