watches : Some Jaquet-Droz watches, pre SWATCH : Jaquet-Droz, 'The Writer'.Automaton, One of Three Pieces Produced, 1997.1

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Jaquet-Droz, Perpetual Calendar-Chronograph, No. 814, Ref. 2335. Produced in 2001, sold on May 30, 2001. To date, only approximately 20 examples of this chronograph have been produced. d. Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar with leap year indication and moon phases, and an 18K yellow gold Jaquet-Droz buckle. Accompanied by a certificate.1

Jaquet Droz from 1970s2


C. Depicting Pierre Jaquet-Droz sitting at a writing table. The figure is entirely mechanical, activated by a winding key. Once wound, Jaquet-Droz's head follows his quill pen as he writes 'I Love You'. His right hand holds the pen as his left hand is lowered to hold the paper. His eyelids are raised and lowered with each movement. The winding key allows the figure to perform 10 repetitions.The figure of Jaquet-Droz is wearing period dress: a royal blue velvet coat over a light blue waist coat with brassbuttons, all over a white shirt with a ruffled collar and cuffs, stockings and colonial black shoes with a brass buckle. He is holding a brass quill feather pen in one hand. He is sitting on a black lacquered stool and leaning over a black lacquered writing table with a scalloped edge and cabriolet legs, the top inset with burgundy leather. The table and stool rest on a wood base with a parquet-like wood floor inset. The base and automaton measure 19 1/2 inches long, 11 3/4 inches wide and 19 inhes high.This exceptional automaton is constructed of 1,000 minute components, with the mechanism of the automaton taking place in the body of Jaquet-Droz. Offered 09-28-2000 Not sold(est. $130,000-$150,000)

Jaquet-Droz, Perpetual Calendar-Chronograph, No. 814, Ref. 2335. Produced in 2001, sold on May 30, 2001. To date, only approximately 20 examples of this chronograph have been produced. d. Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar with leap year indication and moon phases, and an 18K yellow gold Jaquet-Droz buckle. Accompanied by a certificate.1

Jaquet Droz from 1970s2


Sources:

  1. Antiquorum, via search engine http://www.antiquorum.com
  2. eBay #8932147486 sold on 05-08-06 for £41, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8932147486
  3. For Sale add on thePurists on 05-12-2006, sold for $975. http://www.thepurists.com
  4. Personal collection of cme2c (Jeff Geisert), offered for sale on http://www.timezone.com for $2900 on 06-17-2006
  5. Personal collection of Larry Seiden
  6. The European Watch Company in Boston

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