Never been a big fan of Jaquet Droz (what can I say, I’m not classy enough to wear one ;-)), but this watch really struck me as a powerful and stunning timepiece. 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. List price on this fine piece is $32,500.
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dragon
Limited Edition 88
43mm gold case, solid gold hands, rolled-edge, hand-made brown alligator strap, mechanical self-winding double-barrel movement powered 22-carat white gold rotor