Jacques Droz Jaquet Droz A Queer Song In A Song

In the history of clock development, bird chimes are a very special existence. Prevalent in 18th-century Europe, its luxurious exterior decoration and scenes like birds tumbling and tweeting made it once on the collection list of the nobles of the palace. In the development of such works, Pierre Jaquet – Droz, the founder of the JAQUET DROZ brand, played a vital leading role.

Jacques Dross Bell Warbler Clock

Looking back, the design of the bird chimes was inspired by the recreational activities of training bird singing that were very popular among European nobles in the 17th century. The original method was to simulate the song of a bird through a music box. Leaving aside the fidelity of the sound, the device could not be achieved simply by the actual movement of the bird. This situation continued until the middle of the 18th century, when Pierre Jacques Dro proposed a device called ‘sliding piston’, which not only greatly improved the authenticity of the songbirds, but also caused the birds toss The real actions are also realized. Since then, it has become possible to fully simulate the idea of ​​a bird by mechanical means. For a time, under the leadership of Pierre Jacques Dro, the bird’s bells became the mainstream of the times.

Jacques Dross Bell Warbler Clock

In the years that followed, Pierre Jacques Dro created a series of musical timepieces such as canaries, osmanthus bells, bird cage wall clocks, and copper-plated gold-transformed bird cage clocks. And other popular works. These watches and clocks work with sophisticated and sophisticated machinery and ingenious craftsmanship, leaving a strong mark in the history of clocks and watches. However, it is regrettable that for a variety of reasons, this type of work has now basically disappeared, and the few remaining items have also been collected by major museums. It is quite difficult for ordinary people to see its beauty. As for playing with your own hands, it is ‘difficult.’

Jacques Dross Bell Warbler Clock

Unveiling the Modern Prologue
Fortunately, Jacques Droot, who has been dedicated to inheriting traditional techniques, has not forgotten the theme of bird chimes. After overcoming a series of problems such as miniaturization, the brand officially opened the recovery chapter of the bird cage clock in 2012, trying to reproduce the classic bird cage clock in the form of a watch.

2016 Jacques de Loan funded restoration of antique timepiece bird clock in Napoleon period

The protagonist of Jacques Rodriguez is a pair of birds from the Jura Valley. It stands on the nest of a bird, and nestlings are nestlings. Its complication is to combine the ‘three questions’ and ‘automatic dolls’. When the wearer activates the three questions time button, not only can he hear the time minutes, but the scene below the disk will also move slowly with the sound of the time : One tit lowered its head slightly to feed the chicks; the other spread its wings and spread its wings; the chicks in the center of the nest broke out of the shell and ushered in a new life.

Three questions from Jacques Dross

Three questions from Jacques D’Or hollow-out timepiece

The marvelous scene shown by the time-keeping bird’s question asked the watch to quickly become one of Jacques de Ronaldo’s iconic works. In the ensuing time, Jacques Droie launched a number of timepiece minute repeater watches based on this. In terms of functions, these works continue the combination of automatic dolls and three questions, and still use the combination of traditional crafts such as enamel and gold carving. However, the decorative themes are different. From the natural scenery of the Jura Valley to the magnificent and magnificent Alps, it shows the infinite possibilities of timepieces, and it also gives people a taste of the innovations of Jacques de Roque. .

Geneva Time Question

THE BIRD REPEATER GENEVA
J031033204
18K Red Gold Dial
Hand-carved and painted mother-of-pearl, black onyx dial
Hand carved and painted golden bird
18K Red Gold Case
18K Red Gold Folding Clasp
Manually wound minute repeater mechanical movement
Power reserve about 48 hours
47 mm diameter
Limited edition of 8 pieces

Three Questions on the Alps

THE BIRD REPEATER ALPINE VIEW
J031033205
18K White Gold Dial
Hand-carved and painted mother-of-pearl dial
Hand carved and painted golden bird
18K White Gold Case
18K White Gold Folding Clasp
Manually wound minute repeater mechanical movement
Power reserve about 48 hours
47 mm diameter
Limited edition of 8 pieces

Timekeeping bird asks about day and night

THE BIRD REPEATER DAY AND NIGHT
J031034202
Black hand-carved and hand-painted mother-of-pearl dial; hand-carved and painted timepiece.
Manually wound minute repeater mechanical movement.
18K white gold case.
Power reserve is about 48 hours.
47 mm diameter.
Limited edition of 8 pieces.
Perfect reproduction of classics
If the design of the timekeeping bird Sanwen was inspired to some extent by the prototype of the bird cage clock, then the ‘fascinating bird of time’ can be called a true replica. The functional design of this watch is completely modeled on the birdcage clock that was once popular in the 18th century. When the wearer presses the button at 2 o’clock on the case, the timepiece that was originally stationary at 6 o’clock on the face of the watch starts to look like a birdcage The sapphire watch mirror turned and flapped its wings and opened its mouth to sing, which perfectly described the operation mode of the bird cage clock.

Jacques Dro’s fascinating bird of time craft drawing

In terms of the implementation mechanism, the charming Bird of Time watch borrowed from the original birdcage clock. The watch is equipped with 2 movements, one is responsible for the normal movement of the dial when the position is eccentric at 12 o’clock, and the other movement number 615 is responsible for the operation of the timekeeping bird. The movement contains three different-sized tubular piston devices, which are used to control the compressed air supply, compressed air storage, and compressed air sound. The air compression supply tube is connected to a long lever, and the lever is connected to a rotor. Whenever the lever and the rotor cooperate with the piston to move in the tube, the air is transported, and then the other two mechanical devices are used to push the other two. An air compression tube to achieve the purpose of driving machinery.

