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 Dragon Automaton John Howe
Reference number: J0327330041
Jaquet Droz
Dragon Automaton John Howe
Price upon request
Jaquet Droz Dragon Automaton John Howe
Reference number: J0327330031
Jaquet Droz
Dragon Automaton John Howe
Price upon request
Jaquet Droz Dragon Automaton John Howe
Reference number: J0327330011
Jaquet Droz
Dragon Automaton John Howe
Price upon request
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Humming Bird
Reference number: J005503502
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Humming Bird
54,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater 300th Anniversary Edition
Reference number: J031033211
Jaquet Droz
Bird Repeater 300th Anniversary Edition
631,310 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Anthracite
Reference number: J007530242
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Moon Anthracite
15,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentine
Reference number: J007530271
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentine
18,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
Reference number: J005003228
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
41,100 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
Reference number: J005123206
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
36,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
Reference number: J005024286
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
79,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon
Reference number: J005023292
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon
74,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
Reference number: J005023295
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
68,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Reference number: J005014211
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
51,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Reference number: J005013215
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
42,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Reference number: J005004201
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
49,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Reference number: J005003221
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
49,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Reference number: J005003219
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
39,900 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dragon John Howe
Reference number: J005123207
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Dragon John Howe
36,900 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dragon John Howe
Reference number: J005124207
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Dragon John Howe
36,900 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Ivory Enamel
Reference number: J007523200
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Moon Ivory Enamel
31,370 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Matte Black
Reference number: J007523340
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Moon Matte Black
30,260 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-one Ceramic
Reference number: J003525541
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Skelet-one Ceramic
23,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic Sky Blue
Reference number: J003525546
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic Sky Blue
26,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic Yellow
Reference number: J003525547
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic Yellow
26,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic Green
Reference number: J003525545
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Skelet-One Black Ceramic Green
26,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronogrpah Black Onyx
Reference number: J007830270
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronogrpah Black Onyx
21,000 USD
Jaquet Droz SW Steel-Ceramic
Reference number: J029030549
Jaquet Droz
SW Steel-Ceramic
16,790 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute "Tiger"
Reference number: J005034275
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute "Tiger"
35,070 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute "Tiger"
Reference number: J005033331
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute "Tiger"
35,070 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Paillonnée
Reference number: J003033437
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Paillonnée
20,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée
Reference number: J005003244
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée
20,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver
Reference number: J007020351
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver
20,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Matte Black
Reference number: J007020349
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Matte Black
9,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Titanium Gray
Reference number: J007020350
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Titanium Gray
20,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Anthracite Enamel
Reference number: J007023203
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Anthracite Enamel
9,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Burgundy Enamel
Reference number: J007023202
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Burgundy Enamel
9,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Dark Blue Enamel
Reference number: J007023201
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Dark Blue Enamel
25,900 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Ivory Enamel
Reference number: J007023200
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantieme Ivory Enamel
44,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered Black Jade
Reference number: J006033275
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Off-Centered Black Jade
42,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Plasma
Reference number: J003525542
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Skelet-One Plasma
23,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton
Reference number: J032534273
Jaquet Droz
Loving Butterfly Automaton
199,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Red Gold
Reference number: J003523241
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Skelet-One Red Gold
33,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton
Reference number: J032533274
Jaquet Droz
Loving Butterfly Automaton
199,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton
Reference number: J032533275
Jaquet Droz
Loving Butterfly Automaton
126,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Rat
Reference number: J005024285
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Rat
79,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Rat
Reference number: J005003227
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Rat
38,150 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Rat
Reference number: J005013230
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Rat
30,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Humming Bird
Reference number: J005504501
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Humming Bird
54,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Carps
Reference number: J005013224
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Carps
30,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Panda
Reference number: J005013225
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Panda
30,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Magic Lotus Automaton
Reference number: J032634270
Jaquet Droz
Magic Lotus Automaton
210,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Petite Malachite
Reference number: J014603272
Jaquet Droz
Lady 8 Petite Malachite
26,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Magic Lotus Automaton
Reference number: J032633270
Jaquet Droz
Magic Lotus Automaton
210,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Petite Mother-of-Pearl
Reference number: J014600373
Jaquet Droz
Lady 8 Petite Mother-of-Pearl
14,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Petit Heure Minute Mother-of-Pearl
Reference number: J005000274
Jaquet Droz
Petit Heure Minute Mother-of-Pearl
15,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Petit Heure Minute Mother-of-Pearl
Reference number: J005000273
Jaquet Droz
Petit Heure Minute Mother-of-Pearl
8,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Chronograph Ivory Enamel
Reference number: J007733200
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Chronograph Ivory Enamel
31,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronograph Gray
Reference number: J007830242
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronograph Gray
19,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronograph Silver
Reference number: J007830240
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronograph Silver
19,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronograph Blue
Reference number: J007830241
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Off-centered Chronograph Blue
19,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time Ivory Enamel
Reference number: J016033201
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Dual Time Ivory Enamel
26,800 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time Black Enamel
Reference number: J016033202
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Dual Time Black Enamel
26,800 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time Silver
Reference number: J016030241
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Dual Time Silver
16,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed Blue
Reference number: J007030249
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed Blue
9,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time Onyx
Reference number: J016030271
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Dual Time Onyx
17,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed Blue
Reference number: J007010244
Jaquet Droz
Grande Seconde Quantième Satin-Brushed Blue
9,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Alpine View
Reference number: J031034205
Jaquet Droz
Bird Repeater Alpine View
525,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Reference number: J031534200
Jaquet Droz
Charming Bird
430,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Reference number: J031533200
Jaquet Droz
Charming Bird
430,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Reference number: J031534203
Jaquet Droz
Charming Bird
399,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Reference number: J031533202
Jaquet Droz
Charming Bird
399,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Reference number: J031534240
Jaquet Droz
Charming Bird
399,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Reference number: J031533240
Jaquet Droz
Charming Bird
399,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Éclipse Ivory Enamel
Reference number: J012613200
Jaquet Droz
Éclipse Ivory Enamel
27,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Éclipse Aventurine
Reference number: J012610271
Jaquet Droz
Éclipse Aventurine
22,900 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Date Cotes de Genève
Reference number: J016933240
Jaquet Droz
Grande Date Cotes de Genève
22,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Éclipse Silver
Reference number: J012630240
Jaquet Droz
Éclipse Silver
15,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Éclipse Mother-of-Pearl
Reference number: J012614570
Jaquet Droz
Éclipse Mother-of-Pearl
36,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Heure GMT
Reference number: J015233200
Jaquet Droz
Grande Heure GMT
26,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Grande Date Ivory Enamel
Reference number: J016933200
Jaquet Droz
Grande Date Ivory Enamel
24,500 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.