Following their very first boutique in the Greater China region located in Shanghai Xintiandi, Jaquet Droz have just opened a new store in Beijing's Oriental Plaza. The first watch brand ever to enter the Forbidden City's imperial court, Jaquet Droz has made a full circle with its Beijing opening. You can discover collections such as the Lady 8 Flower, Petite Heure Minute and Grande Seconde Deadbeat. The new boutique also offers the beautiful Charming Bird, a timepiece that combines Jaquet Droz's automaton invention with high-watchmaking techniques, in red and white gold cases, each style limited to 28 pieces. Don't miss the special exhibition in store where you can see the snuff bottles, cuckoos and automatons that Jaquet Droz made specially for Emperor Qianlong and his queen.
The Shanghai Xintiandi boutique has proved so successful because it blends history with a very urban vibe. It is located in one of Xintiandi's characteristic shikumen-style buildings. In store, you can witness 300 years of watch-making techniques from miniature enamelling, grand feu enamelling and many more time-honoured craftsmanships. Last year, the boutique expanded to include a watch salon where you can discover the latest collections that marry an innovative spirit with enduring aesthetics.
Here are the addresses of the two boutiques:
Jaquet Droz Beijing Oriental Plaza
Boutique Shop AA45b
Oriental Plaza, Chang An Street West
Dongcheng District, Beijing
Tel. +86 10 85181789
Jaquet Droz Shanghai Xintiandi Boutique
Room 07, 1/F, No. 1 & 17 of Lane 181
Taicang Road, Shanghai
Tel. +86 21 5301 9880