Jaquet Droz

Jaquet-DrozSince it was first established in 1738, Jaquet Droz has perpetuated the spirit of innovation and aesthetic refinement of its founder, Pierre Jaquet Droz.

The first watchmaker to set up shop in Geneva, this ingenious inventor and man of uncommon vision conquered the royal courts of Europe and China with his stunning creations: fabulous humanoid automatons and precious musical watches.

Expressing the values of the Age of Enlightenment, this elegant and well-travelled philosophy still forms the core of our identity. Jaquet Droz timepieces have always combined design, materials with the most unexpected mechanical refinements. The most elaborate complications are beautifully showcased with the purity of enamel or the lustre of pearls and precious stones.

After a few years’ absence from the world of watchmaking, and an intermediate period marked by the presence of foreign shareholders, the brand was acquired in 2000 by the Swatch Group, and returned to its town of origin, La Chaux-de-Fonds.

The Manufacture’s exclusive spirit is intact after nearly three centuries, as attested by its exquisite dials, made to order from precious minerals and rare woods, its ultra-select collections and its “numerus clausus” limited editions.

At Jaquet Droz, we remain true to our time-honoured goal, namely, to push back the limits of the watchmaker’s art for your greater pleasure.

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