Jaquet Droz : Perched on a peach tree

“Petite Heure Minute Relief Singe”

Case : 18K red gold, sapphire caseback, water-resistant to 30m Size : 41mm Movement : mechanical self-winding (Jaquet Droz Caliber 2653Si, 68h power reserve), balance-spring and pallet-fork horns in silicon, twin barrels Functions : offset hours and minutes Dial : 18K red gold with black lacquer and white mother-of-pearl, engraved and patinated by hand Strap : rolled-edge black alligator leather with 18K red gold pin buckle 28-piece limited edition

According to the traditional Chinese horoscope, we are now in the year of the fire monkey. Specializing in the pictorial art on dials, the Jaquet Droz Ateliers d’Art have drawn inspiration from a character in classical Chinese literature, Sun Wukong, also nicknamed the “King of Monkeys” in creating the “Petite Heure Minute Relief Singe”. Perched on the branch of a peach tree, a red gold primate appears amid dainty mother-of-pearl foliage against a black lacquered backdrop. The hours and minutes dial in onyx, a favorite Jaquet Droz mineral, is offset at 12 o’clock so as to leave plenty of space for this captivating three-dimensional tableau. Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, the oscillating weight also celebrating the legend of the King of Monkeys is made of engraved and patinated gold along with black onyx. Powered by a mechanical self-winding movement, this model comes in versions with a diamond-set white gold or 18K red gold case.

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