As part of its line of exceptional automaton watches presented since 2012, Jaquet Droz has unveiled a new model inspired by a tropical landscape. Celebrating the beauty of nature, its animated birds and other creatures push the boundaries ever further in the art of wonder.
The watch honours the Enlightenment-era passion of creating clocks featuring animals and nature.
At the heart of the mother-of- pearl, hand-decorated, dial is a tropical landscape with water flows
recreated in perfect realistic fashion. In the center, a hand-carved and hand-engraved
hummingbird moves towards a shrub of bright orange birds of paradise, its wings beating 40
times a second.
To the right, a peacock with intense blue feathers opens and closes its tail, while a toucan emerges from the palm leaves at 3 o’clock to open its beak. The dancing flight of three elegant dragonflies, located at 9 & 3 o’ clock, adds to the magic by day or by night as their tiny SuperLuminova coated wings glow in the dark. In all, there are seven animations that may exceed twelve seconds allow for up to four different scenarios. A push-piece activates the minute repeater, while an off-center onyx dial displaying hours and minutes. Comes in a 47 mm, 18K red gold case.
Alongside this prowess comes a grand horological complication, the minute repeater, which enables the marking on demand of the hours, quarter hours and minutes via the vibration of cathedral gongs struck by hammers inside the case. A push-piece activates this complex mechanism, which to this day remains the privilege of a handful of brands and collectors who will surely appreciate the innovations of the new Jaquet Droz RMA89 movement.
The hand-wound Jaquet Droz RMA89 movement has a power reserve of 60 hours. Limited to 8 pieces.