Jaquet Droz

Jaquet Droz workshop was founded in Switzerland in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1738. Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721-1790) the founder of the company, watchmaker, jeweler, inventor and excellent merchant, was a genius who impressed engineers, courtiers and the royals, including Marie Antoinette, presenting mechanical dolls which could draw and play the harpsichord. Some of these can be seen even today. It is the memory of the fabulous royal festivities or soft whisper of fine fabrics falling down during the dates, where the colors snatched from weak gold flickering and gems’ shining, become unprecedentedly bright.

Over the past centuries Jaquet Droz extended the boundaries of the formal court life in generous yet moderate way. Grande Seconde pocket watch, the sample of the XX century watch-making art, confirms this fact. There are two indicators on the ivory dial. The first one shows hours and minutes, and the second one shows seconds. The hands are off-centered. This design has become a hallmark of Jaquet Droz philosophy, which is based on impeccable technique and refined & bold design. This philosophy continues to define the image of the brand. This mechanical self winding watch with two barrel drums is an outstanding work of precise engineering wrapped in precious materials.

One glance at Jaquet Droz watch is enough to learn the whole story. They are comparable with the works of art. Treasures of skillful design, centuries-old experience, elements’ handicraft technique and an endless search for the perfect shapes are hidden behind strict & simple lines of these timepieces. Luxury is modest today. It is produced in a limited number of copies.

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