Would you like your replica watch with a swimming carp, lotus flowers or age-old mechanical magic? Jaquet Droz has exactly that for you.
In the case of watches, the automaton has to be necessarily miniaturised from the size of a doll to be tiny enough for a best fake watch dial. Jaquet Droz timepieces from the Automata collection depict scenes of the nature as a bird’s nest to a jungle with multiple moving elements.
On this watch, the onyx time-telling dial is surrounded by an imagined pond of lotus flowers. Upon activating the trigger built into the crown, the peripheral disk begins to rotate, bringing a small carp with it to create the illusion of a swim, tail flapping in the most realistic manner. The carp passes casually underneath the lotus flowers and leaves, as well as the black onyx dial.
One show lasts 30 seconds. The spring is good for eight full rotations when fully wound by the crown. To check how much power is left, look to the red gold dragonfly at the nine o’clock position which rests on the lotus leaf once the spring is totally depleted.
This red gold beautiful copy watch measures 43 mm in diameter and 16.96 mm in thickness, to be worn on a green alligator leather strap about one or two shades darker than a lotus leaf.