Jaquet Droz Watches
Pierre Jaquet-Droz was one of the greatest craftsmen of his time. Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1721, he was a master watchmaker of genius and vision who marked the history of his profession. Since Jaquet Droz joined the Swatch Group in 2000, it has continued its never-ending quest to perpetuate the history and expertise of its founder.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Ceramic Black
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Ivory Enamel
Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Aventurine
Since Jaquet Droz was acquired by the Swatch Group, it has returned to its town of origin, La Chaux-de-Fonds – the native town the founder. The brand moved into its new Atelier de HauteHorlogerie in the summer 2010. The new premises, occupying 2.500 m², will provide further incentive to grow and succeed. Like Jaquet Droz timepieces, they reflect consummate expertise and craftsmanship enriched by distinctive spirit of the house. Today, the brand is well equipped to respond to strong market demand and the aspirations of the clientele.
Since it was first established in 1738, Jaquet Droz has perpetuated the spirit of innovation and aesthetic refinement of its founder, Pierre Jaquet-Droz. The first watchmaker to set up a workshop in Geneva, along with his son, Henri-Louis, this ingenious inventor and man of uncommon vision conquered the royal courts of Europe and China with his stunning creations: fabulous humanoid automata and precious musical watches. Expressing the values of the Age of Enlightenment, this elegant and well-traveled philosophy still forms the core of our identity.
Jaquet Droz timepieces have always combined design, materials and expertise with the most unexpected mechanical refinements. Complications of surpassing sophistication are juxtaposed with the purity of enamel or the luster of pearls and precious stones, while madeto-order dials showcase magnificent minerals and finely worked decorations. The manufacture’s exclusive spirit remains intact after nearly three centuries, as attested by its ultra-select collections and its Numerus Clausus limited editions. At Jaquet Droz, we remain true to our time-honored goal, namely, to push back the limits of the art of wonder.