Jaquet Droz Watches

Jaquet Droz takes its name and inspiration from the 18th-century watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz, who also was renowned for his incredible automatons and mechanical singing birds. Today, the brand is owned and operated by the Swatch Group, and it continues the tradition of automaton watches with moving parts on the dial. Jaquet Droz also offers complicated watches, hand-painted works of art, and sophisticated regulator watches.

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Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Humming Bird
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Humming Bird
54,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater 300th Anniversary Edition
Jaquet Droz
Bird Repeater 300th Anniversary Edition
652,729 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Anthracite
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Moon Anthracite
15,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentine
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentine
18,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
41,100 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
36,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
79,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon
74,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
68,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
51,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
42,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
49,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
49,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
39,900 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dragon John Howe
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Dragon John Howe
36,900 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dragon John Howe
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Dragon John Howe
36,900 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Ivory Enamel
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Moon Ivory Enamel
32,434 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Matte Black
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Moon Matte Black
31,288 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-one Ceramic
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Skelet-one Ceramic
23,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic Sky Blue
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic Sky Blue
26,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic Yellow
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic Yellow
26,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic Green
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic Green
26,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronogrpah Black Onyx
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronogrpah Black Onyx
21,000 USD
Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic
Jaquet Droz
SW Steel-Ceramic
Price upon request
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute "Tiger"
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute "Tiger"
36,257 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute "Tiger"
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute "Tiger"
36,257 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Paillonnée
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Paillonnée
20,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée
20,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver
20,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Matte Black
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Matte Black
9,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Titanium Gray
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Titanium Gray
20,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Anthracite Enamel
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Anthracite Enamel
9,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Burgundy Enamel
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Burgundy Enamel
9,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Dark Blue Enamel
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Dark Blue Enamel
25,900 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Ivory Enamel
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Ivory Enamel
44,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered Black Jade
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Off-Centered Black Jade
42,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Plasma
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Skelet-One Plasma
23,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton
Jaquet Droz
Loving Butterfly Automaton
199,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Red Gold
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Skelet-One Red Gold
33,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton
Jaquet Droz
Loving Butterfly Automaton
199,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton
Jaquet Droz
Loving Butterfly Automaton
126,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Rat
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Rat
79,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Rat
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Rat
38,150 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Rat
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Rat
30,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Humming Bird
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Humming Bird
54,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Carps
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Carps
30,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Panda
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Panda
30,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Magic Lotus Automaton
Jaquet Droz
Magic Lotus Automaton
210,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Petite Malachite
Jaquet Droz
Lady 8 Petite Malachite
26,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Magic Lotus Automaton
Jaquet Droz
Magic Lotus Automaton
210,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Petite Mother-of-Pearl
Jaquet Droz
Lady 8 Petite Mother-of-Pearl
14,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Petit Heure Minute Mother-of-Pearl
Jaquet Droz
Petit Heure Minute Mother-of-Pearl
15,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Petit Heure Minute Mother-of-Pearl
Jaquet Droz
Petit Heure Minute Mother-of-Pearl
8,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Chronograph Ivory Enamel
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Chronograph Ivory Enamel
31,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronograph Gray
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronograph Gray
19,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronograph Silver
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronograph Silver
19,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronograph Blue
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronograph Blue
19,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time Ivory Enamel
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Dual Time Ivory Enamel
26,800 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time Black Enamel
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Dual Time Black Enamel
26,800 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time Silver
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Dual Time Silver
16,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed Blue
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed Blue
9,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time Onyx
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Dual Time Onyx
17,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed Blue
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed Blue
9,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Alpine View
Jaquet Droz
Bird Repeater Alpine View
525,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Jaquet Droz
Charming Bird
430,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Jaquet Droz
Charming Bird
430,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Jaquet Droz
Charming Bird
399,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Jaquet Droz
Charming Bird
399,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Jaquet Droz
Charming Bird
399,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Jaquet Droz
Charming Bird
399,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Éclipse Ivory Enamel
Jaquet Droz
Éclipse Ivory Enamel
27,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Éclipse Aventurine
Jaquet Droz
Éclipse Aventurine
22,900 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Date Cotes de Genève
Jaquet Droz
Grande Date Cotes de Genève
22,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Éclipse Silver
Jaquet Droz
Éclipse Silver
15,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Éclipse Mother-of-Pearl
Jaquet Droz
Éclipse Mother-of-Pearl
36,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Heure GMT
Jaquet Droz
Grande Heure GMT
26,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Date Ivory Enamel
Jaquet Droz
Grande Date Ivory Enamel
24,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Onyx
Jaquet Droz
Grande Heure Minute Onyx
9,700 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Ardoise
Jaquet Droz
Grande Heure Minute Ardoise
8,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Quantième Côtes de Genève
Jaquet Droz
Grande Heure Minute Quantième Côtes de Genève
9,100 USD

