Jaquet Droz Dad 101: Do You Really Think Dad Needs Another Tie?

Jun 12, 2011

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 19th this year and Jaquet Droz is here to help you with choosing something a little different for your dad, something he’ll be sure to treasure for years to come.

Did you know that Jaquet Droz started off as a family business with Pierre Jaquet Droz and his son Henry-Louis? Henry-Louis joined his father in 1769 after he finished his studies in mathematics, physics, science, and art in the Academy of Nancy. The business quickly spread as they opened a second workshop in London in 1774. The bond of a father and son is what built Jaquet Droz and we would love to share that bond with your family!

For the Classic Dad: The Grande Seconde

Through the majestically intertwining and subtly off-centered time indication, the fascinating alternations of Arabic and Roman numerals and the union of two circles evoking the mathematical symbol of infinity, the Grand Seconde asserts its powerful personality through white or red gold cases in a diameter of 43 or 39mm.

For the Sporty Dad: The Grande Seconde SW

Sporty, impulsive, yet classically distinguished, the Grande Seconde SW personifies the very values of Jaquet Droz. With a fluted bezel, hollowed horns, and a strap in vulcanized rubber, the audacity of the sporty design combines modernity with the robustness of a case in red gold or in steel with ceramic.

For the World Traveling Dad: The Twelve Cities

London, Geneva, Istanbul, Moscow, Dubai, Aspen, Mexico, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney, Azores . . . each city has its pulse, its tension, its special times. Simply by pressing a pushbutton at 2 o’clock, the cities and their respective times appear in the apertures on the subdial.

For the Retired Dad: The Grande Heure

No two identical beings exist: for Jaquet Droz the essence of each individual is a source of wonder, imagination, and creation. The Lancine hand of the Grande Heure is the ultimate expression of such uniqueness. This timepiece is also the fruit of a seemingly unbelievable vision: to live time differently and to appreciate it in a new light.

For the Dad with Everything: The Tourbillon

Breathtaking, elegant, precise, and freed from the earth’s gravitational pull . . . the tourbillion accomplishes an extraordinary watchmaking feat: to bring together the peak in technical prowess with an aesthetic that is constantly beign recreated. With its legendary complication set at 6 o’clock, the genius of the craftsmen of La Chaux-de-Fonds is set free from the constraints of gravity. The hours and minutes dial magnifies the contrast: the ethereal softness of the silver endowed with sparkling clarity, and the mystery of the black opaline . . . an interplay of colors, concentrated onto a reduced surface – 44mm diameter – and produced in a limited edition of just 28 pieces.

King Jewelers is proud to be an authorized retailer for Jaquet Droz Watches in Miami, Fl and Nashville, TN. For more information regarding Jaquet Droz, please visit www.jaquet-droz.com. For more information regarding pricing and availability of Jaquet Droz watches, please visit www.kings1912.com or email us at info@kings1912.com.

Established in 1912, King Jewelers has proudly styled jewelry and timepiece aficionados from around the world. A pioneer among independent couture jewelers, King Jewelers has built an outstanding reputation steeped in quality, value and first-class customer service. King Jewelers offers bridal consultations for brides and grooms with the expert advice of its in-house bridal stylists and diamond specialists. King Jewelers offers brides and grooms a first-class experience, conveniently offering wholesale diamonds, custom designs for engagement rings and wedding bands, luxury designer bridal jewelry, watches for him, bridal party gifts, and gift registration, as well as engravings, appraisals, and expert jewelry cleaning. With two store locations in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN, King Jewelers has won numerous awards as the Southeast’s top jewelry store and diamond wholesaler. King Jewelers is the luxury destination in Miami and Nashville for fine jewelry, diamonds, and Swiss timepieces. King Jewelers is Nashville diamonds and engagement rings wholesale store which specializes in bridal custom designs. King Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, American Watch Guild, and the American Society of Appraisers. King Jewelers has GIA Certified Gemologists and offers expert jewelry and watch repairs.

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