Meet the Jaquet Droz “Year of the Monkey” Petite Heure Minute Watches

The artisans at Jaquet Droz created two new “Year of the Monkey” Petite Heure Minute watches this year– and each is a stunner. Each is based on the legend of the Monkey King (Sun Wukong), widely referred to in Chinese literature,  who, although tasked with the job of protecting the Garden of Celestial Peaches (whose fruit…

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Close-Up Look at the Art of Jaeger-LeCoultre Hand Painted Watches (Slide Show)

Earlier this year,  I had the distinct pleasure of joining Jaeger-LeCoultre at their Manufacture in Le Sentier for a lesson in hand painting. Those who know me well, know that I have dabbled in hand painting over the years, thanks to my artist mother who was an avid painter on fine white china. She took white porcelain…

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