JAQUET DROZ | A LIMITED EDITION WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH AUTOMATION BIRDS, HAND-ENGRAVED AND PAINTED MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND ONYX DIAL, CIRCA 2015 " | 雅克德羅 | The Bird Repeater 型號J031034200 限量版白金鑲鑽石三問腕錶，備自動人偶、手繪珠母貝及瑪瑙錶盤，機芯編號002，錶殼編號6/8，約2015年製"
THE BIRD REPEATER, REFERENCE J031034200
A LIMITED EDITION WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH AUTOMATION BIRDS, HAND-ENGRAVED AND PAINTED MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND ONYX DIAL, CIRCA 2015
The Bird Repeater 型號J031034200
Dial: hand-engraved and painted mother-of-pearl and onyx dial
Calibre: cal. RMA88 mechanical, 69 jewels
Movement number: 002
Case: 18k white gold, snap on sapphire crystal display back
Case number: limited edition 6/8
Closure: black Jaquet Droz alligator strap and 18k white gold and diamond-set double folding clasp
Size: 47 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Jaquet Droz Numerus Clausus Certificate, Warranty Certificate, Gemstone Certificate, magnifying glass, loupe, wooden display stand and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is in excellent overall condition. The water is stimulating nicely. The minute repeating is in phase with a great tone and clarity. The birds stimulate nicely and so to the chicks and egg. The case with only very light surface wear. Otherwise the watch is in very good overall condition.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Known for their excellence in traditional decoration as well as its use of automata, Jacquet Droz continued to stay true to its core identity by creating the limited-edition Bird Repeater. Immediately noticeable, the stunning and delicate dial of the watch depicts a family of hand-painted Blue Tits nesting over the scenic valley of the Jura region in Switzerland where Pierre Jaquet-Droz is native to. The dial embodies a total of six different animated elements, a crashing mother-of-pearl water fall representing the second wheel, and seven additional movements represented by the four blue tits and an egg.
Fascinating to admire in and of itself, the Bird Repeater in a stunning visual show is a state of the art which embodies resources of all the decorative crafts of traditional Swiss watchmaking.