For the first time in Vietnam Jaquet Droz presented its creations adorned with birds - the Bird Repeater, an authentic automaton equipped with a minute repeater and the Charming Bird, the first miniature singing bird on a wristwatch.
On June 8th together with its local partner S&SKnightsbridge the brand welcomed around 20 guests in Park Hyatt Pool House in Ho Chi Minh City.
The next day Hanoi collectors also had a chance to be introduced to the world of Jaquet Droz in L'Orangerie Sofitel Metropole. Both venues were exquisitely decorated with the flowers, bird cages and birds. The seated dinners were accompanied by a bright performance of a local singer.
“Some watches tell time, some tell a story”
A warmed up stage, a drum kit, a few guitars and a harmonica: “It’s only rock’n’roll!” Today, Jaquet Droz unveils the first out of the 23 unique timepieces to retrace the world of the Rolling Stones through motion. Beside the arm of a record player that hovers over a platinum album replica (the power reserve), a scene depicts their signature instruments in miniature paintings and gold thread. The external disc rotates up to 8 consecutive times for 30 seconds and is adorned with the albums that the collector will choose for his unique timepiece. At 9 o'clock, the iconic tongue beats rhythmically, from left to right and from top to bottom. “And I like it!”
After three years of work, Jaquet Droz and John Howe have developed an Art Watch dedicated to emotion, wonder and fantasy. Draped in gold and rare stones, their dragon has a record 9 distinct animations. Inside a 43 mm case, the piece is entirely handmade and can be customized almost without limit by the client. Thanks to a Studio in the heart of the Jaquet Droz head quarter, clients will be offered an immersive phygital experience that will allow them to witness the live creation of their timepieces. There is no series to be announced, only unique pieces.
The “Effinger” clock dated from 1783 and signed Jaquet-Droz, has been sold at CHF 256,000.-, which is more than three times the starting bid of CHF 70,000.-, during the Koller auction on March the 31st 2022.
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