Pierre Jaquet-Droz was captivated by the beauty of nature and the treasures to be found in it.
He always turned to the natural world when decorating his watchers and other timepieces, striving to make real poems to time. Rubies have been cut to form a disc, a bead and a cabochon displayed on the dial, the upper part of the case and on the crown, respectively.
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The lancine-style rose hour and minute hands are unobtrusive and the white-dotted minute track even more so, enabling the gems to express all their brilliance. The Lady 8 Petite Ruby Heart is powered by the calibre JD , an automatic movement supplying 38 hours of power reserve.
The peacock itself is made from gold and similarly achieves a three-dimensional look thanks to a series of patterned engravings, standing out boldly on a watch face dotted with Pariaba tourmalines, tsavorites and different sized white diamonds. The different stones sparkle and create innumerate beautiful reflections with their facets in the light.
The rotating number dial and the crown are made from white mother-of-pearl.
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Five blades spread out at different speeds using an AgenFAN mechanism to cover the watch face in a carpet of ice, each blade seemingly covered in shards of frost on a sky blue background. The covering top and the bottom of the timepiece are made from sapphire glass through which you look in on the beautiful scene unfolding underneath.
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