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9 January
Jaquet Droz: Year of the Dog
Jaquet Droz presents a new zodiac masterpiece - a watch with the symbol of 2018, the Dog. Petite Heure Minute Dog and Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog Ateliers d'Art collection are decorated with the images of this pet, the 11th sign of the Chinese horoscope.
Historically, the dog symbolizes passion, tradition and honesty. Inspired by this character from the Chinese Zodiac, the Jaquet Droz craftsmen set about creating scenes bringing to life a Pekingese dog – the Chinese Emperors’ favorite breed.
A 35 mm diameter case of pink gold with diamond inlay and a 39 mm diameter case of pink gold without inlay are decorated with two miniature paintings. The first one is a celebration of feminine beauty, the fusion of Chinese and Western traditions. It shows the legendary Pekingese playing with a butterfly on a background of peonies. The second model depicts the cute puppy in a nature-inspired landscape of rocks and plantsopens.
Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog models are released in limited series of 28 copies. Known for its passion for minerals, the watch house chose cuprite this time. This copper oxide-rich mineral is used to make the disk of the dial. 
The first version of Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog combines a case of pink gold and engraving of yellow gold with a central element of onyx and hands to match. The white gold piece is embellished with a white mother-of-pearl center enhanced with the same engraved reliefs.
Manufactured at Les Ateliers d'Art workshops, these watches will be the mascot of the new 2018 year of the Dog.
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