After Beijing and Hong-Kong, Jaquet Droz new automaton, the Tropical Bird Repeater, has been presented for the first time in Singapore on November 13. The CEO of the brand, Mr. Christian Lattmann, has flown down all the way from Switzerland to present this new timepiece to the sophisticated and demanding guests. The reception took place in a splendid colonial style villa located in the Labrador Park Natural Reservoir.
Over 50 watch enthusiasts came to see the new chef-d’oeuvre of fine watchmaking equipped with seven automaton animations and a grand horological complication, the minute repeater. The guests could appreciate elaborated and abounding floral decorations of the premises paying tribute to Nature and were invited to take part to a photoshoot surrounded by colorful parrots and other birds. A Jazz band helped creating the relaxing and festive atmosphere of the night.
“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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