Issued in just eight pieces to commemorate the 300th anniversary of founder Pierre Jaquet-droz’s birth, the Bird Repeater – an automaton with a minute repeater – is the culmination of all the house’s Ateliers d’art techniques in a single piece, blending traditional watchmaking know-how with unrivalled automaton expertise. Entirely engraved, painted and assembled by hand, the scene on this incredible dial depicts the idyllic landscape of La Chaux-de-fonds. And if you look closely, the farmhouse on the
right is a replica of the founder’s birthplace three centuries ago. Breathing life into this 47mm red gold creation are the animations of two robins feeding their hungry chick, and an egg hatching. The Bird Repeater 300th Anniversary Edition
is powered by the hand-wound mechanical movement and minute repeater, Jaquet Droz RMA88.