Pierre Jaquet-Droz is a Swiss-born watchmaker of the late eighteenth century. Jaquet Droz continues to work its magic, combining mechanical excellence with a special talent for capturing the spirit of the day. Inspired by the same creative vision as the “Hommage London 1774” Collection, L’Origine transforms two centuries of craftsmanship and tradition into a masterpiece of modern watchmaking. L’Origine is the first steel watch that the luxury watchmaker has ever brought out in an unlimited edition. Generously sized, the 43mm watch features a case that took over 80 steps to make, manual finish and the secret signature engraved on the self-winding mechanical movement. The hours, minutes and seconds are displayed on a centered opaline slate-grey subdial. Its large bevelled applied ring is entrusted with a new function: displaying Roman numerals for the hours and minutes hands. Available in two versions – ivory or black Grand Feu enameling – L’Origine Email expresses the true essence of Beauty and Taste, with a number of subtle references to the Enlightenment in the 18th century. Jaquet-Droz’s vision lives again in L’Origine, classic yet contemporary, timeless and magical.
See hi-res images of the watches from the gallery after the jump.
Source: Watch Happening