Jaquet Droz is about to officially announce their new automata-based minute repeater watch called The Bird Repeater. Yup, that’s right. Last March during Basel I got to view a computer rendering animation of the watch in action. While the minute repeater is activated a few things happen on the dial. Among those include a “moving” waterfall as well as a mother bird feeding a chick that hatches from an egg. Automaton birds are deeply part of Jaquet Droz’s original history. While the concept is “original,” the detailing and execution is really impressive.
This picture was taken of a finished Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater watch by our friends at Watchonsita – who swung by Jaquet Droz HQ to be the first to check the piece out. I hope to show you a live video of the watch in action soon. Look for more details on the overall watch coming up as well. Check out Watchonista’s full preview coverage of the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater watch here.