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The Art Of Fine Watchmaking

FOR 280 YEARS, LUXURY SWISS WATCHMAKER, JAQUET DROZ HAS PRODUCED TIMEPIECES THAT ARE TRUE WORKS OF ART

In the world of watchmaking, few brands can measure up to the success story of Jaquet Droz. The luxury Swiss watchmaker has for 280 years produced timepieces that are in essence true masterpieces. Going by its credo, “Some watches tell time…Some tell a story, Jaquet Droz timepieces are works of art meant for watch connoisseurs. For the brand, its colourful history has opened countless chapters filled with achievements and it’s a success story that continues to be written till this very day.

Since it was first established in 1738, the brand has perpetuated the spirit of innovation and aesthetic refinement of its founder, Pierre Jaquet-Droz. Considered one of the greatest craftsmen of the 18th century, the legendary watchmaker carved a reputation for developing timepieces with unique character, most notably its enchanting automaton models.  Now, nearly three centuries on, the spirit of Pierre Jaquet-Droz continues to drive the brand forward with modern timepieces that exemplify excellence, innovation and masterful technical expertise that are truly second to none.

FOR 280 YEARS, LUXURY SWISS WATCHMAKER, JAQUET DROZ HAS PRODUCED TIMEPIECES THAT ARE TRUE WORKS OF ART

In the world of watchmaking, few brands can measure up to the success story of Jaquet Droz. The luxury Swiss watchmaker has for 280 years produced timepieces that are in essence true masterpieces. Going by its credo, “Some watches tell time…Some tell a story, Jaquet Droz timepieces are works of art meant for watch connoisseurs. For the brand, its colourful history has opened countless chapters filled with achievements and it’s a success story that continues to be written till this very day.

Since it was first established in 1738, the brand has perpetuated the spirit of innovation and aesthetic refinement of its founder, Pierre Jaquet-Droz. Considered one of the greatest craftsmen of the 18th century, the legendary watchmaker carved a reputation for developing timepieces with unique character, most notably its enchanting automaton models.  Now, nearly three centuries on, the spirit of Pierre Jaquet-Droz continues to drive the brand forward with modern timepieces that exemplify excellence, innovation and masterful technical expertise that are truly second to none.

Parrot Repeated Pocket Watch

To mark the 280th anniversary of the brand, the masters of horology at Jaquet Droz created this exceptional piece, which is the epitome of fine and exquisite watchmaking. The Jaquet Droz: the Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch is one-of-a-kind in the truest sense, as it represents the entire spectrum of Jaquet Droz craftsmanship in a single timepiece.  Pushing technical, creative and artistic boundaries to new heights, the pocket watch is powered by an automaton with minute repeater and cathedral gongs and features an immaculately painted composition featuring a family of macaws, a beloved motif of Jaquet Droz, surrounded by rich foliage.  A pull-out piece positioned on the case at 9 o’clock is used to activate the automata, bringing the Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch to life along with the chimes that ring the hours, quarter-hours and minutes.

Grande Seconde Power Reserve Ceramic Clous de Paris

Dynamic, sleek and sporty, the Grande Seconde gets a bold makeover with the addition of a guilloché patterned dial with matching rolled-edged hand-made fabric strap. Although sporting bold new colours and contemporary materials, such as its brilliant 44m ceramic case, the Grande Seconde Power Reserve Ceramic Clous de Paris – is at its heart – a true classic timepiece. The dial features the emblematic figure ‘8’, which is synonymous with Jaquet Droz, with its three emblematic hands crafted from 18-carat red gold and a power reserve indicator at nine o’ clock. The timepiece is powered by the renowned Grande Seconde self-winding, which delivers a power reserve of 68 hours.

Grande Second Moon

The astronomical Moon Phase makes its return in gold, steel, Grand Feu enamel and aventurine in 43mm and 39mm cases. The new variants will undoubtedly build on the success of this range, which captivated the hearts and minds of watch aficionados when it arrived last year. Jaquet Droz watchmakers incorporated a Moon Phase, which fits perfectly within the brand’s signature figure 8 dial. Powered by a highly-precise Jaquet Droz caliber 2660QL3 automatic movement, the new Grande Seconde Moon combines the day-to-day practicality of precise hour, minute, seconds and date displays with the poetry of a 22-carat gold Moon Phase.

