Amazing Steampunk Signing Machine by Jaquet Droz

There are a few things that you can always expect from a Jaquet Droz product: ingenuity, exquisite craftsmanship, and time honored technique. Their Signing Machine is no exception. It has been in development for four years has now been launched as part of the brand’s 280th anniversary. This automaton consists of some 585 parts and is fully mechanical. The machine must be unlocked using a 4 digit pin code before it can be used. Inspired by the Writer and the Draughtsman, this machine is capable of carrying out perfect, consistent signatures with the help of a reworked movement. The machine is the subject of two patent applications and can now complete two full signatures before needing to wound using the lever on its side.

Limited Edition Luxury Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater

The singing bird has always been a beloved creature, inspiring numerous artworks throughout time and adorning clocks, music boxes and many other goodies. Jaquet Droz has been bringing the saga of the singing bird to wristwatches for many years, with sculpted birds acting as automatons on dials of the brand’s musical watches and adding an overwhelming visual appeal to their creations. The new Jaquet Droz Tropical Bird Repeater takes fine craftsmanship to the very next level, celebrating five years of creating special “bird” watches by transforming the magnificent and colorful hummingbird into an ambassador of style and luxury. Boasting artisan techniques, including the creation of the bird, as well as the foliage and other decorations on the dial, this gorgeous watch is a work of art more than anything else.

Jaquet Droz The Bird Repeater Watch

Jaquet Droz is known for their rich history of creating automata. This time they amaze us with their newest creation, the Bird Repeater. A combination of a minute repeater and an automata of birds feeding three chicks, of which one comes out of an egg, while the water of the stream flows in a continuous cascade. The dial is totally done by hand and is incredibly well-detailed. The base dial is mother of pearl, which is hand-engraved and painted. The waterfall done on a rotating disc which spins to create the illusion of falling water. The birds and nest are also hand-engraved and painted individually. The animation sequence has an impressive level of action with wings opening, eggs hatching, and chicks being fed. Just 16 pieces will be made, 8 in 18-karat gold and 8 items with diamonds. The price will be close to half a million Swiss francs.