The design and decoration is typical for a watch made for the Chinese market, and the red glass back elevates the watch's aesthetic allowing the user to enjoy the movement's beautifully pierced and engraved cock, foot and plate. The use of this red glass is incredibly rare for this period and was very sought after in the Orient.
Pierre Jaquet Droz (1721-1790) was an outstanding watchmaker from Neuchâtel, Switzerland. His reputation was impeccable and he is credited for making the first singing bird boxes. His company specialized in making watches for the Far East and in order to reach the Chinese market, he opened an office in London in 1783 that facilitated the export to the Orient.
The present watch is of exceptional museum quality and is really a beautiful watch from this period.
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