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.

Ulysse Nardin Jazz Minute Repeater

Swiss luxury watch manufacture Ulysse Nardin unveils Jazz Minute Repeater, a brand new complication timepiece uniting traditional watch making with the fine art of hand-engraved Jaquemarts. Inspired from JAZZ, the iconic music genre brought to life by African American’s in the early 1900s, this timepiece from Ulysse Nardin boasts an artist applied 18 carat gold “musicians” on a genuine black onyx dial depicting the performance of a music band on stage. When the minute repeater lever is activated, the hours, quarters and minutes, or a combination of these units, chime, and the band begins its show, playing along with the time. The workmanship of the Jaquemarts or animated figures that move in sync with the activated minute repeater is a rare art which requires exceptional talent and known how. The highly precious platinum case measuring 42 mm diameter houses the manual winding movement UN-74 which powers this complication timepiece. The Jazz Minute Repeater will be produced in a limited-edition of 18 pieces in platinum.