Jaquet Droz launches limited edition Petite Heure Minute Relief Goats

Every year, Jaquet Droz celebrates the arrival of another animal on the Chinese zodiac with a new watch, and this Year of the Goat is no exception, with the limited edition Petite Heure Minute Relief Goats.

by 30 March 2015

Be it a high watchmaking technique or innovative craft, the Swiss watchmaker has been delighting enthusiasts with handcrafted timepieces since 1738. The challenge in creating the limited edition Petite Heure Minute Relief Goats was to find a unique way to interpret the animal which stands for peace, fairness and, above all, a thriving spirit in the Chinese culture. Thus, Jaquet Droz depicted a group of three goats on the dial and a rotor in the shape of a ram's head which can be seen in the case back.

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At the six o'clock position, the three goats have been hand-engraved in 18-carat grey or red gold relief appliqué with extreme vividness. They stand out against a delicate 2-colour plum blossom champlevé enamel on the dial, where the hour and minute display are offset at the 12 o'clock position. The case back reveals Calibre 2653, a self-winding mechanical movement with an 18-carat gold oscillating weight with a hand-engraved ram's head in 22-carat gold relief appliqué and mother-of-pearl or black onyx, set with Jaquet Droz's two iconic stars. Also noteworthy is the 68-hour power reserve thanks to double barrel, in addition to water resistance of three bar.

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The 28-piece limited edition comes with individually engraved serial number. The two available references are with white gold and handmade alligator leather strap, and with red gold and black strap respectively.

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