Review: Jaquet Droz – The Bird Repeater Geneva

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Want to know what Jaquet Droz is all about from a single timepiece? The Bird Repeater is a good place to start.

A minute repeater that chimes the time on demand, the watch’s aural excitement is complemented by breathtakingly animated dial components. The dial depicts a flowing waterfall, birds spreading their wings feeding fledglings and an egg hatching – all rendered in glorious technicoloured enamel and life-like mini sculptures. Art, drama and mechanical ingenuity rolled into one, this watch is actually the third edition of the Bird Repeater collection, featuring Geneva’s iconic landmarks on the dial in tribute to the cradle of Swiss watchmaking. Limited to eight pieces in red gold case.

Price: S$752,000 (incld GST)

Alvin Wong


Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.