Pierre Jaquet-Droz started building clocks in 1738, and was fascinated by machines.  He is now most famous for his Automata machines, and the The Writer could be argued to be the first programmable machine.  Have a look at this video to show it working.


From the London Hallmark on the inside of the case back we can accurately date this watch to being assayed in 1971.


The history of Jaquet-Droz is not complete – the company was not trading for a long period before this watch was made,  But this does not stop the Swatch owned current Jaquet Droz company claiming the history, so we will too!

This watch has a 9k gold case and back, with fixed lugs.  The case back does have a dent, but this is not seen from the front and does not affect the use of the watch.  As well as the hallmark, the inside of the caseback is also stamped NK Co, but we have not been able to confirm who these marked belong to.  The dial is clean and the two black hands against the white dial are very easy to read.  The Breguet style numerals are all in good order.  The 17 jewel Peseux 7040 movement is a good movement that is working well.  The acrylic crystal is new and the strap has very, very light use.

This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  35.1 mm

Width without crown  33.0 mm

Between lugs  17 mm

Lug to lug length  41.2 mm

Case Thickness  9.2 mm

All sizes are approximate.

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