With a name such as Lady 8 Flower, this masterpiece by Jaquet Droz is a feminine, delicate and unquestionably luxurious timepiece. Boasting a duo of 18k-gold cases fused together to form the shape of the figure eight or the symbol of infinity, the piece’s highlight comes in the form of an 18-carat red-gold butterfly appliqué that comes to focus against a guilloche-patterned base.
The bezel is adorned in 114 brilliant-cut diamonds, while the smaller case directly above houses an 18k red-gold lotus flower with hand-enameled petals. The flower is protected from the elements by a domed sapphire crystal, and it blossoms when the user hits a pusher located at 2 o’clock. At its center, Jaquet Droz has placed a rotating diamond core that’s absolutely stunning to look at. As far as technical details are concerned, the timepiece features a self-winding mechanism with a power reserve of 38 hours.
The Lady 8 Flower watch also comes in an 18k white gold version that flaunts 227 snow-set diamonds as well as butterfly wings made out of 54 blue sapphires. This variant comes with 82 diamonds on the bezel and with 22 diamonds on the pusher. The crown has 9 diamonds of its own for a final touch of lavishness.
The red gold version of the Lady 8 Flower watch is limited to just 28 pieces and costs $157,500, while the white gold avatar is limited to 8 units and is priced at $262,500.