Last week, (a piece of the Swatch Group) coordinated an occasion in the Boutique Tourbillon Amsterdam. Typically, the Boutique Tourbillon has various brands from the Swatch Group, however tonight it was about Jaquet Droz. Hosts of the night were Boutique Tourbillon supervisor Nathalie Lefrandt and Jaquet Droz’s brand administrator Hessel Ruijgh.
Supported by Jaquet Droz Switzerland and various staff faculty, the Boutique Tourbillon had a great deal of Jaquet Droz watches to show that night. Along with Gerard Nijenbrinks ( ) and Frank Geelen ( ) I went to the occasion and was essentially staggered by all the excellent Jaquet Droz watches. After a little presentation and a beverage, we had a magnificent cafe, arranged and introduced by
During cafe, we had a chance to see Jaquet Droz watch very close and talk about them with different visitors of the night. My undisputed top choice is the Grande Seconde in white gold, a perfect dial catching the embodiment of the brand as I would see it. Likewise present were the lively looking SW models by Jaquet Droz, yet I am uncertain about whether I like them (or not). Maybe I consider Jaquet Droz an exemplary looking dress watch – with a curve – in any case, rather than a games watch.
Anyway, it was an incredible night and an extraordinary method to put Jaquet Droz on the horological map in The Netherlands. Praise to the Boutique Tourbillon and Jaquet Droz staff for facilitating this event.
Gerard took his camera with him and made some incredible photographs (as above) during the night, which you can .