As a logical continuity to our Jaquet Droz discoveries, we’ve decided to step up a gear in terms of watchmaking complexity. After the refined simplicity of the Grande Heure GMT, we now introduce you to a new model of the brand, a merger of two previous creations: the Quantième Perpétuel Éclipse (Perpetual Calendar Eclipse).
Superb. Excuse us but it is the first word that comes to our mind to describe the watch we are introducing today. Indeed, it is simply “beautiful”, by its simplicity, aesthetics and functionality. Here is the second opus of our special Jaquet Droz selection with the Grande Heure GMT.
After having spent a couple of days in Switzerland inside Jaquet Droz “Ateliers d’Arts” (see our reports here) and discovered the very specific world of this beautiful brand, we wanted to push the experience a step further and share with you some of our favourite watches signed with the two initial “J:D”.
As you might have guessed earlier, Vianney Halter wasn’t the only one to be confronted with our camera (see his video interview). Once again in collaboration with EKSO Watches Gallery, we had the pleasure to meet and discuss watches with another renowned craftsman: Mister Kari Voutilainen.
We visited Jaquet Droz Manufacture to have a closer look to the famous “Ateliers d’Art” that contribute greatly to the reputation of the brand. These two days spent in the heart of the workshops where the most elaborate models are created allowed us to better understand a new area of the world of fine watchmaking.
What a pleasure to spend time – as precious as it is – looking at nice watch on his wrist! Of course, this is not the most lucrative activity but what do you want, a little sweetness in this cruel world never hurts… Especially when we are dealing with a so-called: “complicated” watch.
Needless to remind you, the Rolex exhibition dedicated to the history of its famous Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is currently in place at the Bon Marché in Paris and that, until October 26. We finally went there and here’s what we discovered. Read more…
We introduced you to Vianney Halter and his awesome creation called Deep Space Tourbillon a few months ago. A watch especially designed to embody the three dimensions that humans know and to calculate the time that humans use as a temporal reference through a three axe Tourbillon.
You might have understand that we take a perverse pleasure in mixing styles at Les Rhabilleurs. If yesterday we ended a series of exclusive reports inside Jaquet Droz workshops, this does not prevent us from moving today to a small watch brand that we greatly appreciate called Autodromo, which just revealed a new collection of watches inspired from the 60′s/70′s.
Third and final episode of our special report inside Jaquet Droz Manufacture. As to conclude this series on a “bright touch”, let’s talk about stone setting. No such thing indeed than highlighting a very nice watchmaking piece with the brightness of a diamond.