I sat here pondering possible "bird" puns and idioms that might apply to an opening statement for discussing this extremely high-end and limited minute repeater automaton - and they all just felt really silly.
Jaquet Droz The Bird Repeater Watch | A combination of a minute repeater and an automata of birds feeding three chicks, of which one comes out of an egg, while the water of the stream flows in a continuous cascade. The dial is totally done by hand and is incredibly well-detailed. The base dial is mother of pearl, which is hand-engraved and painted. Just 16 pieces will be made, 8 in 18-karat gold and 8 items with diamonds. The price will be close to half a million Swiss francs. |
The Jaquet Droz Charming Bird sports a hand-painted and engraved mother-of-pearl dial depicting a Swiss countryside landscape. It is limited to only eight pieces in rose gold cases and eight pieces in white gold (both 47 mm in diameter). More @ http://www.watchtime.com/wristwatch-industry-news/watches/watchtime-new-york-2016-hands-on-with-the-jaquet-droz-bird-repeater-openwork-with-video/ #jaquetdroz #watchtime #horology #luxurywatch