LADY 8 PETITE MALACHITE
THE POWER OF GREEN
Deep and vibrant, emerald green malachite has been incorporated into the dial of the rose gold Lady 8 Petite paying homage to nature and mineral art, two realms that Jaquet Droz holds dear to its heart.
Unearthing our beautiful planet’s sometimes hidden gems is second nature to Jaquet Droz which loves to exalt them on its watches. Flora and fauna are therefore found on the faces of various models with the finesse and elegance that are typical of the watchmaker based in La Chaux-de-Fonds. La Lady 8 Petite is one of its prestigious ambassadors, a poetic jewelry watch which loves to adopt nature’s myriad treasures as its own. Created in 2018, this version of the Lady 8 has this year opted for an ancient decorative stone: malachite.
Malachite, a carbonate mineral, is green in color with varying degrees of intensity or clarity, translucence or opacity and has a seemingly drawn appearance of concentric loops with highly nuanced bands, hence its symbolic significance closely linked to life, renaissance and maternity. This stone with such positive virtues graces the face of the Lady 8 Petite Malachite which is skimmed over by the red gold lance-shaped hour and minute hands.
As with the Grande Seconde, an unmistakable piece from the collections of Jaquet Droz, it has a unique visual signature: the lucky number 8 which in this case is picked out in the profile of its 25 mm case made of red gold set with 68 brilliant-cut diamonds and punctuated with malachite marble at 12 o’clock. The same stone sculpted into a cabochon adorns the crown at 3 o’clock.
The most important part of the time display is regulated by the 6150 caliber which vibrates at a frequency of 21,600 oscillations per hour and provides a power reserve of 38 hours.
This graceful piece comes with a green alligator strap completed with a red gold pin buckle set with 23 diamonds.
Price: 27,000 CHF jaquet-droz.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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