01 Febbraio 2010

Jaquet Droz and Chinese Emperor

QianLong The Emperor of Qing Dinasty was engrossed in European mechanical clocks and automatons. He set up a national own private office with hundreds of people working for the importation and trading of these watch & Automatons from Europe. One of the main trading company with the Tsing Dynasty, James Cox London, shipped a lot of Jaquet Droz master pieces from the Jaquet Droz London Manufacture to the Forbidden City in that period. Jaquet Droz is the first watch brand imported to the Forbidden City and there are a lot of Jaquet Droz Automatons and pocket watches in the Forbidden City "warehouse" today.