The home of Jaquet Droz launches two new versions of the delightful Bird timepiece, which was honored the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in the time of its launch. The model is considered as the first watch ever to feature a unique singing bird.
Recently, Jaquet Droz presents two new editions in white gold and red with an ivory Grand Feu enamel dial. All of the latest variants are available in a partial edition of just pieces – a lucky number of Jaquet Droz’s.
This extraordinary variant that relies on on two patented devices is a sort of an honor to Pierre Jaquet Droz and his celebrated machines. Combining its automatic and watchmaking skills, the Maison has succeeded to place a miniaturized machine under the elegant sapphire crystal covering the dial. The scale of smallness was so tiny that it demanded the most research.
The delightful Bird is a watch powered by 2 autonomous movements. The primary, for the minutes and hours, is placed under the ivory Grand Feu dial, at twelve o’clock. The 2nd, which can run up to forty seconds prior to having to be wound, powers the robot bird. A very special Magnetic Speed manage system controls the melody and movement, managing the friction and stopping premature wear. It also stops out noise from energy distribution, so that the noise of birdsong can just be heard.
The melody is produced by air compression surrounded by 3 sapphire crystal tubes – the primary in watch making a planet. The noise is released via a whistle to create a song to which the bird, painted and engraved in the Jaquet Droz Ateliers d’Art, movements in time. 2 new versions of the appealing Bird, available in white gold or red gold, are powered by Jaquet Droz, self-winding automatic movement.