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JAQUET DROZ – All the magic of a Zen garden

If you were to close your eyes, you might almost hear a gentle breeze ruffling the surface, almost catch the scent of fresh water dotted with lotus flowers. But it is with wide open eyes that one truly grasps the enchanting poetry of the Magic Lotus Automaton watch. Symbolizing the four seasons embodied by so many flowers, this naturalist fresco invites observers to immerse themselves in the countless details of a landscape in motion. Around the onyx time display extended by a hand-engraved and hand-painted crescent moon disk adorned with mother-of-pearl lotus and precious stones, gold reed branches and enameled foliage, a Koi carp undulates in the waters of a river. Meanwhile, a lotus flower vanishes beneath the time display and foliage, alternating with a new precious stone : a blue or yellow sapphire or a ruby. This represents a remarkable conjuring trick for this animation, which lasts an exceptional four minutes and is based on an extremely complex mechanism visible through the back of the case available in two 28-piece red or white gold limited editions.

Magic Lotus Automaton

CASE : red or white gold DIAMETER : 43mm MOVEMENT: mechanical self-winding, Jaquet Droz 2653 AT2 caliber, 68h power reserve FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, dragonfly-shaped indicator of the automaton’s power-reserve DIAL : onyx, engraved and hand-painted white mother-of-pearl, lotus flowers set with seven diamonds, a ruby, a blue sapphire and a yellow sapphire CASEBACK : sapphire crystal WATER RESISTANCE : 30m STRAP : alligator leather LIMITED EDITION : 28 in red gold and  28 in white gold

Journaliste spécialisée en horlogerie, la plume de Marie présente les nouveautés tout en s'occupant de la rubrique Architecture.

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