On December 12th a hundred of guests were invited to the inauguration of the exhibition.
After tremendous success in Asia (Shanghai and Hong Kong), the Jaquet Droz masterpieces arrive in Russia, allowing the sophisticated local audience to appreciate all the facets of Swiss watchmaking and understand how the brand manages to preserve its heritage. This journey through time sheds light on the relationship between classic works of the 18th century and contemporary ones: automata, unique models from the artistic workshops and birds of all kind that have become a source of inspiration for miniature painting, rivaling the beauty of the legendary watch models.
His elegant philosophy, which transcends national boundaries and stems from the era of the Enlightenment, remains at the heart of Jaquet Droz culture to this day, where its watches still pair the design and wealth of materials and ornaments with incredibly refined watch mechanics. The most innovative sophistication sits side-by-side with the simple elegance of enamel or the luster of precious stones and pearls, and magnificent minerals or rare woods are used in custom-made dials. Three centuries since its creation, exclusive editions still form the cornerstone of the Manufacture’s watchmaking. The most outstanding creations from Jaquet Droz can be admired until January 2014, after which the exhibits will travel to the Middle East, America and Western Europe.
Address: 2/3, Revolutsii [Revolution] Square, Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812, Dvusvetny Hall, Second Floor. December 13th 2013 – January 14th 2014. Open hours: daily from 10 am till 6 pm, Thursday from 11 am till 9 pm. Tuesday day off. Admission to the exhibition is free
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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