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After several years in development and with a million configurations on offer for each collector, the Jaquet Droz Tourbillon Skelet Saphir takes the Philosophy of the Unique to the very limit.

The Tourbillon Skelet Saphir embodies both the continuity and irreverence of Jaquet Droz in the twenty-first century. It’s a disruptive piece that has only one goal – to create uniqueness. The Tourbillon Skelet Saphir is not so much a watch as a creative platform on which each collector can personally create their own, bespoke timepiece.

How so? By customising their hour markers, hours, minutes and seconds rings, hands, and the colour of the strap, movement screws, crown, logo, folding clasp, oscillating weight and engraving – and above all that of the sapphire that at once clads and reveals the timepiece, with three new colours adding to the number of available options: green, blue, and yellow.

In this respect each colour must be assertive enough to add contrast to the Tourbillon Skelet Saphir, but also translucent enough to let the light shine through and reveal the automatic caliber and 8-day power reserve – one of the largest on the market for a skeleton tourbillon. In addition to this almost infinite choice of combinations, Jaquet Droz offers countless jewel settings: any shade of ruby, sapphire, diamond and emerald can be hand-set on the Tourbillon Skelet Saphir’s bridges and hour markers.

Assembling a water-resistant, all-sapphire case without a single screw is a huge technical challenge – but it’s a price worth paying to make the movement look as though it’s suspended in mid-air. It’s hand-finished throughout, something previously believed to be impossible. And at the end of the day, each Tourbillon Skelet Saphir will be unique – just like its collectors.

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