This new creation, named the “Loving Butterfly Automaton,” tells a story, that of genius watchmaker, Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz, who, 242 years ago, created an android automaton delivering breathtaking sketches – including a cherub seated on a chariot drawn by a butterfly, celebrating love and passion.
The latest automaton timepiece created by Jaquet Droz, the master of this special art, is the Loving Butterfly Automaton. Created in a limited edition of 28 pieces, this poetic timepiece is characterized by a centerpiece crafted from an exquisite mineral dial.
Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton – Baselworld 2017 The Loving Butterly is powered by the self-winding JD2653 AT1 caliber with silicon balance spring and pallets whose automaton mechanism required three years of development. This twin barrel movement offers a 68 hours power reserve for the time mechanism.
The Replica Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton “Chinchilla Red” Dial is presented with a black alligator strap and an 18k red gold folding clasp. It is a limited edition of 28 watches and will be priced at about CHF 130,000 (to be confirmed). For more details, please visit https://cheapestwrist.com
The Loving Butterfly Automaton, in particular, is a highlight of the year, elevating the mechanical timepiece into a tale of its own, one that you cannot help but be captured by and to escape into. Jaquet Droz again helps us to escape into the story, with this and other exceptional works of horological artistry.
Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton The animated objet d’art is inspired by a drawing titled Le papillon conduit par l’amour (Butterfly Driven by Love), which was sketched in 1774 by The Draughtsman, an automaton created by Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz. Today, it is transformed into a three-dimensional journey of ancient mineral.
The Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton has a dial made from a rare petrified wood. The 3D moving image on the dial takes its inspiration from a drawing called Le papillon conduit par l’amour (“Butterfly Driven by Love,” below), sketched in 1774 by The Draughtsman, an automaton created by Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s son Henri- Louis.