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The automaton geniuses over at Jaquet Droz have really outdone themselves with its latest birdthemed repeater. The Tropical Bird Repeater places the familiar motif in a lush setting with seven animated elements that can play out four scenarios when the repeater is activated. These include a flowing waterfall, an emerging toucan and flitting dragonflies with Superluminova-coated wings. It’s a lot of movement for a case just 47mm wide and 18.95mm thick. Every item on the mother-of-pearl dial is engraved and painted by hand, which means none of the eight pieces made are exactly the same. It is equipped with a 60-hour power reserve and beats at 3Hz.