After last year’s successful Year of the Rooster watches issued in four editions, Jaquet Droz repeats the gambit again this year. The two Petite Heure Minute Dog variations feature miniature paintings of an adorable Pekingese framed in a rose gold case set; in the first, the dog is intrigued by a butterfly fluttering around peonies in a celebration of feminine beauty, while the second has the proud pooch alert in a rock garden of bamboos. The finer Petite Heure Minute Relief Dog is offered in either white gold with diamonds and a mother-of-pearl subdial or red gold with an onyx subdial. In these two piece – limited to 28 models each – the Pekingese is once again playfully chasing after a butterfly in the garden of a Chinese temple. On the back, tired from the exertion, the dog indulges in a well-deserved nap. The details are well chosen, with Mexican ‘Sonora Sunrise’ cuprite used in the background of the dial to represent the colour of Chinese good fortune, underscoring a relationship between the Swiss maison and China that dates back to the 18th century.