Video Rewind for April 5, 2015

April 5, 2015 . by Patrick Kansa

Welcome back to our regular feature, the Watch Video Rewind. In this series, we bring to light videos we feel are interesting and worth sharing out with our readers. This week, we’re all about musical watches.

Watching the Web for April 4, 2015

April 4, 2015 . by Patrick Kansa

Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, where we have a quick look at some interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week (or so), as well as taking a second look at what some of our more popular articles this week were.Today, we have a handful of watches from Baselworld, as well as a new Kickstarter watch we saw. After those, we’ll highlight (as usual) some of our more popular posts from the last week. Read on to see what we’ve got in store for you.

Jaquet Droz Announces The Signing Machine

March 27, 2014 . by John Biggs

In what has to be one of the oddest Novelty announcements I’ve seen in a while, Jaquet Droz has released something their calling the Signing Machine, a mechanical pantograph that signs your name again and again, essentially allowing your fingers to rest comfortably in a bowl of human growth extract while you sign paperwork.

Machine à Ecrire le Temps: French for “You have too much money”

April 23, 2009 . by John Biggs

Every year at Basel, the big watch show in Switzerland, companies trot out their latest R&D projects along with a plethora of new watches. The watches are what sell but the R&D products are what get the press. Take this lump of gears from Jaquet Droz, for example. At its core, this is a minute…

Jaquet Droz sport collection… hrm…

September 22, 2008 . by John Biggs

While I understand the impulse to buy expensive watches, I’m rarely moved by to open my wallet when simple beauties like these come along. These two new limited editions form Jaquet Droz are sport watches for the caviar and horsie set. The Grande Seconde SW is a standard three hand watch with a few odd…

Basel 2006 Part Deux – Jaquet Droz

June 19, 2006 . by John Biggs

Jaquet Droz is a brand based on drawings by one of the first robotics experts in the world, Jaquet Droz who designed many clockwork automatons and a number of watches. Their most famous piece is the big-seconds, the Grande Seconde. We got to see a few of their goodies at the show last week. Above…