There is something absolutely fascinating about observing an artist become so transfixed in their process to the point where the rest the world seems to fade away into oblivion. This was but one of the many highlights for the handful of Malaysian journalists who were recently invited to partake in an exclusive enamel painting session with Swiss luxury watchmaker, Jaquet Droz. Organised by Swiss Watch Gallery, this memorable event held at The Ritz Kuala Lumpur was officiated by Ashvin J. Valiram, the Executive Director of Valiram Group; and Christian Lattman, the CEO of Jaquet Droz.
Blessed with a long history of making extraordinary timepieces that push the boundaries of creativity, the watchmaker’s latest bevy of new novelties also pays tribute to its 280th anniversary. Highlights of this latest collection includes the Petite Heure Minute Lion. Limited to just 28 pieces, a closer look at the classic black dial of the 43mm watch will reveal a striking miniature painting of a majestic lion in calm repose.
Demonstrating the painstaking details that goes into the creation of these miniature masterpieces was Heidi, a master enamel painter who has spent the past eight years creating wearable works of art at the watchmaker’s Ateliers d’Art. The spectators in attendance at the event were awestruck as Heidi’s deft hands worked effortlessly to create the fine lines that would capture the intensity of the lion’s serene expression. For the participants who were present during the event, not only was this a chance to try their hand at creating their own miniature masterpiece, but it also served as a golden opportunity to gain a deeper understanding on what it takes to create a work of art that will stand the test of time.
For more details on the Petite Heure Minute Lion and the other creative novelties by Jaquet Droz, visit www.jaquet-droz.com