The complication of independent seconds, also known as “deadbeat” seconds, was developed during the Age of Enlightenment, at the time of Pierre Jaquet-Droz. On a deadbeat seconds watch, the direct-drive seconds hand no longer advances in a linear fashion, but rather makes a small jump at every second. With its accurate measurement, it is considered […]

Pierre Jaquet-Droz was a Swiss-born watchmaker who in the late XVIIIth century became famous with his humanoid automatons and mechanic birds that mesmerised kings, emperors and other potentates. The brand that continues his heritage has launched in 2012 an exceptional homage to its namesake, The Bird Repeater. A phenomenal timepiece incorporating eight spectacular animations: the […]

At the end of this month, the winners of the 2014 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) will be announced during a red-carpet event at Geneva’s Grand Théâtre. When it comes to this kind of competitions, it is way more fun to follow them if you have a list of winners of your own. Here […]

Jaquet Droz is celebrating 275 years of history with a traveling exhibition – the Enchanted Journey Exhibit – that after Moscow, Basel, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau, will stop at The Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas. This journey through time sheds light on the relationship between Classic 18th century and contemporary works. Timeless icons, […]

Wristwatches can be categorized in several styles and as fashion accessories, when combining them with your outfit, it is essential to be aware of the category they will fall into. Some might argue that these days, this is less important as anything goes and what really counts is to feel good and not to worry […]