Charming Bird of Time

The unique mode of operation gives the unique charm of the charming time bird. Therefore, after the first appearance of the 2013 model, Jacques de Ronaldo decided to develop the fascinating bird of time into a regular series, so that people have a greater possibility to experience the wonders of the bird cage clock. In the continuation of the implementation mechanism of the first watch, it applied different decorative styles to the dial. From the hollowed out models that originally exhibited the mechanical beauty to the Swiss pastoral landscape through engraving and micro-painting, different themes have given modern bird cage clocks different visual experiences.

Charming Bird of Time

THE CHARMING BIRD
J031533200
White mother-of-pearl engraved and painted dial. Onyx dial.
18K red gold case and three-dimensional bezel.
Manually wound chronograph bird automatic doll movement, button trigger mechanism. Sapphire crystal whistle system.
Automatic mechanical movement with hour and minute display.
Power reserve is about 38 hours.
47 mm in diameter.
Limited edition of 8 pieces.

THE CHARMING BIRD
J031534200
White mother-of-pearl engraved and painted dial. Onyx dial.
18K white gold case and three-dimensional bezel.
Manually wound chronograph bird automatic doll movement, button trigger mechanism. Sapphire crystal whistle system.
Automatic mechanical movement with hour and minute display.
Power reserve is about 38 hours.
47 mm in diameter.
Limited edition of 8 pieces.
To sum up, the timekeeping bird’s three questions and the charming bird of time form Jacques de Roer’s modern interpretation of the bird cage clock. Behind these iconic models, more is the brand’s unwavering commitment to traditional skills. It is precisely because of this persistence that the bird cage bell has returned to people’s eyes after centuries of silence.

Swiss Watch Industry Federation: Swiss Watch Industry’s Export Data In June Is Happy To See Growth, While The First Half Of The Year Remains Stable

According to data released by the Swiss Watch Industry Federation FH yesterday, Swiss watch exports in June rose again. The total value of exports was 1.9 billion Swiss francs, an increase of 3.3% over the same period last year. Although the growth rate is not large, the overall trend is still optimistic. The total export value of the entire Swiss watch industry in the first half of this year increased slightly by 0.4% compared with the first half of 2014.

   In terms of watch materials, the increase in the value of watch exports in June was mainly encouraged by the growth of precious metal watches such as gold. In contrast, steel and two-tone gold watches experienced a slight decline. In addition, the increase in the number of exports of other metallic or non-metallic watches has also led to a significant increase in the total number of exports.
Encouraged by the growth of precious metal watches such as gold, the growth of total watch exports in June
   Observation from the price of watches and clocks, the best performance of watch exports in June fell on both ends of the price band. Watches with a price (export price) of less than 200 Swiss francs increased by 8.1% in the number of exports, driving the growth of the overall export volume. The increase in the export value of watches above 3,000 Swiss francs by 4.5% has driven the growth of the total export value. In addition, the export situation in the middle price band of 200 to 3,000 Swiss francs has remained stable.
The export value of watches priced above 3,000 Swiss francs increased by 4.5%, driving the growth of the total value of Swiss watch exports
   The last is the observation of several major watch markets. On the whole, the major export markets of Swiss watches have received very good data, and many of them have quite bright markets. However, there are also several important markets where losses have fallen sharply, including Hong Kong, which has been in recession for five consecutive months, fell by 21.1% in June; the Chinese market also declined by 9.2% in June, and its export value was revised down to eighth. The US market grew by 4.7% and maintained a strong recovery and optimistic trend. The best performers appeared in the European market, with an overall growth of 15.7%. Among them, the performance of Italy, the United Kingdom, and France compared with the same period in June 2014 increased from 25% to 35%, and Germany also grew by 7.7%. , The same growth rate as the UAE. Several other notable markets, including South Korea, which had previously been hit by tourism due to the MERS epidemic, declined by 1.6%, while neighboring Japan saw a 1.7% growth as the exchange rate continued to decrease and tourism increased. In addition, in June this year, Swiss watch exports to the Taiwan market totaled 34.8 million Swiss francs, ranking 14th in the global market, a decline of 2.7% compared to the same period last year; however, the total value of Swiss watch exports to Taiwan in the first half of 2015 It was 221.3 million Swiss francs, an increase of 3.8% over the same period last year.

Langer Wins Four Awards In Vienna

Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid attends the Press watch gala in Vienna, receiving four awards during his stay, surprise Lange on St. Nicholas Day this year
Rose gold SAXONIA THIN
   With the Richard Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite” watch, Lange won the first prize in the “Advanced Complexity” category at the MunichTime and ViennaTime expo 2011. This is the first time a watch has won two awards in the same category. In the ‘Classic Elegance’ category, SAXONIA THIN watches won first and second prizes at MunichTime and ViennaTime, respectively. These two awards were selected by 36.400 watch enthusiasts, including readers of the Austrian daily ‘Die Presse’, the German newspaper ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’ supplement ‘Watchtime’ and the watch magazine ‘Chronos Germany’, and in November 2011, Visitors to the MunichTime and ViennaTime exhibitions. Since 1996, this watch award has been hailed as one of the most important awards in the industry.
Richard Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite” watch
    The Lange watch has won nine awards in 2011, with outstanding results. Last spring, two models won the ‘Golden Balance Wheel Award’; the Japanese magazine ‘Chronos’ awarded first-class prize to Lange; and the brand also won the support of German watch magazine readers and won many awards . In November of the same year, the founder of the brand Walter. Lange was awarded the ‘Caesar’s highest honor’ in Bucharest in recognition of his contribution to the watch industry. Since 1994, Lange has won more than 160 awards.