Worth Repeating: The Bird Repeater from Jaquet Droz

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avatar Worth Repeating: The Bird Repeater from Jaquet Droz
November 05, 2012 06:44AM


By Jonathan Ho

It’s a seriously cool minute repeater from Jaquet Droz. While it’s readily apparent to many watch enthusiasts that a minute repeater movement is immensely complicated to put together, it’s worth noting that the addition of a “true automaton” on top of the manufacture calibre adds an unprecedented layer of complexity; watch the Bird Repeater video and you’ll begin to understand why the watch sets a new standard. The new manual-winding Jaquet Droz RMA88 calibre comes with a 48-hour power reserve and is available for $472,500 for the 18k red-gold version or $493,500 in 18k white gold and diamonds.