Monday, 05 November 2012 03:38

The Bird Repeater from Jaquet Droz


The Bird Minute Repeater, manufactured by Jaquet Droz, Switzerland, pays homage to the company's founder, Pierre Jaquet Droz, and to the automata he crafted in the eighteenth century. The watch consists of 508 parts and is manually wound. The dial features an avian automaton: a male Blue Tit (a bird native to the Swiss Jura region) spreads his wings as his mate feeds her chicks—one of which emerges from a cracked egg. Surrounding the sub-dial is a meticulously rendered image of the Saut du Doubs waterfall in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel.

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Master watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin honed his skills in London and Le Locle before founding his own luxury brand, Speake-Marin.

In 2006, he collaborated with Harry Winston to develop the Excenter Tourbillon

Recently, his Renaissance tourbillon minute repeater was preselected by the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève jury in the Best Complicated Watch category.

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