The topic of the lecture was Traditional Chinese Medicine and Mr. Xu Wenbing, the founder of the Hope Traditional Chinese Medicine Center, was invited to give a talk on the subject to impart his wisdom and experience. For years, Mr. Xu Wenbing has dedicated his life to the continuation and advancement of traditional Chinese culture, something that Jaquet Droz has also focused on heavily throughout the history of the brand.
The dialog between the watchmaking firm and the illustrious country-continent began in the 18th century, under the initiative of Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz, one of the firm's founders, who had the idea of establishing a workshop that would produce predominantly for the Chinese market. These frequent exchanges created close and lasting bonds between China and the brand known by its twin stars. In 1783, Jaquet Droz became one of the first watchmaking brand to be admitted into the grounds of the Imperial Palace, where the Emperor Qianlong and his courtiers showed fascination at the originality of Jaquet Droz creations. Certain historic pieces are still conserved today in the Museum of the Forbidden City.
“Some watches tell time, some tell a story”
Jaquet Droz is proud to announce that the Magic Lotus Automaton won the „Savoir-Faire“ Prize 2019, awarded by the well-known Italian magazine L’Orologio.
The brand is shining the spotlight on its Ateliers d’Art by featuring four variations of its Petite Heure Minute watch that celebrate the sign of the Rat. This animal thus marks the start of a new cycle in the Chinese calendar.
In November 2019, Jaquet Droz has specially invited guests to participate in tours where they have been able to experience microscopically painted ‘art workshops’ and have personally been able to design their own, unique watch faces under the guidance of a Swiss expert in the microscopic painting of enamel.
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