Swiss luxury watch maker Jaquet Droz unveils Bird Repeater Geneva, a remarkable automaton watch that honours the city of Geneva, where Pierre Jaquet-Droz opened his third workshop in 1784 to produce timepieces featuring grand complications.
For this new edition, Jaquet Droz has brought together the sum of the talents that make up its Ateliers d'Art to stage a further celebration. Pastoral and urban converge to form the background décor of The Bird Repeater Geneva, uniting all the symbols of the Swiss city on a white mother-of-pearl dial. Thus have the engravers, painters and enamelers achieved the feat of reproducing, in miniature, Lake Geneva, its famous Jet d'Eau fountain and lighthouse - Le Phare des Pâquis - as well as the silhouette of the Salève, the pre-Alpine peak considered the city's "balcony."
Model: Bird Repeater Geneva
Numerus Clausus 8
Jaquet Droz RMA88, minute repeater hand-winding mechanical movement, single barrel
Jewelling: 69 jewels
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 18,000 v.p.h
Off-centered hours and minutes
18-carat red gold case
Diameter 47 mm
Height 18.70 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: Nil
"18-carat red gold dial
Hand-engraved and hand-painted gold dial, black onyx sub-dial
Hand-engraved and hand-painted birds"
HANDS: 18-carat red gold
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator leather
Buckle: 18-carat red gold folding clasp