An ex­quis­ite chim­ing Ja­quet Droz watch with a dial an­i­mated by au­tom­ata

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Ultimate Gift Guide - De­cem­ber – 2017 By CE­LINE YAP Inset photo SI­MON MATTHEY

The Ja­quet Droz Trop­i­cal Bird Re­peater strikes a close chord with watch col­lec­tors who live along the equa­tor. Here, the man­u­fac­ture fully ex­ploits its many ar­ti­sanal skills and de­lights the wearer with its un­bri­dled use of colour. A hand­carved hum­ming­bird painted in iri­des­cent hues in­ves­ti­gates a clus­ter of bright or­ange birds of par­adise, while a pea­cock with in­tense blue plumage struts coyly. Pull on the slid­ing lever and the watch does more than chime the hours and min­utes; the en­tire dial brims with life.

In a never- be­fore- seen dial an­i­ma­tion, the wings of the hum­ming­bird beat up to 40 times a sec­ond. The pea­cock’s tail feath­ers open and close. A tou­can ap­pears out of nowhere while a leop­ard looks on lan­guidly. Fi­nally, three el­e­gant drag­on­flies flut­ter their wings among the flow­ers. In­deed, it is not ev­ery day that one comes across a time­piece as ex­tra­or­di­nary as this.

Make it yours at any Ja­quet Droz bou­tique and you’ll not only be the proud owner of such a unique time­piece, but the man­u­fac­ture in­vites you on an ul­tra-luxe jour­ney to dis­cover its ate­liers in La Chaux- de-fonds, Switzer­land to truly un­der­stand the im­mense savoir faire be­hind all its time­pieces.

Please email ul­ti­mate­gift­guide@ for en­quiries and to pur­chase. Visit rob­bre­ sg or rob­bre­port. for more de­tails. ≠

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