Jaquet Droz The Bird Repeater ‘Ultra Lux’ Watch With Engraved Gold Dial And Diamonds Hands-On

Jaquet Droz The Bird Repeater ‘Ultra Lux’ Watch With Engraved Gold Dial And Diamonds Hands-On

Jaquet Droz The Bird Repeater Ultra Lux Watch With Engraved Gold Dial And Diamonds Hands On   hands on

What you see here is a piece unique (one-of-a-kind) version of the Jaquet Droz The Bird Repeater watch. We felt that showing off this particular hand-engraved and diamond-studded version of the piece was a good way to offer a nice hands-on look at the first actual automaton watch from the brand with a very historical relationship to automatons. Around now, the man, Jaquet Droz, would be celebrating his 275th birthday. During his lifetime he created some incredible early robotic machines such as The Writer (hands-on) that later inspired movies such as Hugo.

We first debuted The Bird Repeater Watch in 2012 when it was officially released by Jaquet Droz. Though, they teased us with a movie about the watch almost a year earlier during its development. While all versions of the watch are limited (in fact the brand will only produce 16 pieces total), this version of the watch is the only one you'll ever see dressed up like this. Most of The Bird Repeater watches have colorful hand-painted enamel dials showing off the scene with the birds, nest, waterfall and nature. Those are perhaps the most visually stunning, but this version is clearly the most luxurious.

Jaquet Droz The Bird Repeater Ultra Lux Watch With Engraved Gold Dial And Diamonds Hands On   hands on

On this gold and diamond version of The Bird Repeater, Jaquet Droz has replaced the painted dial with one that has been hand-engraved in 18k white gold against an 18k white gold case. Additional engravings can be found on the sides and rear of the case as well. Note the liberal use of diamonds on both the dial as well as the case. All of the diamonds are baguette-cut and most of them are used for the time dial. Using invisible settings, baguette-cut diamonds make up the entirety of the watch dial behind blued steel hour and minute hands.

The only bit of color on the dial is seen on the seconds disc. Where is that you ask? Well it is the waterfall of course. Rather than having a traditional seconds hand, a small revolving disc for the waterfall helps create the illusion of moving water. The overall watch is so bright, that the slight yellow color of the diamonds comes out against the white gold dial. Despite a lack of paint and color, the dial does a great job of showing off the character of the automaton birds and nature scenery, though you need to look more closely to appreciate all the detials.

Jaquet Droz The Bird Repeater Ultra Lux Watch With Engraved Gold Dial And Diamonds Hands On   hands on

14 comments
RLaR
RLaR

Panagiotis, why would anyone want to wear this beautifully crafted watch to a gym?  Obviously not the place to wear it.  But I could easily see someone wearing it in a more formal situation.  Your response sounds a little macho to me.  

Panagiotis
Panagiotis

This is beyond insane!!!!! I really want to see a guy wear this to the gym and be all nonchalant about it...

jjnov
jjnov

Freaking crazy watch. You could wear that watch and be completely naked, and people would just stare at the watch. Unless it was like Kate Upton, then her boobs but the watch would be a close second. 

RLaR
RLaR

Thanks for sharing this with us.  Incredible!   

Frauss
Frauss

Impressive watch. Unfortunately the strike was almost inaudible in the clip.

Kar Wai Law
Kar Wai Law

I would buy this watch in a heartbeat!

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

What a way to ruin a novel and cute watch.  Slathered in greys it looks monotonous and lifeless, as if "The Nothing" had swept by.

RLaR
RLaR

yeah.  sarcasm is difficult to convey online.  it obviously goes right over jjnov's head.  

Panagiotis
Panagiotis

True, It's hard to convey sarcasm online but i didn't think someone would take what I said literally...of course it's a formal watch meant to be appreciated by a few.

My train of thought was something along the line of a John Mayer interview I saw, where he mentioned picking up dog poo wearing a Patek and I found the statement hilarious!

RLaR
RLaR

@jjnov Sounds like you would like to wear this watch naked.  Do you wear other watches naked?  Which do you prefer people to stare at, your watch or your cock?  I'm sure Ms. Upton would feel the same hearing her body parts joked about on line.  

jjnov
jjnov

@RLaR @jjnov I wish they would stare at my cock, but if i was wearing that watch most would stare at it. Except you obviously, which is cool. I take that as a compliment. I sure someone else at some point somewhere may have mentioned Kate Upton on the internet. If i have offended Kate, please call me Kate and i will personally apologize.  

RLaR
RLaR

@nateb123 @RLaR @jjnov No, not my first time on the internet.  But I thought I was reading a blog about watches not sexist comments about someone's breasts.  Boys will be boys, I guess...