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Jaquet Droz’s Bird Repeater – The Twitcher’s Dream Time Piece
By Romit Jethwaney — February 06, 2013
 
Jaquet Droz’s Bird Repeater
Inspired from the mind of Pierre Jaquet-Droz, a swiss-born watch maker, the Bird Repeater stands out from his other collections bearing a artisan outlook to say the least. The ideology reflects art and passion in the most profound manner, exemplifying horological expertise.

The dial is represented in a very exquisite manner with two blue twits, native to the Swiss region, which are clearly seen perched on the edges of their nest. To add, the nest contains two fledglings and an egg. This entire canvas is surrounded by the Saut du Doubs waterfall in the Swiss Canton of Neuchatel.

The beauty of the timepiece is the three-dimensional aura which comes to life at the push of a button. The animation is spectacular when on bird bobs down to nourish the fledgling, while the other spreads its colorful wings. Simultaneously the egg in the nest opens, giving birth to a chick. It is a remarkable sight to have on a watch.

To add, the push-button also triggers a minute repeater, which strikes the hours, quarters, and minutes as the birds put on their show. The system uses the mechanism of a cathedral gong whose resonant, mellow tones are caused by two turns around the mechanism.

Its no surprise that the watch took 2 years to develop. Featured in a 47 mm case in 18K rose gold matched by its black alligator strap consisting of a rose gold folding clasp. This extraordinary watch has been produced in a limited edition of only eight pieces with each engraved with a series number.

This unique creation is priced at USD 473,500. Although, the time pieces in the white gold case are priced at a premium cost of USD 493,500.
 
 
Jacquet Droz Bird Repeater
 
 
Jaquet Droz’s Bird Repeater Caliber Movement
Jaquet Droz’s Bird Repeater Artwork
Jaquet Droz’s Bird Repeater Complication
Jaquet Droz’s Bird Repeater Side View
Jaquet Droz’s Bird Repeater front view
Jaquet Droz’s Bird Repeater front view & back view
 
 
 
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