The Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch is one of Robb Report’s 2018 Best of the Best winners!
The extraordinary timepiece represents the entire spectrum of Jaquet Droz craftsmanship. It also carries on the long tradition of automata originally established by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, pushing new technical, creative and artistic boundaries.
Yury Khnychkin, Robb Report Russia editor-in-chief: «This year Best of the Best Global has celebrated its 30th anniversary. Today it is the most recognizable global project Robb Report, symbolic Hall of fame of world luxury industry. Robb Report Russia, though it cannot boast of that long history, has found its own way of celebrating this milestone birthday: this year's special edition for the first time has presented luxury objects from selected Russian producers. However the principles behind the composition of the Best of the Best list remain unchanged: they are based on comprehensive research of the consumer qualities of the upmarket sector goods and services by our competent experts and their personal expertise. I can definitely recommend any of the Best of the Best list items – you will never be disappointed».
Best of the Best 2018 issue presents a list of goods and services in the following sectors: watches, jewelry, men's fashion and accessories, cars, jets, yachts, hotels and resorts, designs, restaurants, wellness and beauty products, fairs and auctions.
“Some watches tell time, some tell a story”
The Maison unveils the new radically innovative aesthetic of its masterpiece, whose tourbillon is revealed through meticulous geometry.
For the ninth consecutive time, Jaquet Droz is proud to donate a unique piece of its own creation, designed exclusively for Only Watch, a charity sale to benefit the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy), and featuring a degree of technical ambition and aesthetic never-before achieved: A Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon adorned with a plique-à-jour enamel dial.
Issued in eight pieces to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founder Pierre Jaquet-Droz, the Bird Repeater, an automaton with a minute repeater, embodies the essence of the House. Its dial in white mother-of-pearl and black onyx features appliqués in 18K red gold. Multiple bird animations, eggs hatching and the river in the background breathe life into this creation. This weave of intricate animations, completely engraved and painted by hand, resonates with a minute repeater, which is housed at the heart of its 18K red gold case in 47mm, one of fine watchmaking's most virtuoso complications.
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