As part of a world tour to celebrate 275 years of history, Jaquet Droz brings the Enchanted Journey Exhibit this fall to The Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas. The exhibition will be held in front of the Tourbillon Boutique.
After tremendous success in Moscow, Basel, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau, the Jaquet Droz masterpieces will soon arrive in the US, allowing this sophisticated 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 18th century and contemporary works. Timeless icons, unique automatas and exclusive models from its artistic workshop, reveal the beauty of hand engraved and miniature painted legendary timepieces. The most innovative timekeeping mechanisms sit side-by-side with the simple elegance of enamel or the luster of precious stones and pearls, and magnificent minerals used in custom-made dials.
For the amazement of visitors, on opening day, a Jaquet Droz’ master artist will be demonstrating the skillful artistry of hand engraving and miniature painting on watch dials at the Tourbillon Boutique.
These most outstanding Jaquet Droz creations can be admired from September 30th to November 12th, 2014, after which they will travel to the Middle East and Europe.
About Jaquet Droz
Since it was first established in 1738, Jaquet Droz has perpetuated the spirit of innovation and aesthetic refinement of its founder, Pierre Jaquet-Droz. This ingenious inventor and man of uncommon vision conquered the royal courts of Europe and China with his stunning creations: fabulous humanoids automata and precious musical watches. Since Jaquet Droz joined the Swatch Group in 2000, it has continued its never-ending quest to perpetuate the history and expertise of its founder. The manufacture’s spirit is intact after nearly three centuries, as attested by its unique products characterized by exceptional craftsmanship. Jaquet Droz remains true to its time-honored goal, namely, to push back the limits of the watchmaker’s art for your greater pleasure.
Please find below a video of the Jaquet Droz exhibition "The Enchanted Journey" held in Shanghai in 2013
Jaquet Droz is writing a new chapter in its special relationship with China. The grand opening of the Xi’an boutique on July 6th thus solidifies a history that the Jaquet-Droz family first began to write 280 years ago.
From its first designs almost three centuries ago to its most recent developments, the legacy inherited from Pierre Jaquet-Droz has stayed true to the core values of the brand's founder: a pared-down aesthetic, audacity of style, and creativity in the mechanisms. And the Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara presented on the occasion of the brand’s 280th anniversary is no exception.
It has been the turn of the Thai capital, Bangkok, to welcome the Jaquet Droz Basel Novelties with the presence of the Vice President and Head of International Sales, Mr. Aellen.
Gold and self-winding watch, set with pearls. "Consular" type three-body case. Enamel painting representing a romantic pastoral scene. Fully integrated balance cock embedded with carved flowers covering the platinum case-back.Gold skeletonized hands and fully engraved movement.
Attributed to Jaquet-Droz, Geneva, made for the Chinese market, circa 1780.
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