Jaquet Droz

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm

Jaquet Droz is introducing the Grande Seconde Quantième 41 mm. Seven variations of the new watch are available: four of the editions have an 18-carat red-gold case with grand feu enamel dials in anthracite, ivory, burgundy, or deep blue. Meanwhile, the…

Jaquet Droz CEO Christian Lattmann
Lunch with: Jaquet Droz CEO Christian Lattmann

Jaquet Droz is all about emotions. Almost 300 years ago, Pierre Jaquet-Droz already knew how to excite people around the world, from France to China, with his snuff boxes, pocket watches and automata. Today, it’s up to Christian Lattmann and…

Jaquet Droz Manufacture
Jaquet Droz Manufacture – Where Birds Never Stop Singing

Christian Lattmann already waits in the manufacture’s entrance as we arrive in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The brand’s CEO welcomes us in such a heartfelt way, as if we had been long-time friends of the Maison. It all feels so familiar, not…

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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…

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Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One – The first skeletonized movement

Swatch Group founder Nicolas G. Hayek had a perceptive intuition for traditional watchmakers of which horological heritage has been ageing little over the years and he had a strong demand to keep the Swiss watch industry alive – thus, his…