Author: Narciso Caetano
Today Luxuy Safes blog brings you a comprehensive look at Fire Rooster Collection by Jaquet Droz designed to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year beginning on January 28, 2017. This year begins the year of the rooster, the tenth animal in the Chinese zodiac, that embodies all positive forces: civil virtue, combat skills, military presence, courage and a sense of protection.
Fire Rooster Collection, which consists of four new brilliant watches, meant to help you celebrate the new Chinese year. For Jaquet Droz, the rooster is part of the great naturalist tradition of the firm, but let’s get into the details.
Each depiction is created in a limited edition of just 28 pieces and there are two dial renditions of the Petite Heure Minute watch depicting the Chinese Fire Rooster. Additionally, each dial design is offered in two versions.
One watch dial features a sculpted rooster in 18-karat rose gold standing in the bottom center of the dial and surrounded by a background of smoky gray, black and white flowers. The rooster is in its calling position, beak open and feathers ruffled – all magnificently carved and sculpted in gold.
A second version of this dial depiction features the rooster in the same stance, but this time totally painted with dark blue feathers, a golden and red head and lush blue tail feathers – also against the muted background of gray, white and black flowers. Crafted in 18-karat white gold, the case and lugs are set with diamonds.
The second dial design is a fully hand-painted dial with the rooster standing in a similar stance but facing the other way. He is not calling out dawn, but rather seems to be looking at something else in a distracted mode.
He is pained in white with rich black feathers and brilliant red comb and mettle. He stands beside green grass and a few pink flowers. This dial version is offered in rose gold and in rose gold case entirely set with diamonds.