Tropical Bird Repeater | Jaquet Droz

Technical data

, J033033200

Tropical Bird Repeater

J033033200


Numerus Clausus of 8

Movement

Jaquet Droz RMA89, minute repeater hand-winding mechanical movement, single barrel Automaton animation with peacock, tropical leaves, hummingbird, toucan, dragonflies and waterfall.

Jewelling

86 jewels

Power reserve

48 hours

Frequency

21,600 v.p.h

Diameter

47mm

Indications

Off-centered hours and minutes

Case

Hand-engraved 18-karat red gold case Diameter 47 mm Height 18.95 mm Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back

Dial

Hand-engraved and hand-painted white mother-of-pearl dial Black onyx subdial Hand-engraved and hand-painted 18-karat red gold decoration Hand-engraved and hand-painted peacock, hummingbird and toucan Hand-painted dragonflies with Super-LumiNova®

Hands

18-karat red gold

Strap

Rolled-edge hand-made dark green alligator strap

Buckle

Luxury folding clasp in 18-karat red gold

, J033034200

Tropical Bird Repeater

J033034200


Numerus Clausus of 8

Movement

Jaquet Droz RMA89, minute repeater hand-winding mechanical movement, single barrel Automaton animation with peacock, tropical leaves, hummingbird, toucan, dragonflies and waterfall.

Jewelling

86 jewels

Power reserve

48 hours

Frequency

21,600 v.p.h

Diameter

47mm

Indications

Off-centered hours and minutes

Case

Hand-engraved 18-karat white gold case Diameter 47 mm Height 18.95 mm Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back

Dial

Hand-engraved and hand-painted white mother-of-pearl dial White mother-of-pearl subdial Hand-engraved and hand-painted 18-karat white gold decoration Hand-engraved and hand-painted peacock, hummingbird and toucan Hand-painted dragonflies with Super-LumiNova®

Hands

Blued steel

Strap

Rolled-edge hand-made dark green alligator strap

Buckle

Luxury folding clasp in 18-karat white gold

, J033033204

Tropical Bird Repeater

J033033204


Unique piece

Movement

Jaquet Droz RMA89, minute repeater hand-winding mechanical movement, single barrel Automaton animation with peacock, tropical leaves, hummingbird, toucan, dragonflies and waterfall.

Jewelling

86 jewels

Power reserve

50 hours

Frequency

21,600 v.p.h

Diameter

47mm

Indications

Off-centered hours and minutes

Case

Hand-engraved 18-karat red gold case Diameter 47 mm Height 18.95 mm Pièce unique (unique piece) engraved on the case-back

Dial

Hand-engraved and hand-painted white mother-of-pearl dial White mother-of-pearl subdial Hand-engraved and hand-painted 18-karat red gold decoration Hand-engraved and hand-painted peacock, hummingbird and toucan Hand-painted dragonflies with Super-LumiNova®

Hands

18-karat red gold

Strap

Rolled-edge hand-made brown alligator

Buckle

Luxury folding clasp in 18-karat red gold

Video


Tropical Bird Repeater

Following its tradition of exceptional automaton watches, Jaquet Droz unveils the Tropical Bird Repeater. Inspired by a tropical landscape, this timepiece celebrates the beauty of nature, its birds and other creatures. An exotic painting that pushes the boundaries ever further in the art of wonder, each copy of this stunning watch is limited to 8 unique pieces, the brand’s tutelary number. The exuberance of the dial perfectly matches the alligator-leather strap, available in green or black, as well as the hours and minutes dial in onyx and mother-of-pearl.

A date with emotion: like Gauguin's exotic paintings, this is an invitation to faraway places that delight the senses

Ateliers d’Art

The Tropical Bird Repeater watch – the only one of its kind in the world – brings together all the watchmaking and decorative expertise of the brand known by its two stars. Automatons, along with the Ateliers d’Art, represent two of the eight codes of the La Chaux-de-Fonds manufacture, enhanced here by hand by engravers and miniaturist painters These codes are indispensable to the creation of this scene with its flamboyant colors that emerge like a lush oasis on a mother-of-pearl dial, itself enclosed in a gold case adorned on the sides of its lugs and on the middle band with an animal motif hand-engraved by the brand’s craftsmen.


Automata and Technology

A true source of life, the waterfall offers serenity to the blooming tropical flora and fauna. At the heart of this garden of Eden, its water flows eternally in perfect realism. In the center, a hummingbird hand-carved and hand-engraved by the Maison’s artists moves towards a shrub of bright orange birds of paradise. A one-of-a-kind animation in watchmaking history, its wings beat up to forty times a second, adding incredible realism to the scene. To the right, a peacock with intense blue feathers opens and closes its tail, while a toucan emerges from the palm leaves at 3 o’clock to open its beak. The dancing flight of three elegant dragonflies, located at 9 o'clock, adds to the magic by day or by night as their tiny SuperLuminova®-coated wings glow in the dark…


“In all, seven animations that may exceed twelve seconds allow for up to four different scenarios, all the more striking as they contrast with the suspended background of the scene.

Repetition Minute

Alongside this prowess comes a grand horological complication, the minute repeater, which enables the marking on demand of the hours, quarter hours and minutes via the vibration of cathedral gongs struck by hammers inside the case. A push-piece activates this complex mechanism, which to this day remains the privilege of a handful of brands and collectors who will surely appreciate the innovations of the new Jaquet Droz RMA89 movement. The latter is equipped with a virtually silent wheel regulator, as the regulation of the minute repeater’s speed is operated by the friction between small outer spring blades. New rack springs, an extended pause between the quarter hours and minutes, and the striking of the quarter hours by a major third are also part of the complication’s innovations. The power reserve has been increased to 60 hours with an oscillating frequency of 3 Hz.