Jaquet Droz celebrates this year its 280th anniversary. For the occasion, Haute Horlogerie enthusiasts were invited to discover the exhibition "Story of the Unique" unveiling a historical retrospective and the presentation of Jaquet Droz’s new collections with the presence of the CEO, Mr. Christian Lattmann.
The cherry on the pie of the exhibition was the presentation Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch, a quintessence of Jaquet Droz’s know-how in decorative arts. Watchmaking skills are showcased alongside artistic techniques. The oeuvre d'art carries on the long tradition of automata originally established by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, spurring it today to push new technical, creative and artistic boundaries.
From the anniversary model Grande Seconde Tribute, the architectural Grande Seconde Skelet-One, the elegant Lady 8 Petite to automaton watch Tropical Bird Repeater, visitors will have the privilege to discover Jaquet Droz watchmaking expertise through a striking journey between heritage and modernity.
The exhibition is open from September 28th till October 14th from 11 am till 11 pm from Monday till Sunday at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, Jaquet Droz Boutique, Casino Level B2M-215. Tel. (65) 6688 7291.
For any inquiries please contact Brand Manager Natalia Bondarenko
+65 9455 0459
“Some watches tell time, some tell a story”
A warmed up stage, a drum kit, a few guitars and a harmonica: “It’s only rock’n’roll!” Today, Jaquet Droz unveils the first out of the 23 unique timepieces to retrace the world of the Rolling Stones through motion. Beside the arm of a record player that hovers over a platinum album replica (the power reserve), a scene depicts their signature instruments in miniature paintings and gold thread. The external disc rotates up to 8 consecutive times for 30 seconds and is adorned with the albums that the collector will choose for his unique timepiece. At 9 o'clock, the iconic tongue beats rhythmically, from left to right and from top to bottom. “And I like it!”
After three years of work, Jaquet Droz and John Howe have developed an Art Watch dedicated to emotion, wonder and fantasy. Draped in gold and rare stones, their dragon has a record 9 distinct animations. Inside a 43 mm case, the piece is entirely handmade and can be customized almost without limit by the client. Thanks to a Studio in the heart of the Jaquet Droz head quarter, clients will be offered an immersive phygital experience that will allow them to witness the live creation of their timepieces. There is no series to be announced, only unique pieces.
The “Effinger” clock dated from 1783 and signed Jaquet-Droz, has been sold at CHF 256,000.-, which is more than three times the starting bid of CHF 70,000.-, during the Koller auction on March the 31st 2022.
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