The Swiss luxury watch brand Jaquet-Droz derives its name from its founder Pierre Jaquet-Droz, who in the 18th centurty built animated dolls (automata), to help his firm sell watches and mechanical birds. In the late 18th century Jaquet-Droz specialized in exporting luxury watches featuring automata, musical mechanisms or other complications.
The company also started developing singing birds. In 2000 Jaquet-Droz was acquired by the Swatch Group (Omega, Blancpain, Longines, Swatch). Notable Jaquet Droz watches include the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde, Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW, Jaquet Droz Astrale, Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute, Jaquet Droz Lady 8, Jaquet Droz Les Ateliers d’Art. The Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater also is very popular. Usually the Jaquet-Droz list price is published by the brand. Jaquet-Droz watches are also sold by certified retiailers, many fans collect the watches and own several pieces. Jaquet-Droz is equally popular for its Jaquet-Droz men’s watches and Jaquet-Droz women’s watches. WatchTime’s coverage of Jaquet Droz watches includes the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater and Jaquet-Droz Automata as well as most of the other collections. Whether you’re looking for a Jaquet Droz review or news on the Swiss brand, head to watchtime.com first.