First Night Design | The Story of Pierre Jaquet Droz

This is quite the most extraordinary automaton I’ve ever seen and I suspect you might enjoy it also.

‘The story of Pierre Jaquet Droz and his sons is one of the most moving in the history of Horology. Born in 1721, Pierre Jaquet Droz, master of time in the Age of Enlightenment – mechanical genius, avant-garde creator of jewellery watchmaking and composer of poetry and dreams — is one of the most fascinating figures of the period.

After a few years’ absence from the world of watchmaking, and an intermediate period marked by the presence of foreign shareholders, the brand was acquired in 2000 by the Swatch Group. It returned to its town of origin, La Chaux-de-Fonds.’

Take care and keep laughing!


22 thoughts on “First Night Design | The Story of Pierre Jaquet Droz

        1. By the way, I recently read and adored The Incident at Montebello. It was right up my street as I suspected it might be. I promise to write a review on Amazon and Good Reads but I’m a bit tied up with other stuff at the moment.

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  1. This is a really cool and brilliant video – I totally enjoyed watching it. Don’t you wonder how people can come up with such things. Great to see you Sarah!

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  2. Fascinating and beautiful – and nothing I had ever heard about before your post. Amazing what artists and inventors can do with royal patronage, yes? Quite the business minds as well, these watch makers. Truly remarkable.

    How wonderful that internet technology makes these items available in some format, to those of us who would probably never be able to afford to lay eyes on them otherwise. Thanks so much for sharing.

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