Meet the Jaquet Droz “Year of the Monkey” Petite Heure Minute Watches

The artisans at Jaquet Droz created two new “Year of the Monkey” Petite Heure Minute watches this year– and each is a stunner. Each is based on the legend of the Monkey King (Sun Wukong), widely referred to in Chinese literature,  who, although tasked with the job of protecting the Garden of Celestial Peaches (whose fruit…

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Does Your Watch have a Singing Bird? If Not, Take a Close-Up Look at the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater (Video)

By Gordon Henderson Haute horology is a deft blend of technical innovations, artistry and handcrafted workmanship. All of these feats come together in the alluring Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Geneva—a watch that sits comfortably at the intersection of mechanical invention and art. The newest piece, like the others before it, honors Genève, where the brand’s namesake,…

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