Jaquet Droz Magical Swimming Koi Pond

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Jaquet Droz Magical Swimming Koi Pond

Post by koimaster » March 12th 2020, 8:12am

All watches tell the time. A scant few reveal astronomical details and other horological esoterica. But only one, as far as we can tell, features a 4-minute-long circular animation that depicts an Eden-like garden replete with budding lotus flowers and frolicking koi fish.

Behold the new Magic Lotus Automaton wristwatch from Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz, a specialist in what the brand calls “the art of mechanical astonishment.” Introduced in May, the extraordinary timepiece required three years of development, which is easy to understand when you see the graceful poetry on its sophisticated dial.

The scene shows four flowers, each representing a season. At 3 o’clock, a hand-carved mother-of-pearl button symbolizes an unopened lotus bud, aka spring. To its left, a blooming lotus—with a yellow sapphire pistil and gold prong stamens—evokes summer. A lotus flower that’s fallen into the water and is poised to be swept away represents fall, while a diamond-set seed pod at 6 o’clock marks winter, as its buried seeds prepare to spawn new lotus buds in spring.

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Re: Jaquet Droz Magical Swimming Koi Pond

Post by koimaster » March 20th 2020, 5:18pm

you too can own a POS allegedly designed by the failed alpha-beta halfling.

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Re: Jaquet Droz Magical Swimming Koi Pond

Post by TemerityB » March 20th 2020, 8:12pm

I saw this watch with my own eyes; can't remember where, but it might have been at the '19 WatchTime fair in NYC.

Pie in the sky, man.
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