Back in 2012, Swiss brand Jaquet Droz introduced the limited edition Bird Repeater timepiece that featured two blue tits and their young – birds close to the heart of the company’s founder Pierre Jaquet-Droz. Revealing a new interpretation the following year with an ultra-modern decorative setting, the Charming Bird watch marked the brand’s 275th anniversary. The Swiss watchmaker has revealed a brand new minute repeater, a previously unseen version of The Bird Repeater. It is a more streamlined, contemporary-looking model that has retained the animated features that made it a success: a duo of blue tit birds feeding their fledglings, the spreading wings, the tumbling waterfall and the hatching egg.
The automated movement of the watch has been “exposed” behind the sapphire crystal dial, so that each of the colored animations is more visible and the components of the black, anthracite and gray automaton are revealed. The new depth and contrast in color enhances the artisans’ work and accentuate every minute detail – the feathers, the eyes, the curve of the bird’s body, the flowing water – as well as the delicacy of the engraving and paintwork. The new Bird Repeater comes in white gold on a black alligator leather strap. The Bird Repeater Openwork is available as a limited edition of eight pieces, each one equipped with a whopping 508 components.