Maybe it’s purely a tease, but these watches aren’t just hot, they’re stunning examples of the true art of the portable timepiece.

Jaquet Droz is a luxury swiss watch brand and part of the Swatch Group. They were founded in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1738, and the two watches below reflect that sort of elegant sophistication.

The Grande Date is limited to 88 pieces and is part of the Jaquet Droz Geneve 1784 Collection. It features mechanical self-winding double-barrel movement, and the date and time features can continue for three days without winding. $25,000.

Next, the Quentieme Perpetual Or Rouge is from the La-Chaux-de-Fonds Collection. There are also only 88 of them in the world.

The piece is watchmaking in its purest form. It shows not just the brilliance but also the delicacy of hand-crafting a device of this complexity from mechanical parts. No computers or nano-technology here. Just gears and dials. $56,000.

Jaquet Droz Quentieme Perpetual Or Rouge

Even at first sight, any timepiece carrying the signature of the Swiss Haute Horlogerie brand, Jaquet Droz, radiates a crystal clear aura of incredibly positive strength, emanating from the unique design of its dials and the extremely soft, sensual curves of its case. The Quanti¨me Perp©tuel by Jaquet Droz is no exception to this rule. It represents a genuine invitation to join the infinite, unlimited dance of time that lends its cadence to all of life’s activities, year after year. This sensation of the perpetual dance of life and the whirl of the senses is intimately linked to the perpetual movement inherent to life on earth from its earliest origins. From generation to generation, human beings connect with human beings through their art and their creative abilities.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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