On June 22nd and 23rd, the Jaquet Droz boutique, located 8 rue de la Paix in Paris, hosted its annual Post Basel Novelties Presentation in the presence of the brand CEO, Mr. Christian Lattmann.
In an intimate setting, making this occasion a private evening, the VIP guests had the pleasure to discover the brand new creations such as the Grande Seconde Moon displaying an astronomical moon phase complication or exclusive Ateliers d’Art timepieces in limited editions, among other novelties.
For the occasion, a special exhibition dedicated to Jaquet Droz’s Automaton Collection was presented highlighting the Art of Astonishment showing stunning animations of the Bird Repeater, the Charming bird, the Lady 8 Flower, and its latest innovation, the exceptional loving Butterfly Automaton presenting an allegory of love and nature.
Clients could admire these automata in motion and understand the artistic and technical savoir-faire of the brand in details as well as Jaquet Droz’s heritage spirit. Journalists were also welcomed through one to one rendezvous for a private presentation of the novelties with Jaquet Droz CEO.
“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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