Product Spotlight: The Bird Repeater by Jaquet Droz

Now this, ladies and gentleman, is what I call a watch. Seriously, this is one of the most amazing little piece of mechanics that I have ever seen.
Back in the 1700s, Pierre Jaquet Droz was one of the finest makers of automatons (little mechanical robots) around. He also made watches and this watch brand still exists today. They make some of the most beautiful and intricate pieces on the market.
This watch uses the most popular type of automaton, the mechanical bird, to help bring time to life. Priced at a mere $493,500, this watch is sadly a little out of my current price range, but if there are any wealthy readers of this blog out there, it’s nearly Christmas, just sayin’…

Anneke Short

Anneke Short is the co-founder and creative director of AMS Design Studio. Originally from the UK, trained in Switzerland and now living in London.

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