Jaquet Droz introduced a new ultra-complicated timepiece, the Bird Repeater. Presented in a 47 mm rose gold case fitted on a rolled-edge black alligator strap , the most beautiful aspect of the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater watch is the dial; It is totally done by hand and is incredibly well-detailed.
“The Bird Repeater is an authentic automaton, with a cam system inherited directly from the century of Enlightenment, and it calls upon the resources of all the decorative crafts. In a stunning visual show, The Bird Repeater represents a pair of Blue Tits, symbolic of Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s native Jura region, together over the nest containing their fledglings. No less than eight different animation mechanisms act in synchronism…”
Only 16 pieces will be made, the Bird Repeater is priced at $472,500 in 18k red gold, and $493,500 in 18k white gold with diamonds. Technical Specifications after the break.
Limited edition of 8 pieces in red gold and 8 pieces in gray/white gold with diamonds.
Movement: Jaquet Droz RMA88, hand-winding mechanical movement, single barrel
Indications: Off-centered hours and minutes
Jewelling: 69 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 18,000 v.p.h
Case: 18-carat red gold, diameter Ø 47 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Dial: Hand engraved and painted mother-of-pearl, black onyx center. Hand engraved and painted birds
Hands: 18-carat red gold
Strap: Rolled-edge hand made black alligator leather strap
Buckle:18-carat red gold folding clasp