Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dog & Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog


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According to the Chinese zodiac, 2018 will be the Year of the Dog (Feb. 16, 2018–Feb. 4, 2019). To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, as well as its historic ties with the Middle Kingdom, Jaquet Droz has launched two dedicated timepieces: Petite Heure Minute Dog & Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog. A symbol of honesty and loyalty, the dog is the 11th sign in the Chinese zodiac. The latest Jaquet Droz watches each portray a Pekingese dog in decorative detail inspired by ancient Chinese arts. These new exquisite models benefit from all of the brand’s creativity and expertise and represent miniature treasuries of good fortune dedicated to 2018.

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The latest Jaquet Droz watches celebrate the arts of miniature painting and engraving

 

The Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dog comes in two versions: one with a 35mm red gold case decorated with 232 diamonds (ref. J005003223), and the other featuring a 39mm red gold case (ref. J005013219). The watches are water resistant to 30 meters and have sapphire case backs engraved with individual limited edition number. The diamond-set model is a celebration of feminine beauty while the 39mm version is more of a unisex model. Each timepiece has an ivory Grand Feu enamel dial with beautiful miniature painting. The dial on the smaller watch depicts a Pekingese dog playing with a butterfly on a background of peonies, while the one on the larger model features the canine in a nature-inspired landscape of rocks and plants.

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The diamond-set model is a celebration of feminine beauty while the 39mm version is more of a unisex model

 

Both Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dog models are powered by the caliber 2653.P. Featuring 28 jewels, this self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 68 hours. Visible through the transparent case back, it features a 2-karat red gold oscillating weight hand-patinated with dog motif. Presented on a stylish brown alligator leather strap, the watches are limited to 28 pieces each.

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Each of the four new models has an oscillating weight adorned with hand-patinated dog motif

 

The Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog also comes in two 28-piece limited editions: one in red gold (ref. J005023286), and one featuring a white gold case set with 272 diamonds (ref. J005024283). Both versions are 41mm wide and feature 30-meter water resistant cases. On the back of each model is a sapphire case back engraved with limited edition number. For the dials’ backgrounds, Jaquet Droz opted for Mexico’s “Sonora Sunrise” variety of cuprite, a copper oxide-rich mineral. Its color represents a nod to the Chinese culture, as red symbolizes good fortune and joy. The dial on the red gold model features yellow gold engraving and onyx subdial, while the white gold version features a dial with white gold engraving and white mother-of-pearl subdial.

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Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog models feature cuprite dial backgrounds. In Chinese culture, red symbolizes good fortune and joy.

 

Inside each Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog model is the caliber 2653.Si – a 4Hz self-winding movement with silicon balance spring and pallet horns. Equipped with a double barrel, this movement enables a power reserve of approximately 68 hours. The red gold model is available with a black alligator leather strap while the white gold version is presented on a blue alligator leather strap.

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All watches come on a stylish alligator leather strap

 

 

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