On Thursday, November 22nd, Jaquet Droz, in collaboration with private bank Lombard Odier, celebrated its 280th birthday in the heart of Geneva, a city cherished by the brand.
This private event was held in the winter garden on the terrace of the President Wilson Hotel. Situated on the Leman lake shore and just steps from the most beautiful parks and boutiques of the renowned Rue du Rhône, Hotel President Wilson is one of the most contemporary addresses in Geneva, facing the magnificent panorama of the Mont-Blanc.
In the presence of Mr. Christian Lattmann, CEO of Jaquet Droz, this exquisite evening of elegance gave prominence to the prestige of watchmaking. Indeed, the brand has offered its guests an exclusive way to discover its world through the experience of a unique workshop allowing all the guests to try the art of miniature painting, alongside one of the master painters.
Guests were also captivated by the brand's recent creations, such as the Grande Seconde Skelet-One, the Grande Seconde Moon and the Lady 8 Petite. The Loving Butterfly Automaton and Lady 8 Flower also amazed guests with their animated dials.
“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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