11 April 2018


Posted on April 11, 2018 at 2:09 PM by

Jaquet Droz inaugurated its first boutique in Dubai in the legendary Dubai Mall, marking a major milestone in the watchmaker’s global expansion.

Christian Lattmann, CEO of the brand, was there alongside Marc Aellen, Jaquet Droz Vice President and Head of International Sales, Ramesh Prabhakar, Managing Partner of Rivoli Group and Abraham Koshy, Chief Operating Officer Rivoli Group. Surrounded by many of the brand’s connoisseurs and friends, they cut the ribbon to open this new showcase for Swiss fine watchmaking.

The event was also an opportunity for Jaquet Droz to present its latest releases, unveiled just a few weeks earlier at Baselworld. Customers and collectors were able to admire the new versions of the Grande Seconde and the Lady 8 Petite for the first time, together with some rare limited editions, including the Signing Machine and the Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch. This extraordinary unique piece represents the entire spectrum of Jaquet Droz craftsmanship. It also carries on the long tradition of automata originally established by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, pushing new technical, creative and artistic boundaries.

Another exceptional automaton was on display: the red gold Tropical Bird Repeater. This animated timepiece brings to life an entire scene, featuring a hummingbird that flaps its wings an amazing 40 times per second. The piece reflects the way the firm draws inspiration from nature, and also sports a minute repeater. Just eight have been produced – a distillation of the ethos of Jaquet Droz Ateliers d’Art, encompassing sculpture, engraving and miniature painting.

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