Jaquet Droz Lady 8 – Luck Be A Lady Tonight

 

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For “The Lady 8” jewelry watches Jaquet Droz decided to move their Lucky No 8 from dial to the case and then to the buckle. The result is a collection of three feminine watches full of beauty. Number 8 first appeared on Jaquet Droz’s Grande Seconde watch collection and the company has decided to extend the collection with a new take on ladies watches.

No 8 on the bezel is created by the embedded pearl or a round precious stone on its summit. The color of the precious stone is always matched to the color of the dial. The effort to curb temptation to play with the movable decorative stone may never be successful for the wearer. Lugs are done away with to ensure fluid lines and the strap is act as an extension of the case.

The summit of the bezel that house the precious stone and the main bezel feature a band of eye-catching jewels that enhances the arcs of the watch. A three dimensional aspect and further feminine touch is added by the domed sapphire glass along with the rounded crown and the curved hands.

The watch is available in three variations – 18 karat white gold, 18 karat red gold and stainless steel. All three models are powered by Jaquet Droz 1153 self-winding mechanical movement, carries a power reserve of 68 hours and a frequency of 28,800 vph. Water resistance up to 100 feet, watches come with individual serial number engraved on the back.

Dial and case design for each watch varies to a certain degree. So let’s have a quick look at them.

Jaquet Droz Lady 8 – White Gold 18 Karat  Jaquet Droz - Lady 8 Ambiance 2

 
This 18 karat white gold case features a bezel studded with 128 diamonds of 1.28 karats each. Its ring is set with 148 diamonds of 0.38 karats each. A white mother-of-pearl cabochon is set above 12 o’clock.  Domed shaped mother-of-pearl dial features blued steel, cambered hands. The timepiece is fitted with a handmade grey alligator strap and a number 8 shaped buckle in 18 karat white gold folding clasp with 47 diamonds of .49 karats each.

Jaquet Droz Lady 8 – Red Gold 18 Karat  Jaquet Droz - Lady 8 Ambiance This 18 karat red gold case features a bezel set with 64 brown garnets. A brown pearl is set above 12 o’clock with a brown garnet cabochon. Domed shaped red gold dial features engraved motif, black cambered hands and brown garnets for hour markers. The strap is handmade in brown alligator with a number 8 shaped buckle in 18 karat red gold folding clasp set with 21 brown garnets.

Jaquet Droz Lady 8 – Stainless Steel Jaquet Droz - Lady 8 Ambiance 6The stainless steel case features a bezel set with 48 diamonds of .53 karats each. An aventurine cabochon sits above 12 o’clock. Domed shaped aventurine dial features 18 karat white gold cambered hands. The strap is handmade in blue alligator with a number 8 shaped buckle in stainless steel folding clasp.

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Source: Argus des Montres and Jaquet Droz