The Nicolas G. Hayek Center, located at the heart of Ginza, Japan’s iconic luxury shopping area, welcomed for the first time the Tropical Bird Repeater during a special event. Over 70 local journalists and VIP clients had the chance to discover the new timepiece from the Automata collection through a presentation done by Mr. Marc Aellen, Vice President and Head of International Sales at Jaquet Droz.
Part of the line-up of exceptional automata presented since 2012, Jaquet Droz launched a new model inspired by a tropical landscape enhanced by the hand of engravers and miniature painters from the Ateliers d’Art. The dial of the timepiece stages seven animations, including a hummingbird that can flap its wings at the incredible speed of 40 times a second, a world premiere. This feat is accompanied by a grande complication in the form of a minute repeater.
During the event, the guests also enjoyed a special exhibition focusing on the three main collections of the brand: The Grande Seconde, Ateliers d'Art, and the Automaton. Moreover, this special night has been animated by an artist from the Ateliers d’Art of La Chaux-de-Fonds who has done a unique demonstration of miniature painting on the core model. A traditional live music performance from Southeast Asia and a dancing show on the theme of bird of Paradise flower distracted the gathering.
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In every family there is a common raison d'être that spurs the clan to thrive and grow. So it was in the time of Pierre Jaquet-Droz. Trained in clockmaking by older relatives, he worked with his father-in-law and later his son Henri-Louis. Together they pooled their creative genius and avant-garde vision of clockmaking.
It is in a tropical atmosphere that Jaquet Droz has presented its new 2018 collection in the heart of Paris.
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