Animal Instincts Kick In At Jaquet Droz: Introducing The Petite Heure Minute Tiger

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minutes Tiger

Easily one of the top Swiss watch brands when it comes to artistic talent, Jaquet Droz is long known for its automatons and its hand-painted and hand-crafted dials. This brand regularly brings its dials to life with scenes that either move or are so elegantly carved or painted that they have multiple dimensions. Now, the…

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A Basic Guide To How Mother of Pearl Dials Are Made

Sowind Mother of pearl dial disks being readied for work. Photo by patriceschreyer.com. Many watches today feature mother-of-pearl dials. These shimmering orbs offer a  classic and elegant appeal. However,  mother of pearl is brittle and ultra thin when used as a dial, and breakage can easily occur. Here we take a quick look at how these…

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Women’s Special Edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina Watches

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina watches are powered by automatic calibers and are created by hand.

Jaeger-LeCoultre has long been involved in the world of film. The brand regularly sponsors and partners with Film Festivals around the world. Sometimes, too, the brand unveils special timepieces in celebration of that relationship. Such is the case with three recently unveiled Limited Edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous watches for women. These stunning watches (created in honor…

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Review: A Closer Look at the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Villes Lumières: Cities of Light On the Wrist

Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Villes Lumieres Beijing

  The new Metiers d’Art Villes Lumieres collection from Vacheron Constantin is a new series of watches whose dials feature nocturnal portraits of great cities from an aerial view. The dials of these watches are created using  a fusion of two eclectic art mediums, Grand Feu champleve enameling and hand applied precious powder, a technique…

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Jaquet Droz Unveils ‘Year of the Rooster’ Petite Heure Minute Watch for the Chinese New Year

There are two distinct dials for this year's Jaquet Droz Year of the Rooster watches: one painted, one sculpted.

It’s around the corner — the Chinese New Year begins on January 28, 2017, and rings in the year of the rooster.  In celebration, certain watch brands unveil timepieces dedicated to this 10th sign of the Chinese zodiac. Jaquet Droz is one such brand and this morning the company released its newest renditions — two dial…

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Inside Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rare Handcrafts Atelier (Dial Painting, Gem Setting, Technology)

It isn’t every day one gets to visit one of the top-tier Manufactures — but I have been lucky enough to visit Jaeger-LeCoultre twice in one year.  The brand, tucked away in the village of Le Sentier, Switzerland, has a rich history of watchmaking and innovative pioneering that sets it apart from most others and flags it…

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