Jaquet Droz/Mechanical Poetry

This book explains why experts around the world seek out Jaquet Droz's rare and unique objects.

It all started with one of the greatest watchmakers of the eighteenth century. Pierre Jacquet Droz, who opened his studio in 1738 at La Chaux-de-Fonds and made history with his richly enameled musical watches and his android automata, which were popular in all the European courts. Today, with more than a dozen different models issued in limited editions, Jaquet Droz mostly captivates collectors in search of unique timepieces. Remaining loyal to a mechanical tradition and to the spirit of invention that filled its predecessors, the brand has carried on its reputation, attracting more and more recognition from the watch world.