Jaquet Droz presents a new masterpiece inspired by tropical landscapes after launching an extraordinary automatic doll watch in 2012. Praising the beauty of nature with dynamic birds and other animals is breathtaking, breaking through the boundaries of imagination again.
Like Gauguin’s exotic paintings, this watch is like an invitation to a distant journey, inspiring the senses and evoking emotional resonance. The Tropical Bird Repeater is a masterpiece of originality, condensing Jacques Droo’s superb watchmaking skills and decorative craftsmanship. The Tropical Wind Intelligence Time Bird Minute Repeater is specially created for senior collectors. It inherits the long tradition of Jacques Dro and the founder of the brand, Pierre Jacques Dro, has a passion for nature and animals during the Enlightenment. Automatic dolls and art workshops are two of the eight characteristics of La Chau-de-Fang’s watchmaking workshops, exuding charming beauty under the hands of carvers and miniature painters. The colorful scenes are like a soft and lush oasis, which jumps out on the mother-of-pearl dial, and the sides of the lugs and the ring of the red gold case are decorated with animal patterns carved by the brand’s artisans.
The waterfall is a veritable source of life, providing a peaceful and peaceful environment for the proliferation of tropical flora and fauna. In this garden of Eden, waterfalls flow endlessly and come to life. In the center of the dial, a hummingbird hand-carved and engraved by the brand’s art master flies to a cluster of bright orange strelitzia. Hummingbird wings can be fanned forty times per second, which is the first time in the history of watchmaking, and it gives a stunning sense of realism to the event scene. On the right side of the dial, a beautiful blue peacock opens and closes the tail screen, while the toucan at three o’clock hides between the palm leaves and emerges when the leaves are separated and opens its mouth. Three elegant dragonflies flutter at the nine o’clock position, and the delicate wings are coated with SuperLuminova®, which flashes at night, making the watch appealing no matter day or night. A total of 7 active devices with a duration of more than 12 seconds can stage 4 different scenes, reflecting the suspended decorative bottom, which is more vivid and realistic.
In addition to the subtle automatic dolls, this watch is equipped with a high-level clock complication-minute repeater, the vibration of the church bell sound spring is controlled by the hammer inside the case, so that the hour, quarter and minute. This precision mechanism is activated by a button. So far, only a few brands and veteran experts have mastered the mystery. Watch enthusiasts will certainly admire the innovative technology brought by the new Jaquet Droz RMA89 movement. This movement is equipped with a floating adjustment mechanism, and the minute repeater is controlled by the friction of a small external reed, so it is almost silent. Innovations in this complication also include a new rack, extended pause between the quarter clock and minutes, and the quarter clock ringing at a third degree. The power reserve is up to 60 hours and the balance frequency is 3 Hz.
The exquisite structure provides technical support for the scene operation of the bird’s minute repeater watch in tropical wind information. You can see it by engraving the pure case back with only limited inscriptions. This Zhenmei watch is limited to 8 pieces, and ‘8’ is Jacques Dro’s lucky number. The gorgeous dial is in sharp contrast with the deep green alligator leather strap, while the onyx hour and minute dial contrasts with the brilliant red gold case. Jacques Dro presents a vivid and fascinating view of paradise, starts a dream journey at your fingertips, and writes a new chapter in the history of Jacques Dro.
Three Questions for Birds in Tropical Wind Information
TROPICAL BIRD REPEATER
Hand-carved and painted white mother-of-pearl dial, black onyx central dial
Hand-carved 18K red gold case and three-dimensional bezel
Hand-carved and painted in 18K red gold
Manually wound minute repeater mechanical movement
Automatic doll scenes include: peacock, tropical leaves, hummingbird, hornbill, dragonfly and waterfall
Power reserve of about 60 hours
47 mm diameter
Limited edition of 8 pieces
‘Some watches tell time, some tell a story’