jaquet droz petite heure dragon watch

The Swiss watch maker brand Jaquet Droz is celebrating the Chinese New Year with the Petite Heure Minute Dragon.

Clearly intended for the Chinese market, this is a limited edition of 88 pieces featuring a painted scene of two imperial dragons fighting over a pearl.

They are set against an ivory background of Grand Feu enamel. Subtle touches of red enhance the powerful imagery of the drawing.

Inside is the in-house automatic JD 2653 Calibre with 68 hours of power reserve and the case measures 43mm across.

The Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dragon comes presented on a hand-stitched brown alligator strap.

Source: Perpetuelles - List price on this fine piece is $32,500.