LIMITED & NUMBERED EDITION OF ONLY 28 PIECES WORLDWIDE!
Polished 18kt white gold case.
Thickness over watch watch: 15.75mm
Thickness at domed crystal: 23mm
Complete sapphire crystal dial with a black circle for the time telling feature.
Printed Roman Numeral hour markers.
Printed minute track.
Blued steel hands.
Set by crown at the top of the case.
Jaquet Droz Self-winding Caliber 615, beats at 21,600 vph, contains 29 Jewels & has an approximate power reserve of 38 hours. Platinum rotor.
A miniature singing bird ensconced in a 47 mm-diameter case with a determinedly contemporary look featuring black, anthracite and transparent elements. A dome-shaped sapphire crystal caps the chirping bird specially conceived to enhance the effect of each ray of light that passes through it.
The artisans of the Jaquet Droz Ateliers d'Art spend over twenty hours fashioning each songbird. First the bird's feathers, head and exquisitely delicate tail are engraved in an exacting stage that demands total accuracy and concentration from the artisan. Then the painter adds a final touch of finesse, contrasting tiny strokes of color with the black and anthracite lines of the dial.
Traditionally made with a bellows system, Jaquet Droz songbirds have been miniaturized down to fit into a wristwatch. New technologies were specially developed to achieve this: sapphire for the tubes and carbon for the piston. Sapphire is a mineral with strong resistance to wear and tear. Carbon is used to limit friction and increase water resistance. Tiny pistons that pump & store air produce the sound. The exact sound is dependent on the speed of the piston and the shape of the bellows opening.
Movement is a manual winding movement, containing 15 jewels. It is woond via the crown on the top right side of the watch with an activation button at the center of the crown.
Mens Jaquet Droz J031534240 Automata THE CHARMING BIRD Watch