Jaquet Droz

Petite Heure Minute Reference J005034269, a yellow gold automatic wristwatch

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Jaquet Droz often uses butterflies for their timepieces, coming from a motif that was discovered in an old book about Jaquet Droz. A skilled artist, Pierre Jaquet Droz was originally dedicated to drawing a scene involving Cupid driving a chariot pulled by a butterfly.

Butterflies often represent elements such as beauty, fragility and the transitory nature of each moment in time. In other cultures, the butterfly also symbolizes the soul. The Butterfly Journey was designed with every one of these lighthearted and spiritual thoughts in the most elegant and beautiful fashion.

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The watch is in overall good condition with light wear throughout commensurate with age. Case is in overall good condition with minor surface wear. Strap is in overall good condition. Dial is in overall good condition. The movement is running at the time of cataloging, however, it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.

Reference Number
Dial Numerals
Movement Type
Case Material(s)
Yellow Gold
Case Size (mm)
Case Back
Snap-on, Sapphire display-back
Band Material
Crocodile Skin
Clasp Type
Clasp Material(s)
Yellow Gold
Dial, Case, Movement
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