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JAQUET DROZ CELEBRATES THE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH FOUR EXCEPTIONAL MODELS

01/04/2016

As the Chinese calendar turns to the New Year under the sign of the Fire Monkey, Jaquet Droz introduces four models to celebrate the historic ties between China and the brand known by its twin stars. The monkey is ubiquitous in Chinese culture and astrology, symbolizing intelligence and long life. Jaquet Droz was among the first to discover the Middle Kingdom in the 18th century and was allowed to present his creations to courtiers in the very heart of the Forbidden City.

The historic timepieces exhibited there today bear witness to the constancy of those bonds that connect the watchmaking brand to this vast country, now on the cusp of its next Year of the Monkey. This prospect inspired the firm's artisans to design two new models—each available in two versions—based on the emblematic Petite Heure Minute. For many years, the brand's Ateliers d'Art have excelled in the realm of figurative art on watch dials, with finely drawn lines, a subtlety that allows colors to come vividly alive on the "white canvas" of