Does Your Watch have a Singing Bird? If Not, Take a Close-Up Look at the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater (Video)

 |  March 6th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Haute horology is a deft blend of technical innovations, artistry and handcrafted workmanship. All of these feats come together in the alluring Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Geneva—a watch that sits comfortably at the intersection of mechanical invention and art. The newest piece, like the others before it, honors Genève, where the brand’s namesake, Pierre Jaquet-Droz, opened his third workshop in 1784, and in so doing became the city’s first clock making manufacturer. This opening also introduced the city to watches featuring grand complications. For the Bird Repeater, Jaquet Droz not only brings birds to life and musical beauty, but also — using enamel, relief work and other techniques — decorates the background with historic Geneva land marks such…

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ONE AMAZING WATCH: Jaquet Droz Charming Bird- VIDEO

 |  July 26th, 2013

Jaquet Droz has long been known for its mastery of automatons – moving figures on a timepiece. This year, though, the brand takes the concept to new heights in the form of the multi-dimensional Charming Bird – the first singing bird automata wrist watch in the world. The revolutionary watch was first unveiled at BaselWorld a few months ago, but it is just beginning to released. The ground-breaking technology for this 3-D 47mmtimepiece—for which a patent has been filed – operates  via a system of piston-driven bellows that enable the complete feathered bird to turn, flap its wings and move its head. The complex system of the watch’s geartrain, bridges and plate are visible via a sapphire dial and dome…

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