AUTOMATA As with all Jaquet Droz creations, beauty goes hand in hand with mechanical ingenuity. These pieces of fine watchmaking mark the start of a new arena of exploration for the brand: mechanical animation of timepieces in three dimensions.
His automata – The Writer, The Musician and The draughtsman, now exhibited at the Neuchâtel Museum of Art and History – were to amaze many royal audiences at the time. Reviving this Art of Astonishement, Jaquet Droz now reveals its newest treasures.
As the encyclopedia was being drafted, as sciences were gaining their authority and the foundations of the industrial revolution were being laid, Pierre Jaquet Droz strove to make his trade a genuine challenge: that of copying life itself. His automata – The Writer, The Musician and The draughtsman, now exhibited at the Neuchâtel Museum of Art and History – were to amaze many
Hand-polished and satin-brushed stainless steel case. Inlaid decoration made from darkened and varnished pearwood veneer. Hand-polished and satin-brushed stainless steel pen, refillable black or blue ink. Engraved signature on a plate on the cover. Power reserve indicator in an aperture. Dimensions 158 x 82 mm. Created to order.
Jaquet Droz is among the most unique of the Swatch Group’s high-end brands, known for their excellence in traditional decoration methods as well as their use of automata, or moving mechanical devices meant to imitate life.The Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater is the latest creation of mechanical artistry from the La Chaux-de-Fonds manufacture, celebrating the Enlightenment-era passion for replica watch
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