The prestigious Swiss watchmaker opened in Baku a new point of sale in the multi-brand watch boutique Glampire Time Pieces.
The opening event invited over 40 watchmaking enthusiasts to discover the boutique and to assist to a private demonstration of miniature painting given by the brand’s master painter. For the occasion, the artist hand-painted the dial of the unique timepiece Petite Heure Minute Maiden Tower, a 12th-Century monument in the old city of Baku, one of the most distinctive national emblems of Azerbaijan.
Glampire boutique offers an immersion into the universe of Jaquet Droz and invites client to discover the iconic collections as the Grande Seconde, the Ateliers d’Art or the Automata.
The elegant interior turns an ordinary visit to a watch shop in an exciting and exquisite adventure. Here true connoisseurs of watchmaking can find the most exclusive and unique creations of the best Swiss watchmakers.
“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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