Eye Candy: Jaquet Droz Ateliers d'Art Petite Heure Minute Pink Flamingo. The Art of Dial Painting.

When it comes to watch brands, Jaquet Droz is very well known for the artistic timepieces they make. In the 18th century, the watch masters in the Jaquet-Droz family were pioneers in the art of luxury decoration, generating work for an entire generation of craftsmen. The Ateliers d'Art collection from the brand, highlights different horological art techniques including painting, enameling, paillonné enameling, intaglio printing, bas-relief engraving and sculpting, amongst other watch art techniques.

The Jaquet Droz Ateliers d'Art Petite Heure Minute Pink Flamingo is a perfect example of two different techniques that when combined, the results are breathtaking. Featuring a black 'Grand Feu' enamel dial with a miniature painting of a pink flamingo that takes no less than a week to complete, the 'petite heure minute' subdial with white Roman numerals at 12 o'clock provides the perfect balance on this exceptionally elegant timepiece. Painted with the aid of a microscope, the skillful artist uses an extremely fine brush to complete its creation. With no two pieces alike, each of the 28 pieces in this limited edition is a one-of-a-kind creation.

Equipped with a 39 mm 18K red gold case set with 248 diamonds, totalling 1.74 carats, the watch is powered by the automatic Jaquet Droz calibre 2653.P with a power reserve of 68 hours. Available in a limited edition of 28 pieces the Jaquet Droz Ateliers d'Art Petite Heure Minute Pink Flamingo is delivered on a rolled edge handmade black alligator strap.

Sticker Price $39,400 USD. For more info on Jaquet Droz click here.