Pierre Jaquet-Droz, the founder, opened his first watch company in 1738, in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. He was a highly remarkable watchmaker; possessing outstanding ingenuity and innovative talent in the art of Haute Horlogerie. The brand’s watches were truly original; enhancing watch movements with alluring musical sounds and automatons, attracting the notice of the monarchy, such as King Ferdinand VI of Spain and the Chinese Emperor Qianlon.
Jaquet-Droz’s watch creations succeeded in acquiring the favor of renowned personalities; impressed by the originality of his work. The house was bought by the Swatch group, in 2000, giving it a renewed incentive to move forward and remove the adverse effects suffered by the brand following the Revolution and the Napoleonic wars.
Even though the brand belongs to a major watch group, its exceptional artisanship has enabled it to appeal greatly to the mindset of its clientele. The artisans responsible for the decoration of the dials of the remarkable Jaquet Droz watches turn each and every one of them into a unique masterpiece.
This includes not only the quartzes, fossils, stones, and other minerals carefully selected to adorn a few of the watches’ spacious dials, but also the specific art form of enameling linked with this Swiss brand. Jaquet Droz also allows its esteemed clients to express their ideas through personal customization.
From the time of its establishment to this very day, the brand has been at the forefront of exclusive high-end watch manufacturing. The brand’s iconic watch, the Grande Seconde introduced in 2002, is distinct evidence of the house’s superb craftsmanship. This magnificent luxury watch creation (an 18th-century pocket watch inspiration) is beautifully adorned with sapphires and Grand Feu enamel.
The house is well-reputed for its customized luxury watches decorated with precious and semi-precious gems, dials embellished with dried seaweed or other unusual types of material, and its magnificent collections of timepieces. The Maison Jaquet Droz won the award of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. A well-deserved glorification of a brand that has been continuously manufacturing some of the world’s most spectacular watches.
Experts in the buying and selling of preowned jewelry and watches, the Miller House has the pleasure of offering you rare creations of this prestigious designer at the best prices. The awesome works of Jaquet Droz will throw you into the magical world of luxury thanks to our preowned Jaquet Droz timepieces.