Jaquet Droz is paying tribute to the craftsmanship of its artisans, who excel in the art of miniature painting, paillonnée enameling, and engraved ornamentation. Enlightened by the contrast between the black Grand Feu Enamel and the vivacity of the colorful miniature painting, the new Petite Heure Minute models are a true invitation to an exotic journey. Moreover, the iconic Grande Seconde is now adorned with a new watchmaking complication: the display of “astronomical” moon phases. With its refined style, the Grande Seconde Moon is a perfect mix of understated elegance and mechanical technicity. Last but not least, the masterpiece of watchmaking craftsmanship, the new Loving Butterfly Automaton revealed by Jaquet Droz is truly a piece of art come to life, presenting an allegory of love and nature.
Discover the new Jaquet Droz 2017 timepieces at a glance:
Loving Butterfly Automaton
Petite Heure Minute Relief Seasons
Grande Seconde Moon Ivory Enamel
Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed
Petite Heure Minute Black Enamel
Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-Of-Pearl
“Some watches tell time, some tell a story”
The Grande Seconde by Jaquet Droz gets reinvented with new colors in an interpretation at once modern and alive. Marrying contemporary materials with reinterpreted age-old finishes, this watchmaking classic bursts into the 21st century.
In every family there is a common raison d'être that spurs the clan to thrive and grow. So it was in the time of Pierre Jaquet-Droz. Trained in clockmaking by older relatives, he worked with his father-in-law and later his son Henri-Louis. Together they pooled their creative genius and avant-garde vision of clockmaking.
It is in a tropical atmosphere that Jaquet Droz has presented its new 2018 collection in the heart of Paris.
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