Let’s take a look of the Jaquet Droz “Year of the Monkey” Petite Heure Minute Watches.
The monkey in both watches is portrayed amid the garden of peaches, which is also supposed to bring good luck and signify long life.
This watch features a sculptured gold monkey, created in relief, upon a lacquer and mother-of-pearl dial with carved foliage in the background.
the relief work is done in gold and then gets a patina of black onxy color
This watch utilizes an ivory Grand Feu enamel dial with painted monkey amid bright orange peaches with green leaves. Hand painting on the ivory enamel dial is time consuming and exacting.
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