In 2012, The Bird Repeater featured two blue tits and their young, reaffirming the virtuoso expertise of Jaquet Droz, passed down from the 18th century and realized here in miniature. The following year, The Charming Bird watch marked the brand’s 275th anniversary with a new interpretation of the bird in an ultra-modern decorative setting and this time singing.

Now, Jaquet Droz presents The Bird Repeater Openwork – a more streamlined and contemporary-looking model that has nonetheless retained intact the animated features that made it a success: a duo of blue tit birds feeding their fledglings, the spreading wings, the tumbling waterfall and the hatching egg. But the Jaquet Droz craftsmen have decided to make aesthetic changes in the name of modernization.

 

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Sapphire dial, black onyx subdial, hand-engraved and hand-painted birds and minute repeater, hand-winding mechanical movement. © Jaquet Droz


Behind the sapphire crystal dial, the automated movement has been "exposed" so that each of the colored animations are more visible and the components of the black, anthracite and gray automaton are revealed. This new depth and contrast in color accentuate every minute detail – the feathers, the eyes, the curve of the bird’s body, the flowing water – as well as the delicacy of the engraving and paint work.

The new Bird Repeater comes in white gold on a black alligator leather strap and is available as a limited edition of eight pieces.

 

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© Jaquet Droz