The third limited-edition watch is the Petite Heure Minute 41 mm ($62,000), with a dial in mother-of-pearl depicting a rearing horse in front of the Great Wall of China. The 18k rose gold horse figure is engraved and patinated by hand. This watch is also powered by Jaquet Droz Caliber 2653, which in this version boasts a 22k rose-gold rotor with a hand-engraved depiction of the Great Wall next to Jaquet Droz’s two-star signature. The movement has a double barrel providing a 68-hour power reserve.
All the new Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Horses models have 18k rose gold cases (water-resistant to 30 meters) and are available on either a black or brown alligator leather strap. The new, limited collection of Ateliers d’Art watches calls to mind once again the connection between China and the brand’s namesake, Swiss watch pioneer Pierre Jaquet-Droz, said to be the first watchmaker to enter the gates of the Forbidden City.