Jacquet Droz Presents A Masterpiece Of Enamel Crafts For Empty Windows-small Hour Dial “Petite Heure Minute” Smalta Clara Colibri “) —

The eccentric hour and minute dial of the Petite Heure Minute watch has once again become a stage for creative workshops. On the dial, two hummingbirds with different styles are presented in the enamel technique of empty windows. Each watch is limited to eight pieces.


  In 2018, Jaquet Droz’s art workshop showcases extraordinary creativity with innovative works. The art workshop re-uses the millennium-old enamel technology of empty windows to create a masterpiece of clocks and cathedrals in the style of the cathedral.


  The finished product created by this process is not a single enamel, but consists of enamel blocks of different colors and shapes, and the enamel blocks are separated by gold wires. This technology is the same as the stained glass technology, which requires precise grasp of the flames. Each firing in the furnace can have an irreversible effect on the color, with the risk of cracking the glaze. In the end, the empty window enamel process (Latin name ‘smalta clara’) can create endlessly colorful and dazzling grille decorations. Jaquet Droz applied this demanding technology to watchmaking, and designed a timepiece with no bottom cover, which made the movement soft and gorgeous.


  Small hour and minute dial ‘Petite Heure Minute’ Smalta Clara Colibri ‘) watch with’ Charming Bird ‘watch movement, Jaquet Droz size The smallest movement. The extremely small movement opens up ample space for the dial, allowing the empty window enamel to be sprayed on the widest possible surface.
  The hummingbird that once appeared on the famous Tropical Wind Repeater (Tropical Bird Repeater) became the protagonist of this watch. The hummingbird’s feathers are bright, and it has the characteristics of changing colors and gloss according to flight dynamics, showing beautiful scenery. Jaquet Droz’s art workshop created two colorful hummingbirds to bring timepieces to life. The hummingbird of the first watch was pink and light blue tones, matching the mother-of-pearl dial with a red gold case set with 100 diamonds (0.89 carats). The hummingbirds of the second watch have green and turquoise bird feathers, set against a blue underside. Two blue-steel hands move past the mother-of-pearl dial, paired with a white gold case set with 100 diamonds. Both watches are equipped with a gold or platinum oscillating weight decorated with a hand-engraved hummingbird motif, and a satin strap that matches the main color. Each is limited to eight pieces. The light penetrates the timepiece and softens the diffracted layers of its bloom, highlighting the rare and unique characteristics of Jaquet Droz’s work.
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  What is Time to Move: Last year, the Swatch Group announced its withdrawal from Baselworld 2019. Then from May 14th to 16th this year, six high-end brands under the Swatch Group: Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Jaquet Droz, Glashütte Glashütte Original and OMEGA jointly held a new product launch exhibition in Switzerland to display brand new models of this year. At the same time, nearly 200 media from around the world are invited to participate.