A universally symbolic creature cherished by the world of Jaquet Droz, the singing bird now appears in two new versions which put mechanical virtuosity hand in hand with contemporary poetry.Hailing from a family of peasant-watchmakers during the Age of Enlightenment, Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721-1790) embraced the...

Jaquet Droz – Grande Seconde Dual Time   When you think of a “second time zone”, what always comes to mind is a busy dial drowning in counters and central hands. The watchmakers at Jaquet Droz have unveiled a more classic and incredibly stylish take on...

"Black is the one colour that contains and consumes all others," said French painter and sculptor Henri Matisse (1869-1954). The intense shiny black jade dial on the Grande Seconde Décentrée Onyx plays with the light bouncing off two white gold rings that come together to...

According to the Chinese horoscope, we’ll move into the year of the fire monkey on February 8th. The monkey, a symbol of intelligence and mischief, is celebrated by Jaquet Droz in the limited edition Petite Heure Minute Relief Singe featuring Sun Wukong, a character from...

“Paillonnage” is an ornamental technique that’s almost three hundred years old. It involves using tiny pieces of gold leaf or “paillons” to create a raised design which is then coated in a layer of enamel to make it colourful, glossy and translucent. Burgundy enamel beams...

Best known for its fabulous ivory Grand Feu enamel dials and figure 8 shape, the La Chaux-de-Fonds watchmaker has surprised its admirers with a modern take on its timepieces. The steel case comes in two sizes (39 and 43mm diameter) and houses the self-winding JD1150P...

With historic links to China that date back several centuries, the Swiss watchmaker now unveils its first showcase in the capital of the People's Republic. It is no accident that Jaquet Droz and China enjoy such a long-standing association. For almost three hundred years now, the...

Fluttering with butterflies and blooming with flowers: Jaquet Droz has, as usual, brightened up 2015 with his signature sophisticated poetry. The expertise that the Chaux-de-Fonds watchmaker has been famous for since the 18th century has gone into the wonderfully feminine Lady 8. The piece is...