Jaquet Droz released the latest masterpiece, Magic Lotus Automation, an unprecedented timepiece that shows the cycle of life and perpetual new starting. Swiss watchmaker gathers Western timepiece craft and the oriental aesthetics for the oriental elements such as Koi and Lotus alive on the dial of the amazing watch.
Jaquet Droz real design and wonderful craftsmanship impressed Emperor Qianlong, top officials and noble lords. The watchmaker has sold more than six-hundred pieces of products to China in ten years and has become the primary watch brand imported to China. Now, the Imperial Palace Museum still carefully gets several pieces of Jaquet Droz timepieces.
The Magic Lotus Automaton contains of few exceptional animations. The Lotus flower fallen onto the water is the symbol of the gloomy fall. Each time when the Lotus passes beneath the leaves or dial, it gets a new stone – yellow, blue sapphire, and ruby. The color of the Lotus heart replaces 4 times for every rotation around the river. The color-dyed and hand-carved moves vertically down and up, dives beneath the Lotus leave while it flaps the tails, making it look like it is swimming via the water. When the power reserve is empty, the dragonfly resets on a Lotus leaf.
This timepieces is packed with several Jaquez Droz microscale or complex decorative methods including the engravings, Grand Feu Enamel, automation and so on. This latest automation is the subject of 4 patents pending. It specs most sophisticated dial ever generated by Jaquet Droz. Containing more than five-hundred components, the movement took 3 years to be developed. As an outcome, the Magic Lotus rotations of thirty seconds each. Turning over the timepiece, the bridges and fluctuating weight are hand-engraved with special naturalist motifs, with Lotus and Koi flowers encoding the carvings on the dial side.