Category: Jaquet Droz Swiss Made

Jaquet Droz Swiss Made

The Grande Seconde SW by Jaquet Droz, 2014 version

The 2014 version of the Grande Seconde SW by Jaquet Droz is a good example of how this replica watch brand has used one of its historic motifs, bringing it into our design-oriented present. The sporty Grande Seconde SW had alreay been introduced in 2008, and this year, three new versions have been launched, in …

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Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel by Jaquet Droz

The 1784 pocket replica watch by Pierre Jaquet-Droz There are some lucky replica watch brands that, to find new inspiration for a replica watch, only have to open the pages of their archives or brand museum and take a look. Jaquet Droz is a good example. The brand was founded by Pierre Jacquet-Droz (1721-1790), a …

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Jaquet Droz, a replica watch or a biology lesson?

Jaquet Droz replica watches often have a large dial with time indications on two decentred dials and a lot of blank space around them where there is nothing going on, as in the Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel. In other models, they have the same type of decentred dial, and a lot of space around …

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New replica watches in red aventurine and sunstone

Both Jaeger-LeCoultre and Jaquet Droz have presented women’s replica watches using versions of orange aventurine or sunstone for the dial. Aventurine is a quartz mineral with inclusions that give it a glistening effect. Van Cleef & Arpels used the blue variety of aventurine in the Midnight Planétarium and the Lady Arpels Heures Filantes, in which …

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Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Deadbeat

The 1784 pocket replica watch by Pierre Jaquet-Droz The Grande Seconde series of replica watches by Jaquet Droz is based on a pocket replica watch that brand founder Pierre Jaquet-Droz completed in 1784, with two intersecting dials, the larger subdial below for the seconds. It was a brilliant and quirky piece of design, and it …

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Several fashion designers have become the subject of movies: Isaac Mizrahi (Unzipped, 1995), Karl Lagerfeld (Lagerfeld Confidential, 2007), Valentino Garavani (Valentino: The Last Emperor, 2008), Coco Chanel (Coco before Chanel, 2009), Yves Saint Laurent (Saint Laurent, 2014), Martin Margiela (The Artist is Absent, 2015), and Raf Simons (Dior and I, 2015). Not to mention Devil …

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Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Butterfly Journey

Case in red gold, 43 mm in diameter, 11.48 mm thick, water resistance 30 metres Dial in grand feu enamel, with painted feijoa flowers Butterfly sculpted in red gold, with champlevé enamel for the wings Automatic Jaquet Droz 2653 movement, 28,800 vph (4 Hertz), power reserve 68 hours Jaquet Droz Butterfly Journey, red gold, reference …

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Jaquet Droz Eclipse

Jaquet Droz Eclipse, reference J012630240 Jaquet Droz Eclipse, aventurine dial, reference J012610271 Jaquet Droz 6553L2 automatic movement, power reserve 68 hours, 28,800 vph (4 Hertz) Jaquet Droz 6553L2 automatic movement, power reserve 68 hours, 28,800 vph (4 Hertz) Stainless steel case, 43 mm diameter, 13 mm thick, water resistant to 30 metres, display caseback Stainless …

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A hard-boiled replica watch: Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Mosaic Elephant

There have been all sorts of strange and unusual materials used in replica watchmaking, and Jaquet Droz have discovered yet another: eggshell. The elephant depicted on the dial is created using tiny pieces of quails’ eggs, in their natural colours ranging from light beige to brown-grey. The technique originates from Vietnam, and the motif, an …

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Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton

Sketch by Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz, 1774 The inspiration for this Jaquet Droz replica watch came from a sketch made by Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz (Pierre’s son), for an automaton of a cherub on a chariot drawn by a butterfly. From 1768 to 1774, Pierre and Henri-Louis created some extraordinary automata, such as The Writer (a boy who dips …