dream that inspired the dial of this exceptional model in its entirety, a virgin canvas lacquered in black against which a galaxy of planets in white gold or set with diamonds scintillates. Rewriting some of the basic rules of watchmaking design, L’Heure Céleste is endowed with a highly innovative sapphire crystal that liberates it from the graphic constraints imposed by a bezel. This special crystal enables natural light to illuminate the magnificent dial display from unusual angles and to stress the interplay of volumes imagined by the craftsmen at the Manufacture.
To achieve this feat of technical prowess, Jaquet Droz drew on its rich heritage of design and aesthetic codes that have become part of the brand signature, such as the star motif, to establish a narrative framework, then added a new dimension born of contemporary vision. With its ultra-modern lines, unusual volumes and generous curves, L’Heure Céleste is a magnificent creation that embodies all possibilities, especially those suggested by the mysterious beauty of an immense, star-studded sky.
Hand-crafted in three dimensions and issued in a Numerus Clausus of 8, this dream, set off by spheres and a sprinkling of stars, comes in a 41 mm white gold watchcase and features a 68 hour power reserve. For this new Haute Couture jewellery watch, delightfully and extravagantly feminine, the artisans at the Jaquet Droz Manufacture have succeeded in giving visual expression to the wildest desire of all humankind: to wear the mystery of the universe on one’s wrist.
Numerus Clausus of 8
Jaquet Droz 2653, self-winding mechanical movement,
double barrel, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight
Off-centered hours and minutes
18-carat white gold, diameter Ø 41 mm
Individual limited series number engraved on the case-back
To 30 m / 100 feet
Black lacquer, 18-carat white gold spheres, set with 123 diamonds (0.65 carats)
18-carat white gold
Rolled-edge hand made grey satin strap
18-carat white gold ardillon, set with 24 diamonds
IF to VVS1, Full cut, D to G