Bird Repeater by Jaquet Droz
Parallax scrolling One Pager to present the most exquisite watch called ‘Bird Repeater’ by Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz. Lovely touch with the watch slider in the Technical section that reveals the “gears”. The scroll transitions seem a touch buggy throughout the site but the arrangement of the content with the subtle fades are beautiful. Make sure you watch the incredibly well made video too.
Born in 1721, Pierre Jaquet-Droz was above all a child of the Swiss Jura. In these valleys that are still today the cradle of Swiss watchmaking excellence, there is a sense of life in communion with the natural surroundings. The sound of birdsong accompanies the cycle of the seasons.
Beautiful, free and fascinating, birds captivated the age, and the young watchmaker was to make this trend his own. At first incorporated in real birdcages, these creations were soon transformed into pocket watches and table clocks of proportions as small as they were refined.