Jaquet Droz in old tradition, created two new Ateliers d’Art models celebrating the year of the Goat. Every Chinese New Year Jaquet Droz observes the change in the zodiac cycle with a model celebrating a rare technique or new craft skill practiced in its Ateliers d’Art. In the Year of the Goat, the brand created two new models limited to 28, in honor of the goat, which is symbol of imagination, creativity, and a world of pastoral riches. Each element of the body, each minute detail, is thrown into relief in three dimensions.
One of my favorites as seen at Baselword 2015: The Butterfly Journey, an homage to beauty and nature in two series of eight timepieces: Two sets of Petite Heure Minute models comprising eight pieces each are like the chapters of a horological novel. The subject of the novel is ephemerality, with eight scenes describing a butterfly’s flight. The craftsmanship behind is simply breathtaking: