Since 1738, Jaquet Droz has perpetuated the spirit of innovation and aesthetic
refinement of its founder, Pierre Jaquet-Droz. With his son Henri-Louis, this
brilliant inventor was the first to establish his manufacture in Geneva, before
touring the courts of Europe to present his breathtaking handwork, exquisitely
decorated humanoid automata and singing watches, and exporting his pieces
across the globe, in particular to China.
Today, the brand reaffirms its involvement to Only Watch with its newest
edition, offering a unique piece: The Loving Butterfly. This is a historical design
drawn by one of the legendary automata produced by Pierre Jaquet-Droz in the
18th century. The cherub is an emblem of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque
periods, while the butterfly serves as a universal symbol of beauty, lightness and
freedom. The palace of Monaco is represented in the background painted tone
on tone, endowing the scene with a certain realism. The Loving Butterfly is an
echo of the values defended by Jaquet Droz: the right to innocence, the power
of the imagination as well as confidence in one?s own dreams.
The Loving Butterfly merges the expertise of the most skilled master
artisans at Jaquet Droz: sculpting, engraving, miniature painting and - for the
very first time - cloisonné enameling lend an unprecedented depth to the
Grand Feu enamel dial for an exceptional timepiece evoking
the amazement of the Enlightenment.