Jaquet Droz and Prince Club located at Pekin Road, organized a special event to honor the 280th anniversary of the brand. For the occasion, an exhibition was entirely dedicated to the heritage of the brand and its iconic collections: Grande Seconde, Atelier d’art and Automata.
During the event, the VIP guests had the privilege to discover the Tropical Bird Repeater. The unique timepiece showcases on its dial 7 animations and the grand horological complication, the minute repeater. The Tropical Bird Repeater – the only one of its kind in the world – brings together all the watchmaking and decorative expertise of the brand known by its two stars. A piece destined for discerning collectors, the automaton watch is part of a long history at Jaquet Droz, honoring the Enlightenment-era passion for nature and animals of its founder Pierre Jaquet-Droz.
“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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