Jaquet Droz celebrates its 280th anniversary in collaboration with the Swiss retailer Kirchhofer. For the occasion, Haute Horlogerie enthusiasts are invited to discover the exhibition "Story of the Unique" unveiling a historical retrospective and the presentation of Jaquet Droz’s new collections. From the architectural Grande Seconde Skelet-One, the elegant Lady 8 Petite to automaton watch Tropical Bird Repeater, visitors will have the privilege to discover Jaquet Droz watchmaking expertise through a striking journey between heritage and modernity.
The exhibition is open until August 13. 2018, from 8:30am (Monday – Saturday) at Kirchhofer, Höheweg 73, CH-3800 Interlaken.
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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