Harnessing the beautiful expression of the harmony and grace of the prima ballerina with the wondrous brilliance of pave diamonds, Jaquet Droz has introduced two powerfully evocative timepieces –“The Vulture” and “The Chief”. The latest timepieces pay homage to Maurice Béjart’s choreography through the work of Stéphanie Barba, a watercolorist who brought the passion for dance and Maurice Béjart’s choreography to life on paper.
The brand’s artisans selected two sketches from Stéphanie Barba’s portfolio inspired by The Rite of Spring, a sensation ballet and orchestral concert work of 1913, which were painted by hand on the enamel dials and engraved on the oscillating weights, making these pieces true works of art. To give Stéphanie Barba’s drawings full expression, Jaquet Droz chose the dial of the Petite Heure Minute. Its design, unique to the brand, and the generous space it provided brings the sketches alive.
“The Vulture” available in white gold with a 39 mm diameter and diamond-set lugs and case, together with a blue alligator strap, epitomizes a magnificent opening of the dancer’s body and one of the movements most characteristic of Béjart’s choreography.
The 43 mm version in red gold with a brown crocodile leather strap shows the red-chalk sketch of “The Chief” taken from the moment in the ballet when two men fight to rule the tribe. There are 28 pieces of each.