Jaquet Droz is proud to share that the Swiss watchmaking brand is among the winners of the German Design Awards 2021.
The iconic timepieces Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel, Grande Seconde Moon Anthracite and Grande Seconde Quantième 41mm Ivory Enamel have just been awarded with the Special Mention in the “Excellent Product Design - Luxury Goods” category.
The German Design Award is considered to be the German Design Council's premium international award. The aim of the award is to discover, showcase and distinguish unique design trends. Every year, awards are given out to top-quality submissions from the world of product and communication design that set trends in the international design landscape.
The German Design Award 2020's jury is made up of design experts from the fields of business, teaching and science, with some members of the jury also hailing from the design industry itself. All jury members are recognized authorities in their fields.
“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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