Jaquet Droz Imperial Dragon Automaton Red Gold – Cuprite

Technical specifications


  • Hours
  • Minutes


  • Self Winding/Automatic
  • Manufactured
  • Swiss Made


  • Round
  • Red Gold
  • Polished
  • 16.96mm
  • 43.00mm


  • Sapphire

Water resistance

  • 3.00atm / 30.00m / 100.00ft


  • Deployment Buckle
  • Red Gold


  • Rubber
  • Red


  • 2024

Official description

A masterpiece of art and engineering, this unique animated piece brings to life the mythical creature at the heart of Chinese culture. Meticulous attention paid to its minute details makes for a truly stunning representation. This unique piece combines the talents of John Howe and the master sculptors, painters and engravers at Jaquet Droz to create a Dragon animated by nine different movements.

The Dragon is an animal with historic links to Jaquet Droz. The Atelier's founder was one of the earliest official suppliers to the Imperial Court of China, 280 years ago. Today, Jaquet Droz still regularly explores the symbolism of the Dragon in collaboration with John Howe, conceptual designer for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and one of its most consummate connoisseurs.

The Imperial Dragon Automaton Red Gold – Cuprite embodies this narrative continuity, and continues to enrich it with the deeply disruptive approach of the new Jaquet Droz. It is a modern piece, powerful and unique. It captures the past with both deference and creativity. Respectful yet audacious.