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”
Over centuries it became a legend, serving imperial whims before returning to its place of birth – almost by accident. The “Singing Bird Clock” by Jaquet Droz is a one-of-a-kind story in the history of watchmaking.
In a new architectural interpretation of its icon, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One lets light into the heart of its mechanics.
Jaquet Droz is writing a new chapter in its special relationship with China. The grand opening of the Xi’an boutique on July 6th thus solidifies a history that the Jaquet-Droz family first began to write 280 years ago.
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