Pierre Jaquet-Droz was above all a child of the Swiss Jura. In these valleys that are still today the cradle of Swiss watchmaking excellence, the sound of birdsong accompanies the cycle of the seasons. At first incorporated in real birdcages, these creations were soon transformed into pocket watches and table clocks of proportions as small as they were refined.
Les Ateliers d’Art
The Bird Repeater, conceived by the craftsmen – painters and sculptors – of the House, blends the history, know-how and imaginative power of Jaquet Droz in a way as precious as it is original.
The Bird Repeater is an authentic automaton, with a cam system inherited directly from the centur y of Enlightenment, and it calls upon the resources of all the decorative crafts. In a stunning visual show, The Bird Repeater represents a pair of Blue Tits, symbolic of the Jura region, together over the nest containing their fledglings. No less than eight different animation mechanisms act in synchronism…
The Minute Repeater
Jaquet Droz has associated The Bird Repeater to one of haute horlogerie’s most virtuoso complications: Minute Repeater. The watch strikes on demand the hours, quarters and minutes and sets the wonderful animated sequences in motion.
Over centuries, it became a legend, serving imperial whims before returning to its place of birth – almost by accident. The “Singing Bird Clock” by Jaquet Droz is a one-of-a-kind story in the history of watchmaking. It is one of the most mysterious tales of watchmaking in recent years – one that spans centuries and empires, as only Jaquet Droz could tell.…
With the Grande Seconde Quantième, Jaquet Droz gives a subtly modernized look to one of its flagship models, thanks to new hour makers and fresh colors. Since its creation, the Grande Seconde has always been an endless source of inspiration, to the point of becoming a brand emblem. In 2011, Jaquet Droz launched the Grande Seconde Quantième, a Grande…