At Baselworld 2016, Jaquet Droz debuted this stunning pocket watch with a Paillonné dial in red Grand Feu enamel. The Paillonné technique consists of tucking a piece of foil – a “paillon” – between two layers of enamel. The gold foil pattern underneath hence shines through in a unique way.

The Pocket Watch Paillonné is presented in a rather sleek 50 mm x 12.07 mm 18K red gold case with a gold chain. At the top of the dial, the hours and minutes are displayed via blued stainless steel hands on a small silvery-opaline dial. Just below is a much larger silvery-opaline dial with a blued seconds hand that continuously sweeps the dial.

Inside is hand-wound caliber 2615 which is visible through the sapphire window on that caseback, and that beats at 3Hz (21,600 vph), has 20 jewels, is embellished with Geneva stripes on the bridges, and a power reserve of 40-hours. The pocket watch is limited to 8 pieces with the individual serial number engraved on the caseback. (Ref. J080033046)

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