DB25 Imperial Fountain Snake

A complex combination of sculpture, hydraulic technology, as well as both Chinese and European aesthetics, the fountain located in the Yuan Ming Yuan built in the 18th century by Italian and French Jesuits with the help of Chinese artisans (for the Chinese emperor Qianlong), was in fact a clepsydra of great historical value. Arranged in a semi-circle, twelve bronze heads depicting the animals of the Chinese zodiac spit water towards the centre of the fountain and take turns in step with their zodiac-based hours.


  • Diameter:


  • Case Material:

    White Gold

  • Case Back:

    Sapphire Crystal With Double Anti-Reflective Treatment

  • Movement:

    Mechanical Hand-Wound

  • Calibre:


  • Power Reserve:

    5 Days

  • Functions:

    Peripheral Hour Indication – Peripheral Minute Indication

  • Frequency:

    28,800 Vibrations / Hour

  • Dial:

    Gold Hand-Engraved – Each Engraved With An Animal That Represents The Chinese Zodiac Heads, Which Formed The Yuanming Yuan Clepsydra. Each Dial Has At Its Centre A Blue Titanium Relief Of A Zodiac Sign.

  • Crystal:

    Sapphire Crystal, 1800 Vickers With Double Anti-Reflective Treatment

  • Strap:

    Alligator Leather

  • Buckle:

    Pin Buckle In White Gold

  • Lugs:

    Integrated, Hollowed Lugs

  • Hands:

    Peripheral Hour Indication – Peripheral Minute Indication

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  • Components:




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