Jaquet Droz: The Bird Repeater, closer to nature...
Swiss watch brand Jaquet Droz has presented an exceptional timepiece. A standard watch. A rare timepieces: The Bird Repeater. A minute repeater associated with a mechanism of automata (47 mm) of 508 components who asked two years of development and which will be marketed in two versions of eight copies: one in white gold set with diamonds and one in rose gold.
When he sees the day in 1721, Pierre Jaquet-Droz, the founder of the workshop that would soon bear his name, is a child of the Jura Switzerland. In these valleys which still today remain the cradle of Swiss watchmaking excellence, it is time to life in communion with the surrounding nature.
The seasons occur at the singing of the birds that spend. Singing these animals, for which the enlightenment is passionate, between naturalism and coquetry, probably lulled the summers of the young prodigy at the edge of the Saut du Doubs waterfall.
Beautiful, free, fascinating, birds delight their Rolex replica watches time and the young watchmaker will, from the beginning, appropriating this trend. Because if Pierre Jaquet-Droz asserts itself as a virtuoso of the engineering watch, the man is also a full contractor of boldness, coupled with an Aesthete in tune with the tastes of his time.
At a time where is the encyclopedia, where science earn their letters of nobility, while shiver the foundations of the industrial revolution, Pierre Jaquet-Droz strives to make his job a challenge: to copy the living. Its controllers — musician, writer, cartoonist... today exposed at the Musee d'Art et d'Histoire of Neuchatel - will amaze many heads crowned with the time.
But Nature is also in honour Replica Watches UK of this singular vision, and birds are particularly represented. The image of a scientist dissecting the secrets of its object of study to understand it perfectly, Pierre Jaquet-Droz and his successors are needed with their series of clocks long-line.
Very quickly because of the latest innovations in miniaturization, they soon give rise to amazing singing watches. First integrated in veritable cages with birds, his creations benefit from the evolution of miniature watch, turning soon in pocket watches and clocks of tables that refined also reduced proportions.
Authentic stars of their time, the birds"of the famous farm of Sur le Pont to the Chaux-de-Fonds are not only mechanical treasures, but also of the decorative arts of the time. Enamels capturing every nuance of the plumage, gold, pearls, precious stones, nothing is too good for these exceptional timepieces delivering today unchanged internationally at Jaquet-Droz.
For many years, whether it's the canvas on which the painter brought his work or the dial on which the sculptor applies its decoration in relief, the workshops of the brand paid tribute to the birds and their give life.
The oldest of the dreams of men - to fly, Jaquet Droz now offers a new dimension and pushes the boundaries of watchmaking with The Bird Repeater. 'Envisioned by the architects of the House, this timepiece combines history, know-how and imagination of the only new valuable way mark' says the release.
More concretely, The Bird Repeater staged a couple of chickadees, symbols of the region of Jura where is native Pierre Jaquet-Droz, gathered above the nest where their young. Another nod to the origins of the manufacture, the jump of the Doubs waterfall also adorns the dial of this new watchmaking treasure.
Fully animated through a complex mechanism, this painting in three dimensions will truly come to life. While one of the birds look to give her child the beaked, his companion wings unfold revealing delicate shades of colors. Located in the heart of the nest, an egg opens to reveal a chick, while the waterfall trickles incessantly.
Jaquet Droz has endowed The Bird Repeater to one of the most beautiful scomplications of haute horlogerie: the minute Repeater. This allows a simple pressure of the finger, hear ringing hours, quarters and minutes and trigger its valuable animations. The resonance of the sound of the cathedral stamp, born of two towers of the movement, has no equal that the complexity of the chimes system contained in the housing 47 mm diameter gold (18.4 mm thick).
Featuring a power reserve 48 hours, composed of 508 different elements, this watch is offered in two models, one white gold set with diamonds, the other in red gold, edited each 8 copies only. While The Bird Repeater is now revealed, the factory completes a piece which will Crown its historic link with the world of birds at Baselworld 2014.
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