In a series of events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the inaugural Vietnam-exclusive timepiece Petite Heure Minute Ha Long Bay made its debut to media and watch lovers alike. Jaquet Droz’s VP Sales, Marc Aellen, together with the owners from THG S&S, hosted several sessions over a two-day period from 29th to 30th October 2019.
Guests were especially delighted at the rare opportunity to try their hands on the delicate art of dial-painting. Under the expert guidance of Jaquet Droz’s artist, guests took home not only their individual works of art, but also fond memories of discovering the art of astonishment, and the stories behind each Jaquet Droz timepiece.
“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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