A partner of many years, Jaquet Droz reaffirms in 2015 its support for this biennial initiative organized by the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy by donating an exceptional piece featuring paillonné enameling.
Handed down from the goldsmiths of the Renaissance, paillonné enameling consists of creating a raised motif using tiny pieces of gold leaf, applied one by one. This is then coupled with the particularly delicate work of enameling to obtain both the required colors and the translucent depth of the enamel to reveal the sunray decoration. Jaquet Droz preserves this ornamental technique in its Ateliers d'Art in La Chaux-de-Fonds. But, respect for tradition can also go hand in hand with a taste for change. As such, for the first time, Jaquet Droz combines paillonné enameling with a 43 mm diameter 18-carat yellow gold case and a deep red Grand Feu enamel on the dial of the Petite Heure Minute. Particularly difficult to obtain, the color becomes the symbol of a quest for perfection for the brand, known by its twin stars, and is a wink to the flag of Monaco.
The movement of the Only Watch Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée is equipped with a silicon spiral, a première in a Petite Heure Minute. The beautiful manufacture of the movement can be admired through the crystal sapphire on the back of the watch, bearing the engraving "unique piece Only Watch 2015."
This unique piece boasts a wealth of the brand's distinctive finishes, whether it be the curve of the horns, the rolled-edge hand-made prestige alligator leather strap or the forged ardillon buckle, itself also in 18-carat yellow gold.
Presented at the Monaco Yacht Show from September 23rd to 26th, the Only Watch Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée will then travel to Asia, America and Europe, before being presented at auction in Geneva on Saturday, November 7th.