DFS creates major exhibition in Macau to mark Jaquet Droz anniversary

MACAU. Leading luxury travel retailer DFS is hosting a major exhibition of Jaquet Droz timepieces at T Galleria Macau, Shoppes at Four Seasons, from 7 June to 17 August.

“˜The Enchanted Journey – Jaquet Droz 275th Anniversary Exhibition’ was launched in celebration of the brand’s 275th year, and is the first time that a showcase of this nature and scale has been hosted by T Galleria, said DFS.

This is the first time that a showcase of this scale has been hosted by T Galleria, said DFS

The exhibition features a series of “exceptional timepieces” as well as enamelling and engraving workshops, noted the retailer. The watches include The Singing Bird Pocket Watch, an antique piece from around 1785 featuring Louis XVI case with ruby and split pearl set bezels and a painted pastoral scene on the watch case back, created especially for the Chinese market. There are also newer novelties such as the Petite Heure Minute Birds, a self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of 68 hours.

To mark the occasion, 15 timepieces have been specially added to the assortment of Jaquet Droz products available at T Galleria Macau, Shoppes at Four Seasons. Members of Loyal T, the luxury travel retail awards programme by DFS, are offered an exclusive preview of the exhibition.

DFS Group Senior Vice President, Global Merchandising – Watches, Jewellery, Accessories & Sunglasses Christophe Chaix said: “We are incredibly excited to work with our longstanding partner Jaquet Droz to bring this outstanding exhibition to Macau, which serves as a clear reminder of why global travellers with an eye for the unique, and an appreciation for fine watches and jewellery continue to shop at T Galleria. The arrival of this exceptional exhibition further augments the status of Macau as the regional hub for fine watches and jewellery, and kick-starts a series of horology events to be hosted by DFS this year, including Masters of Time, Asia’s premier retail exhibition of Haute Horlogerie, which will also be held in Macau.”

“This masterpiece exhibition chronicles Jaquet Droz’s transformation over the past 275 years and showcases our devotion to crafting timepieces of exceptional quality,” said Jaquet Droz Head of Marketing Thiébaut Bentz. “We are extremely proud to partner with DFS to tell our brand story through this unparalleled exhibition. This exhibition offers a truly “˜one of its kind’ experience and is a very apt reflection of our commitment to bringing the best of Haute Horlogerie to customers and watch connoisseurs from around the world.”

Jaquet Droz Head of Sales Marc Aellen added: “Thanks to our partnership with DFS, customers of T Galleria Macau, Shoppes at Four Seasons, have been able to experience the best of our time-tested craftsmanship and unique offerings. In celebration of this exhibition, we have enhanced our product range with 15 timepieces that epitomise what our brand stands for.”

Some exceptional pieces, both new and old, make up the collection
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