During the month of May, Elegant Watch & Jewellery in Hong Kong is paying a tribute to the craftsmanship of Jaquet Droz’s Ateliers d’Art creations through an exclusive exhibition.
The most significant timepieces are celebrating the expertise of the brand and its traditional decorative crafts of enameling, engraving, painting and miniature sculpting. Also on display is the Charming Bird, the first singing bird automaton integrated in a wrist watch, that has been crowned with the “Mechanical Exception Watch Prize” Award at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève in 2015.
“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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