The horse has been a key part of Man's history since the beginning of time. In 2014, China will mark the arrival of a new year with this sign, the seventh in the Chinese zodiac, which is celebrated by Jaquet Droz every year. It is a way of remembering the connection between the Brand's founder – the first watchmaker to walk through the gates of the Forbidden City – and the Middle Kingdom.

 

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Les 3 modèles "Cheval". © Jaquet Droz


Three exclusive models have been created using the know-how of Jaquet Droz's master craftsmen, specialized in highly complex techniques: engraving, painting and Grand Feu enamel. We are introducing today the first model, a Petite Heure Minute 39mm, with 18-carat red gold case. Two Arab thoroughbreds have been painted on the ivory enameled Grand Feu dial.The watch houses  the Jaquet Droz 2653 self-winding mechanical movement,  whose 22-carat white gold oscillating weight bears a hand-engraved horse's head motif.

The rolled-edge hand-made brown alligator leather strap is equipped with 18-carat red gold ardillon buckle.

 

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Petite Heure Minute 39mm, ref. J005013204 © Jaquet Droz

 

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The gold oscillating weight is hand-engraved with a horse motif. © Jaquet Droz