NA­TURE STUDY

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JA­QUET DROZ PE­TITE HEURE MINUTE RE­LIEF CARPS Themed on the koi carp – an Asian sym­bol of love and long life – this time­piece blends en­grav­ing and enam­elling tech­niques to bring na­ture to the wrist. The koi glide in a blue enamel pond among lo­tus blooms and rushes, while an off-cen­tred mother-of-pearl dial shows hours and min­utes. Two lily pads float on the sur­face, crowned by a bloom­ing lo­tus ap­plied in re­lief. Hand-en­graved gold reed stems rise from the wa­ters. Com­plet­ing the tableau, the bezel and horns are high­lighted with bril­liant-cut di­a­monds. In­side the 41mm white-gold case, mean­while, beats a fine self-wind­ing move­ment.

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