Last week, Jaquet Droz and Beyer Watches & Jewellery, situated on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse, hosted a special workshop in honor the brand’s timeless art of enamel painting.
Under the guidance of the Jaquet Droz’s enamel painting artist the guests had a chance to become artists as they discovered for themselves the secrets behind the brand’s Art of Astonishment. During the dinner, the guest discovered the 2019 collection such as the Grande Seconde Dual Time or the Grande Seconde Skelet-One.
“Some watches tell time. Some tell a story”
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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