Both contemporary and poetic, The Charming Bird takes the theme of the songbird to form this ultimate tribute to the creativity and historic expertise of the master craftsmen at Jaquet Droz. Against a background of a transparent sapphire dial that allows the onlooker to admire the complexity of the watch’s geartrain, bridges, and plate, the representation of this songbird is stunningly realistic down to the tiniest detail.
Every part of its body, from its feathers to its beak and even its eyes, forms an exact reproduction of the birds’ delicate proportions and magnificent radiance. And Jaquet Droz goes even further: thanks to an amazingly intricate mechanism, the bird turns, flaps its wings, moves its head and tail, and opens its beak to chirp. In The Charming Bird, the Jaquet Droz craftsmen have succeeded creating a singing automaton by developing a piston-driven bellows system and miniaturizing the techniques inherited from the 18th century.
Movement: Jaquet Droz 610, hand-winding mechanical movement, single barrel Singing bird automaton movement, hand-winding mechanical movement and push button automaton triggering mechanism. Sapphire crystal whistle system.
Indications: Off-centered hours and minutes
Jewling: 29 rubis
Power Reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 21,600 v.p.h
Case: 18-carat white gold Height 1: 15.65 mm Height 2: 22.80 mm
Diameter: 47 mm
Dial: Metallized sapphire crystal Indications by galvanic growth
Hands: Blued steel
Strap: Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator leather, with black stitches
Buckle: 18-carat white gold folding clasp
Numerus Clausus: 28