The lunar year of the goat starts on Feb 19, 2015. Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Jaquet Droz remembers china Year of the Goat by unveiling two new models from the Ateliers d’Art collection. It’s offered in both 18-karat whitened and 18-karat red gold, these novelties recognition the Goat that is an indication of imagination, creativeness and an enormous amount of pastoral riches.
This effective symbol is produced around the dial of the Petite Heure Minute model, because it springs in the summit of the mountain, exuding a feeling of calm and tranquility with the sapphire crystal glass. Each of the dials of the new Petite Heure Minute Goat watches features three goat’s which represent anticipation of success for that year approaching.
Three miniature collectible figurines happen to be made in 3d, while using relief technique. They’re set from the backdrop of the stylized dial that is made either of whitened mother-of-pearl or black onyx. Every element of the body and each minute detail are tossed into relief in 3d through the skilled touch of the artists of the Jaquet Droz Ateliers d’Art.
The beautiful dial brings up a motif of plum blossom that is one of the four noble flowers along with bamboo, chrysanthemum and orchid which are featured in Chinese traditional iconography. The motif is created by utilizing champlevé enameling that is a particularly demanding technique that, alternatively hand, guarantees a direct result exceptional delicacy.
A plum blossom represents spring and youth refund, a period for the new origins. The finished dial is really a reminiscent of the exquisitely fragile works of art of “Jianzhi,” china art of paper cutting the first kind of paper cutting design that dates in the middle of the first millennium.
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Goat is outfitted using the Jaquet Droz caliber 2653 self-winding mechanical movement with gold oscillating weight decorated with either whitened mother-of-pearl or black onyx card inserts and gold goat applique, hand-engraved and hand-patinated. The 28 jewels movement oscillates in the rapid frequency of 28,800 oscillations each hour (4 Hz) and, because of its double barrel system, provides believe it or not than 68 hours of power reserve when fully billed.
The Jaquet Droz caliber is seen using a see-through sapphire crystal case back that’s also engraved using its individual limited serial number. Each of the two models is created inside a limited number of only 28 pieces. The case of the new Petite Heure Minute Goat watch measures 41mm across and 13.77mm thick. The water resistance is assured lower to 30 meters (100 ft).
The 18-karat white gold model using the referent number J005024277 is encrusted with 272 diamonds, while its buckle discloses another 24 diamonds (amassing of 1.20 carats). The watch has a folded-edge hand-made gray alligator leather strap having a white gold ardillon buckle. The 18-karat red gold version using the referent number J005023278 is available in a scrumptious wine burgundy color which is mounted on a black alligator leather strap.