History of Jaquet Droz

Pierre Jaquet-Droz was born in 1721 in the heart of the watchmaking industry, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. He trained in clockmaking and precision mechanics under older relatives’ supervision and opened his first workshop in 1738. He started his career making grandfather clocks.

In 1758, as sometimes happens in life, Pierre met someone who changed his destiny. George Keith, Lord Marischal, Governer of Neuchatel’s principality, suggested that he should show his clocks abroad. He had connections to the court of Spain that would facilitate Pierre’s introduction.

In a special carriage designed to carry six clocks, Pierre took his wares to Spain. He experienced great success, which gave him the funds to create clocks, watches, and automata upon returning in 1759. He was assisted by his remaining son Henri-Louis and a neighbor’s son whose mother had passed away.

He continued to travel around the world throughout his career and was applauded by all of the courts of Europe, Russia, and even China. He opened two more manufactures, one in London in 1774 and one in Geneva in 1748. Pierre and his son died shortly after each other in 1790, and the brand fell dormant for many years.

Metiers d’Arts

Today Jaquet Droz is best-known for its off-centered dials, decorative arts, and automata timepieces. Jaquet Droz has a decorative arts workshop at its manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, with the skills to do miniature painting, enamel, paillonné enamel, and engraving.

Pierre Jaquet-Droz Personal Life

While his professional life took off, his personal life was more tragic. He married in 1750 and had two children. He lost both his wife and young daughter in 1755. He never remarried.

Who owns Jaquet Droz?

The Swatch Group purchased Jaquet Droz in 2000.

Fun Fact

Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s career’s highlight was the creation of three life-size humanoid figures named the Writer, the Draftsman, and the Musician. Today, these robotic automata known as “the androids” continue to draw onlookers from all over the world to the Museum of Arts and History in Neuchâtel. 

Jaquet Droz Collections

Grande Seconde

Inspired by the 1784 pocket watch, created by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, the Grande Seconde collection is avant-garde. The collection is predominately for men, with its case sizes ranging from 39 mm to 45 mm.

Automata

A mechanical animation in three dimensions characterizes these masterpieces. The Automata collection features exquisite unique timepieces with moving parts, like the Charming Bird, where a small bird chirps and flaps its wings.

Ateliers d’Arts

Since the 18th century, Jaquet-Droz has been a pioneer in the art of decoration techniques. The Ateliers d’Art collection pays tribute to this past with dials in miniature painting, enamel, Paillonné enamel, engraved ornamentation, and intaglio printing.

Petite Heure Minute

A collection for women, the Petite Heure Minute foregoes the trademark figure 8 that defines most of the Jaquet Droz collection timepieces. There is only one subdial that displays hours and minutes.

Lady 8

The Lady 8 models illustrate fine jewelry craftsmanship in a play of curves for women who appreciate time’s emotion. Together minerals and gemstones provide an infinite number of variations for the watch. Available in either 25 mm and 35 mm case size.

Astrale

The Astrale collection is a tribute to Pierre Jaquet-Droz, who created timepieces unanimously acclaimed for their beauty and extraordinary complexity. Available in six different variations, ranging from the Grande Heure Minute Quantiéme to the Twelve Cities with its multiple timezones.

SW

The SW collection is a sporty reworking of the brand’s iconic Grande Seconde model. Available for men in a case size of 45 mm and a 41 mm jewelry version for women.