Surely, you must have heard about the famed Chinese calendar by now – a traditional lunisolar calendar that reckons years, months and days according to astronomical phenomena. In 2017, the Chinese calendar will turn over a new leaf and will be under the sign of the Fire Rooster, which is the tenth animal in the Chinese zodiac. The Fire Rooster is usually associated with a strong military presence, amazing combat skills, courage, and civic virtue, and Jaquet Droz‘s latest timepiece collection is a fitting tribute to this incredibly important sign.
The Fire Rooster Collection by Jaquet Droz incorporates four exceptional watches, each boasting its own eye-catching and expensive adornments, as well as incredibly intricate movements and superb decors. The Petite Heure Minute Relief White Gold Rooster, for example, is limited to just 8 units, and it features a 41 mm 18kt white gold case with double sapphire crystals and 272 diamonds.
The piece is animated by a Swiss automatic Jaquet Droz in-house caliber 2653, which incorporates 28 jewels and flaunts an operating frequency of 28,800 vph, as well as a power reserve of 68 hours. Other highlights include an 18kt white gold rotor with jadeite, as well as a hand-patinated and engraved rooster applique that was created using 22k white gold. There’s also an 18kt white gold rooster relief applique on the dial, which is definitely something to write home about.
As for the Petite Heure Minute Relief Red Gold Rooster, this watch is limited to just 28 units, and it is powered by the same in-house caliber 2653 made by Jaquet Droz’s artisans. Its 18k red gold dial impresses with white mother-of-pearl details, while the alligator leather strap that keeps the watch safely and comfortably on the wearer’s wrist is complemented by an 18k red gold ardillon buckle. The collection incorporates two more offerings, both of which are just as breathtaking as the ones you’ve seen so far.