Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch

May 03, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch

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http://www.jaquet-droz.com/en/watches/automata/tropical-bird-repeater-j033033200


Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch - Closeup
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(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Product Lifespan: 10 - 30 Years
Product Quality: 9
Value for Money: 8
Budget about SGD $661,500 per person.


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The limited edition Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch is a masterful showcase, a luxurious and beautiful work of art combining master mechanical craftsmanship, aesthetic intricacy, and a knack for storytelling, honed over the Jaquet Droz brand's 280 year history. At its heart, the Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch is a chiming watch; the minute repeater movement translates time into precise, pristine tinkles that echoes the toasting of champagne glasses.

Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch
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With the Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch, the technical dexterity and micro-engineering required to arduously craft the precise minute repeater movement is only half the story. When activated, a theatrical performance is set in motion; 7 different animations spanning 4 scenes, amidst an equatorial forest; bringing this living painting to life on the dial. Several planes of depth lend incredible realism for the viewer, transporting you to the actual scene.

Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch - Front
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There's so much beauty to take in all at once. A trio of dragonflies flutter along a cascading waterfall, their wings glowing in the dark. A fluttering hummingbird approaches vibrant bird-of-paradise flowers, its wings beating up to 40 times a second; a one-of-a-kind animation. A toucan peeks out from palm fronds and opens its beak, while below, a peacock unfurls its plume of feathers, concealing the leopard looking on languidly. Such is the flamboyance and realism of each minature, hand-painted, sculptured piece, that it takes a total of 3 artisan craftsmen a month to build 1 whole watch. Little wonder that only 8 pieces of the Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch have been created.

Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch - Back
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Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch

Description: Some watches tell time, some tell a story. A rendezvous with emotion: like Gauguin’s exotic paintings, the Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch is an invitation to faraway places and delights for the senses. The only one of its kind in the world, the Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch brings together all the watchmaking and decorative expertise of the brand, in a celebration of the beauty of nature. A piece destined for discerning collectors, this honours the Enlightenment-era passion for nature and animals of founder Pierre Jaquet-Droz.

Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater Watch - Open & Close
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Product Code: J033033200

Specifications:

  • Jaquet Droz RMA89, minute repeater hand-winding mechanical movement
  • Single barrel automaton animation with peacock, tropical leaves, hummingbird, toucan, dragonflies, and waterfall
  • Off-centered hours and minutes indicators
  • 60 hours power reserve
  • 86 case jewels
  • Frequency of 21,600 vph
  • Watch hands made from 18-karat red gold
  • Cabinet size diameter 47mm x height 18.95mm, hand-engraved 18-karat red gold case, individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
  • Rolled-edge, hand-made dark green alligator strap, with luxury folding buckle clasp in 18-karat red gold
  • Hand-engraved and hand-painted white mother-of-pearl dial, black onyx subdial





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