Parmigiani Fleurier dial sample
Parmigiani Fleurier – From Restoration To Haute Horlogerie Manufacture

Once, the small village of Fleurier in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel has been an important place for watch making. But in the 1970s the quartz crisis had a major impact on the watch industry in Fleurier. At that time…

jaquet droz loving butterfly automaton
Blinded By Love – Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton

At the time when Pierre Jaquet-Droz was born in 1721, the golden age for automatons just started. The engineer Jacques de Vaucanson enchanted the people with his ‘mechanical duck’, made of more than 400 moving components and able to move…