Today I feature a lesser known and less expensive variant of the famous Jacquet- Droz Bird Repeater...sans repeater and automata, but still with the beautiful 3 dimensional sclupture.
The watch is a jewellery piece, with diamonds on the bezel...but the true artistic
beauty must be the mini-scupture of a bird feeding her chicks on the dial.
The mini-sclupture leaps out in a realism only achieved when great masters work on
the artwork...the proportions are almost perfect. The details outstanding.
Click on the image below for a 1920 wide wallpaper sized image. Look at the two
eggs in the nest at about 4 o'clock...even the texture of the egg is captured. The
details on the feathers of the mama bird is also quite amazing, though a bit
stylised, it retains a vividness that is utterly beautiful.