The Maison has been certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council, a guarantee of a responsible supply chain on a global level.
With a commitment to continuous improvement in its business and, after reviewing its systems and practices, Jaquet Droz has officially been awarded the RJC Certification following an independent external audit.
The RJC is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2005. Its mission is to establish standards for a responsible global supply chain, promoting confidence across the entire jewelry and watch industry.
As a fully independent organization, it individually certifies that each of its members adopts environmental, social, ethical and responsible practices in their sourcing and use of precious metals (gold, silver, platinum), diamonds and colored gemstones. With its certification, Jaquet Droz joins other brands in the Swatch Group, including Omega and Harry Winston.
“From exceptional watchmaking to ethical excellence, joining the RJC is another step we are proud to have taken,” explains Christian Lattmann, CEO of Montres Jaquet Droz. “For us, this certification is a source of continuous commitment, but we believe that it is part of our social and environmental responsibility, especially in relation to younger generations, who are particularly aware of this issue and to whom we are indebted.”
As such, Jaquet Droz reaffirms its desire to be a brand that respects its customers, suppliers and employees, as well as its environment. One hundred percent of its components are made in Switzerland, primarily in La Chaux-de-Fonds and the Vallée de Joux. Within its Ateliers d’Art, the Maison carries on the tradition of using artisanal crafts, in particular enameling, plique-à-jour, miniature painting, engraving, setting and paillonné enameling. With the creation and production of its exceptional timepieces and automatons, it continues to demonstrate its expertise in watchmaking and art mechanics, which was recently included in UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage.
This cross-disciplinary undertaking involves all positions within the company, without exception, and unites its teams through an ethical and responsible approach for a sustainable future.
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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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