In celebration of its 280th anniversary Jaquet Droz released an absolutely stunning pocket watch known as the Jaquet Droz Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch. The intricate timepiece was showcased at Baselworld 2018 and demonstrated the watchmaker's impressive artistic abilities in a single one-of-a-kind pocket watch. The Jaquet Droz Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch is a stellar intersection of watchmaking skills and decorative techniques, and it demonstrates the long tradition of automata established by Pierre Jaquet-Droz.
The ornate timepiece features painting, engraving, sculpture, grand feu enameling and a new technique known as grand feu enamel painting. This new technique involves the mixing of enamel powder and oil, and it's used to paint a miniature scene. The mechanical caliber powering the Jaquet Droz Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch is a miniature repeater with 668 components and follows the spirit of Jaquet Droz’s bird repeaters.
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