As a long-time partner of Only Watch, Jaquet Droz is back this year with the unique model of the Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée.
Presented last year at Baselworld as part of a collection using the decoration technique of paillonné enamelling and this one made for Only Watch stands out because of the the red colour of the enamel on the dial.
Handed down from the goldsmiths of the Renaissance, paillonné enamelling consists of creating a raised motif using tiny pieces of gold leaf, applied one by one with great dexterity. This is then coupled with the particularly delicate work of enamelling to obtain both the required colours and the translucent depth of the enamel to reveal the sunray decoration.
But there is more to this watch than “just decoration” to make it one-of-a-kind. The movement is equipped with a silicon spiral, a material whose flexibility, resistance to shocks, temperature and pressure variations, and magnetic fields guarantees perfect stability over time. It’s the first time that Jaquet Droz incorporates the material in a Petite Heure Minute.
About Only Watch 2015
Only Watch is a major charity event for aficionados and collectors of fine watches that will take place on November 7th 2015. Under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, Honorary President of the Cercle de l’Horlogerie de Monaco, this exhibition and auction will present creations from some 40 of the most prestigious watch companies, each one of them creating a unique piece for this occasion.
All the proceedings of the auction will benefit the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy, to help fund research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic neuromuscular disease affecting 250,000 children, adolescents and young adults worldwide and provoking a progressive organism-wide degeneration of muscles.
The auction is preceded by a travelling exhibition presenting the collection in Monaco, Hong Kong, Beijing, New York and London.
*Travelling exhibition open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm :
Monaco 23-26 September Monaco Yacht Show
Hong Kong 2-5 October Phillips
Beijing 9-12 October Park View Green – Salone Monaco
New York 17-20 October Phillips
London 24-27 October Phillips
Geneva 5-7 November Phillips