Jacques Droz: Jaquet Droz: The Elegant Gentleman’s Sentiment Is ‘changing’ In The Passing Years

The long bracelet is decorated with exquisitely carved, mysterious and noble pocket watches, which always slip out of the deep lining of the silk lining of a blazer or vest … The gentleman is retro, elegant and poetic …

The second hand on the pocket watch never stops rotating. Like the passing of water, time is passing, but it is an elegant retro gentleman’s feeling. Today, having a well-made pocket watch is still a symbol of gentlemanliness and aristocracy for men, especially those with fine workmanship, with a strong artistic atmosphere and classic temperament, which are also treasures for men.

Circa 1785. Pierre Jacques de Dross and Reso in London for the Chinese market

The invention of the pocket watch was actually related to the need of the nobles of the palace to carry the clock at any time. Since the clock was invented, owning a well-made clock has become an important symbol of high society. However, heavy floor clocks, table clocks, and fireplace clocks can only be used as home decorations, and cannot satisfy the desire of nobles who are keen on horse riding, hunting, and traveling to know the time at any time. They also hope that when they go out or socialize, the clock that symbolizes technology and the most fashionable decoration at that time will accompany them to show their pace with the trend of the times.

Circa 1785. Pierre Jacques Dro tailored for the Chinese market in London

The real pocket watch was finally invented in the early 16th century. The pocket watch became smaller, lighter and more portable, and this reading time became within reach. By the 19th century, the manufacturing technology of pocket watches had reached a very high level. The watchmaking process at that time relied on manual work. From the creation of the pure gold case, the delicate carving, the firing of painted enamel to the grinding of each gear and screw, all were made by hand. A pocket watch with sophisticated workmanship and complex functions often takes several years to complete. Because people who could wear pocket watches at that time were either royal aristocrats or high powers, owning a pocket watch was not only one of the symbols of dignity, but it was also generally believed that pocket watches were for gentlemen.
As one of the oldest watch brands in the world, Jacques de Lore has won the leading role in pocket watch making. Many of his masterpieces have won the favor of European royal nobles and conquered the emperor Qianlong, a distant ancient country. So far, Jacques Dro is still the most famous watch collection in the Palace Museum.

Pocket watches can be said to be a watch-making myth that has experienced thousands of years of hard work, and the birth of Jacques de Ivory enamel enamel pocket watches has made this centuries-old watch legend legend once again become the focus of attention. It not only inherited the noble inspiration created by the brand in 1785-the classic large seconds hand design inspiration, but also brought the elegant style to the fullest. The ivory-colored large fire enamel dial is evenly and elegantly colored by the master craftsmen of Jacques Dross. The enamel is gorgeous and bright, and the amazing charm between square inches is enough to make gentlemen love at first sight.

Interweaving the priceless treasures of each historical stage, the richness of tradition and the modern elegance, embrace the time: this is the essence of Jacques de ivory large open flame enamel pocket watch. Jacques Dro’s ambitions are woven by the outstanding professionalism and top craftsmanship, through the ivory white great fire enamel dial on this pocket watch, the gold case back with the brand’s hidden logo shamrock, its elaborate hour markers and the unique Guilloché pattern. On display, the elegant and classic gentleman’s style on the dial was deeply impressed.

Large ivory enamel pocket watch
THE POCKET WATCH Ivory Enamel
J08003100
Large ivory enamel dial
18K Yellow Gold Case and Bracelet
Manual winding mechanical movement
Power reserve of about 40 hours
50 mm diameter

Jacques Dro antique gold leaf carved pocket watch

Europe, dating back to the 18th century, is experiencing a leap from handicraft industry to large-scale industrial production. Although the social productivity has developed amazingly as a result, the secrets of many generations of famous craftsmen have also been lost. The leaf of gold leaf on Jacques Dro’s antique gold leaf carved pocket watch is derived from this long-lost ancient technique. That is, the fine gold leaf is used to place one by one with dexterous and meticulous methods to form a relief pattern. It is then supplemented with a very fine enamel process to obtain the required hue and the deepness of the translucent enamel, which makes the sunray decoration appear on the dial.
Based on the gold foil of this era, the master craftsmen of Jacques Dro have revived the process. Today, they combine ancient and modern techniques on the same timepiece, and use the gold foil carving process combined with the unique large fire enamel dyeing process, and rigorous geometric patterns. Glittering with the glorious brilliance and gorgeous enamel, these two pocket watches are injected with new emotional connotations, condensing hundreds of years of craftsmanship and extreme modern style, showing a rare and luxurious gentleman style.

Gold leaf enamel pocket watch
THE POCKET WATCH PAILLONNÉE
J080033043
Gold foil engraved blue grand fire enamel dial
Red gold case
Blue steel hands
Manual winding mechanical movement
Power reserve of about 40 hours
50 mm diameter
Limited edition of 8 pieces

Gold leaf carved pocket watch
THE POCKET WATCH PAILLONNÉE
J080033046
Gold foil carved red large fire enamel dial
18K Red Gold Case
Blue steel hands
Automatic mechanical movement
18K Red Gold Bracelet
Power reserve of about 40 hours
50 mm diameter
Limited edition of 8 pieces