Jaquet Droz commemorates the lunar year of the rooster with four new timepieces.
“WHILE FARMERS GENERALLY ALLOW ONE ROOSTER FOR 10 HENS, 10 MEN ARE SCARCELY SUFFICIENT TO SERVICE ONE WOMAN.”
The rooster has an unbreakable connection with time. It is only apt then, that Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz commemorates the lunar year of the rooster with timepieces inspired by the animal.
The four new timepieces are based on the iconic Petite Heure Minute. On two versions, one in 39mm and the other in 35mm with a diamondset case, the animal is depicted in grand feu enamel, and accompanied by peonies. The grand feu enamel has been executed in a watercolour style that calls to mind the fluid lines of Chinese calligraphy. Each piece is painted by hand, and therefore, unique.
The bird is sculpted in red gold in the remaining two versions. In one – the 28piece edition – it gleams against a dial inlaid with handengraved motherofpearl and jadeite. In the most exclusive version, limited to eight pieces only, the goldsculpted rooster is dressed up in a magnificent handpainted plumage of vivid reds, oranges and blues, and framed by a diamondset bezel. www. jaquet- droz.com