Jaquet Droz Introduces the First Singing Bird Automata Wristwatch
Taking another look at Jaquet Droz‘s “The Charming Bird” watch that was unveiled earlier this year at Baselworld, we are given a video look at the inner-workings of the revolutionary timepiece. As part of Jaquet Droz’s 275th anniversary celebration, 28 of these fine watches were crafted for exclusive retail. The watch is every bit of engineering feat as it is art, employing three micro-sized pistons to replicate the pitch of a bird’s chirp all while a mechanical bird moves its beak, dances about and flaps its wings. Priced at nearly $450,000 USD, this watch is not for everyday wearing.