The Rue du Rhône is the most exclusive shopping district in Geneva. The elegant street, close by the shores of Lake Geneva below the enchanting historic city centre, hosts sophisticated cafes and exclusive boutiques run by international luxury brands. Since Wednesday November 27, 2013, the Swatch Group brands Glashütte Original and Jaquet Droz are represented here by a single shared boutique. In close proximity to Breguet and Blancpain, the new store is located amid world-famous Haute Horlogerie brands.
The boutique links the two brand worlds in a harmonious manner: on the left in the new boutique Jaquet Droz welcomes its guests with an elegant combination of colours in black, grey and silver, while Glashütte Original on the right presents a successful mix of materials in dark moor oak, beige enamel surfaces and light-coloured leather. Both brands use an elegant and minimalist style to create an atmosphere that is comfortable and welcoming at once. From today, visitors to the 60 square meter former Tourbillon Boutique are invited to explore the exclusive collections of the two prestige brands.
Boutique address : Rue du Rhône 40, CH - 1204 Geneva
Telephone : +41 22 319 23 49
Opening hours : Monday - Friday 10:00 - 18:30 | Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
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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