Lady 8 Flower

Solely dedicated to women, the Lady 8 Flower collection showcased a mechanical mastery along with creativity and Jaquet Droz’s signature Art of Astonishment, brought to life by the hands of specialized artisans. This heritage carries on in the two newest incarnations of the Lady 8 Flower, each issued in a Numerus Clausus edition of 8 pieces with floral motifs that honour the brand’s naturalist tradition. Each model is set with 249 diamonds on the bezel, ring and buckle and features an automaton positioned at the top of timepiece, which is animated by a pusher at 2 o’clock. When the pusher is pressed, it activates a lotus flower with gold petals that open to reveal either a diamond or a sapphire.

Petite Heure Minute  Lion

For this new ultra-limited series, the Ateliers d’Art at Jaquet Droz once again break creative boundaries to immortalize the mighty lion. Intricately hand-painted artists, the portrait of the king of the animals takes precedence on the dial of the 43mm timepiece.  The motif is painted in miniature over a base of black Grand Feu enamel, lending it an unprecedented level of depth and character. Each of the 28 pieces is hand-crafted, with slight variations making each piece one-of-a-kind and arrives with its own individual Ateliers d’Art certificate. Beneath each stunning portrait lies the Jaquet Droz 2653.P self-winding mechanical movement, the very heart of this beauty.

Parrot Repeated Pocket Watch

To mark the 280th anniversary of the brand, the masters of horology at Jaquet Droz created this exceptional piece, which is the epitome of fine and exquisite watchmaking. The Jaquet Droz: the Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch is one-of-a-kind in the truest sense, as it represents the entire spectrum of Jaquet Droz craftsmanship in a single timepiece.  Pushing technical, creative and artistic boundaries to new heights, the pocket watch is powered by an automaton with minute repeater and cathedral gongs and features an immaculately painted composition featuring a family of macaws, a beloved motif of Jaquet Droz, surrounded by rich foliage.  A pull-out piece positioned on the case at 9 o’clock is used to activate the automata, bringing the Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch to life along with the chimes that ring the hours, quarter-hours and minutes.

Grande Seconde Power Reserve Ceramic Clous de Paris

Dynamic, sleek and sporty, the Grande Seconde gets a bold makeover with the addition of a guilloché patterned dial with matching rolled-edged hand-made fabric strap. Although sporting bold new colours and contemporary materials, such as its brilliant 44m ceramic case, the Grande Seconde Power Reserve Ceramic Clous de Paris – is at its heart – a true classic timepiece. The dial features the emblematic figure ‘8’, which is synonymous with Jaquet Droz, with its three emblematic hands crafted from 18-carat red gold and a power reserve indicator at nine o’ clock. The timepiece is powered by the renowned Grande Seconde self-winding, which delivers a power reserve of 68 hours.

Grande Second Moon

The astronomical Moon Phase makes its return in gold, steel, Grand Feu enamel and aventurine in 43mm and 39mm cases. The new variants will undoubtedly build on the success of this range, which captivated the hearts and minds of watch aficionados when it arrived last year. Jaquet Droz watchmakers incorporated a Moon Phase, which fits perfectly within the brand’s signature figure 8 dial. Powered by a highly-precise Jaquet Droz caliber 2660QL3 automatic movement, the new Grande Seconde Moon combines the day-to-day practicality of precise hour, minute, seconds and date displays with the poetry of a 22-carat gold Moon Phase.

Lady 8 Flower

Solely dedicated to women, the Lady 8 Flower collection showcased a mechanical mastery along with creativity and Jaquet Droz’s signature Art of Astonishment, brought to life by the hands of specialized artisans. This heritage carries on in the two newest incarnations of the Lady 8 Flower, each issued in a Numerus Clausus edition of 8 pieces with floral motifs that honour the brand’s naturalist tradition. Each model is set with 249 diamonds on the bezel, ring and buckle and features an automaton positioned at the top of timepiece, which is animated by a pusher at 2 o’clock. When the pusher is pressed, it activates a lotus flower with gold petals that open to reveal either a diamond or a sapphire.

Petite Heure Minute  Lion

For this new ultra-limited series, the Ateliers d’Art at Jaquet Droz once again break creative boundaries to immortalize the mighty lion. Intricately hand-painted artists, the portrait of the king of the animals takes precedence on the dial of the 43mm timepiece.  The motif is painted in miniature over a base of black Grand Feu enamel, lending it an unprecedented level of depth and character. Each of the 28 pieces is hand-crafted, with slight variations making each piece one-of-a-kind and arrives with its own individual Ateliers d’Art certificate. Beneath each stunning portrait lies the Jaquet Droz 2653.P self-winding mechanical movement, the very heart of this beauty.