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Pierre Jaquet Droz opened his third workshop in Geneva in 1784, making it the first clock-making manufacturer in Geneva. He introduced timepieces featuring grand complications there, and since then, painters, engravers, and enamellers have been producing one-of-a-kind watches in the small city of Geneva for centuries.
Now, the pre-Alpine peak background of Salève and silhouette of its famous fountain and lighthouse—Le Phare des Pâquis—serve as the perfect backdrop for Jaquet Droz’s new assemblage, The Bird Repeater Geneva. With it, the watchmaker earnestly honors its home city with both a pastoral and urban background on a mother-of-pearl dial.
At the center of the watch’s dial, is a pair of goldfinches and their egg positioned in a nest amidst the entrance to Île Rousseau. The scene is hand-sculpted in gold and with attention paid to each and every feather, piece of straw, and pop of vibrant color; a true testament of the exemplifying talent behind La Chaux-de-Fonds artisans.
The Bird Repeater Geneva boasts eight picturesque animations of the city’s water fountain, and birds feeding their young, spreading their wings, hatching their egg, and more. Boasting two red-gold hands 47 millimeters apart, the powerful time-teller sits in front of a black onyx disc and is equipped with a Jaquet Droz RMA88 automatic winding movement and a 48-hour power reserve.
With only eight editions in the world, The Bird Repeater Geneva does everything but repeat past pieces of its kind.