Petite Heure Minute Monkey And Petite Heure Minute Relief Monkey
As the Chinese calendar turns to the New Year under the sign of the Fire Monkey, Jaquet Droz introduces four models — two versions of the Petite Heure Minute Monkey and two of the Petite Heure Minute Relief Monkey — to celebrate this symbol of wisdom and long life. For the former, Jaquet Droz looked to the legend of Sun Wukong, or the Monkey King. The Petite Heure Minute Monkey models depict the animal leaping onto a branch to pick a peach. These meticulously painted masterpieces are presented in red gold cases measuring either 35mm or 39mm in diameter, with the smaller version boasting a setting of brilliant-cut diamonds. As for the Petite Heure Minute Relief Monkey, the animal is sculpted in gold, perched on the branch of a peach tree against a background of foliage. One version is enclosed in a red gold case and the other in a white gold case with inset diamonds. Like the two versions of Petite Heure Minute Monkey, both models of the Petite Heure Minute Relief Monkey boast a 68hour power reserve and are available in a limited edition of only 28.