Discussing Jaquet Droz watches in the US is almost futile. It isn’t that you can’t find this small Swatch Group brand in the US, but rather that it is extremely rare. I saw my first one in Europe personally. I’ve always liked this brand but haven’t known what to make of it. A lot of their designs are good, but currently they lack direction and leadership as far as I can tell. The last time the brand was really on my radar in any serious way was when Manuel Emch (current CEO of Romain Jerome) was the head honcho over there.
This Jaquet Droz Watches Prices In India Replica watch from a few years ago is a great example of what the brand is capable of in terms of design. This specific model is itself extremely rare said to have been made as a limited edition of just 8 pieces. 8 being an important number and symbol for the brand as it is a good luck number in Asia (where a lot of Jaquet Droz pieces are apparently sold). This model is the Quantieme Perpetuel Calendar watch in 18k rose gold. There was another version that was not limited which was offered in 18k white gold.
Via the various images here you can see how this collection has evolved. Each of these watches used the Jaquet Droz caliber 5863 automatic perpetual calendar movement. With a lovely symmetrical set of dials and retrograde hands, this is a very unique and impressive layout for a perpetual calendar set of complications. The other images are there to show you have Jaquet Droz has implemented this movement in other watches.
The 18k rose gold case is 43mm wide and comes attached to a black crocodile strap. The dial is a mixture of elements and includes blued-steel hands. A bit hard to tell, the dial is gold and Aventurine. It almost looks as though Pierre Jaquet-droz Watches Replica asked F.P. Journe for help with the design. The dial includes the time with subsidiary seconds dial, retrograde day and date, month dial, and a small leap year indicator window. You can see the movement through a rear sapphire caseback window.
While this Jaquet Droz watch is a lovely thing, it is also very expensive. Original price for the limited edition Quantieme Perpetuel Calendar model in 18k rose gold was said to be over $60,000. Price now for one on James List is about $39,500 – check it out here.
Clearly, I have a soft place for contemporary watches which attempt to recreate the imperial artistic density of classic timepiece creations that I fawn within museum settings. Brands like Jaquet Droz have a rich history to pull away from, but in fact, the whole watch industry has literally several hundred decades of amazing designs and artistic techniques to inspire them. Modern tastes and industrial clinics prevent the majority of the historical hand-done artwork for use on today’s watches, but it is nice to know that at least some watches such as the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Paillonnée attempt to unite modern aesthetic considerations with artistic methods that lots of people can continue to love. I believe Jaquet Droz combines the old and the new together quite well in watches in this way, but they are quite limited in their creation by nature. J013014270 (as you’ll see in a moment, a name that’s a bit ironic). Restricted to only 28 pieces, this is an interestingly decorative version of one of the very simple and tasteful tourbillon watches available.aBlogtoWatch first coated the Jaquet Droz Grande Second Tourbillon here, back in 2012. That makes it sort of “uni-sex,” although this size and style is a favorite in Asia, a place where Jaquet Droz is quite successful. So while the diamonds and mother-of-pearl are a bit feminine for some Western man preferences, I would not move ahead and assume this is a woman’s watch. It is in fact promoted as a men’s design, I believe.