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Jaquet-Droz Museum pieces of MIH and MHL in Switzerland
March 2 2004 at 8:13 PM
on a recent trip i spotted some fascinating Jaquet Droz piece in the following museums.
Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle
at Château des Monts/Le Locle
Click here for the official website
for some pictured impressions (both french language)
Among other pieces on display this interesting table clock can be seen, which comes not only with a "music box" but a "singing bird" complication as well:
Musee international d'horlogerie
at La Chaux-De-Fonds
Click here for the official site
Simply incredible miniature enamel painting, as well as a very early center-second watch:
An interesting clock; it does not only have a "music box", but a number of gongs with different tunes. At the time visited it was under repair, so the mechanism was visible on the dial side as well:
A nice bunch of early Jaquet Droz pieces, mostly made for the Chinese and Turkish markets with enamel painting and gem setting:
All of the pictures really don´t do the watches, clocks and automatons justice.
Greetings from germany,
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