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Jaquet-Droz Museum pieces of MIH and MHL in Switzerland

March 2 2004 at 8:13 PM

PeterCDE  (Login pc01)

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on a recent trip i spotted some fascinating Jaquet Droz piece in the following museums.
  1. Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle

    at Château des Monts/Le Locle
    • Click here for the official website and here 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:

  2. 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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