The guests were invited to a special workshop in order to try the meticulous technique of painting on enamel at Adrift restaurant in Marina Bay Sands. They were supervised by professional painter from the Jaquet Droz Ateliers d’Art in Switzerland who guided them in the discovery of this ancestral practice. The invitees could experience what it feels like to be a Jaquet Droz artist the time of the event.
Watch enthusiasts also had the opportunity to discover some limited editions from the Jaquet Droz Ateliers d'Art Collection such as the Petite Heure Minute Lion, Koï Carp and Flamingo, all enhanced by the contrast between black Grand Feu enamel and vibrant miniature painting. Extraordinarily vivid and captured with almost photographic precision, the animals appear as if they could move at any moment. These lifelike portraits are available as just 28 pieces for each version and come with a certificate of authenticity from the Ateliers d’Art, signed by the artisan whose time was devoted to its creation.
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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