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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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“Your heart was warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day and in every way
Now forever and ever after."