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Enamel Art on the Wrist – Jaquet Droz’s Pailloné

The art of enameling watch dials has a solid foundation in modern haute horlogerie. Early in Pierre Jaquet Droz’s re-emergence phase, the Swatch Group-owned brand resuscitated a technique that  Jaquet Droz had used on some of his original pocket watches. Now, Jaquet Droz has revealed three new limited-edition watch models featuring intricate paillonné enameling on the dials. Using the same grand feu enamel process that the house’s artisans have practiced since the 18th century, which involves several firings at temperatures that can approach 1000°C, the watches boast a floral design of incredible intricacy in a palette of royal blue and gold.

Art meets watchmaking – Jaquet Droz’s Pailloné Enameled limited-edition timepieces

These three new models – a 39 mm Petite Heure Minute Paillonné , a 50 mm Pocket Watch paillonné and a recently added 43 mm Grande Seconde Paillonné – are a fitting tribute to a three-century-old art form, with the motif playing with circular forms to evoke the floral theme favored by the house’s founder.
The blued steel hands echo the ultramarine dial, while the light in the red gold case, on a blue or black alligator leather strap, seems to reflect the gleaming paillons.
Only eight pieces of each model will be produced, making them fine collectibles.

Art meets watchmaking – Jaquet Droz’s Pailloné Enameled limited-edition timepieces Art meets watchmaking – Jaquet Droz’s Pailloné Enameled limited-edition timepieces Art meets watchmaking – Jaquet Droz’s Pailloné Enameled limited-edition timepieces

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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