JAQUET DROZ – The Butterfly Journey

It may be a little insect whose wings are adorned with colourful patterns but the butterfly is a symbol in itself. Romantic notions of freedom and fleeting life exude from its grace and fragility as it lives for just a few hours or several weeks. In a metaphor of the body and mind’s resurrection, the butterfly goes on an 8-stage journey on the dial of the Petite Heure Minute, 8 being Jaquet Droz’s magic number. A bed of pale pink peonies or feijoa flowers (pineapple guava) burst from the garden on the 8 ivory Grand Feu enamel dials. A 3D butterfly with a sculpted body and wings enamelled in navy, turquoise or indigo flutters above the flower bed from left to right on the dials. The hours and minutes and gold or silver-plated hands are displayed off-centre at 12 o’ clock and brought to life by the JD2653 calibre. The self-winding movement is housed in a 43mm rose or white gold case paved with 264 brilliant-cut diamonds. Price: 57,000 CHF (rose gold) – 61,000 CHF (diamond white gold)

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