Jaquet Droz’s Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Celebrates 280 Years In Business With Brand New Model

The Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara introduces another artistic technique to its admirable repertoire. Ad we are here to check it out.

Swiss brand uses a new artistic technique to its line. The reason is easy to discern: the small (“petite”) hour and minute (“heure et minute”) subdial leave a lot of space to work with on this very purist watch.

Regardless of the language, you choose to describe it in, plique-à-jour enamel is one of the hardest arts to master in decorative watchmaking due to the fact that the composition is neither a single piece of enamel nor does it rest upon a metal blank like all other forms of enameling. The result is a standalone element similar to a stained glass window – revered for its translucent beauty and awe-inspiring in its difficulty.

What a beautiful watches!