Tourbillon Boutique Hosts Jaquet Droz Artist

Since 1738, Jaquet Droz has been producing the finest watches, a select group in limited editions. Swiss made,  Jaquet Droz equals superlative craftsmanship. These watches are pieces of art collected by the haut monde.

Tourbillon Boutique on the Mag Mile hosted Chicago’s glitterati on Monday, October 21, for an unforgettable event. Flown in from Switzerland, Jaquet Droz’ Master Painter impressed guests with her hand-painting skills, while showing them the technique with a hands-on experience. Champagne flowed and hors d’oeuvres were passed as guests ogled rare pieces from the Jaquet Droz vault, including the great Perpetual Calendar Eclipse, the unique dual time zone watch Grande Heure GMT. Following the presentation, guests were seated for a delectable dinner create by Gibson’s Steakhouse.

The art of hand-crafted watches is not lost, take a look at this Youtube video: The Charming Bird by Jaquet Droz.

About Jaquet Droz
Pierre Jaquet-Droz was one of the greatest craftsmen of his time. Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1721, he was a master watchmaker of genius and vision who marked the history of his profession. Since Jaquet Droz joined the Swatch Group in 2000, it has continued its never-ending quest to perpetuate the history and expertise of its founder. In the summer of 2010, the company moved into its new Atelier de Haute Horlogerie in La Chaux-de- Fonds, which will allow the brand to meet rising market demand as well as its ambitious growth targets.

Part of the Swatch Group’s Prestige and Luxury Range, Jaquet Droz develops unique products characterized by exceptional craftsmanship. It is with great enthusiasm that the brand celebrates its 275th anniversary this year, cultivating the spirit of excellence and innovation, passing on the values of emotion and poetry and building its future, day after day.

About Tourbillon Boutiques
True to the spirit of master pieces designed by Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Omega, and Swatch, Tourbillon Boutique constitutes the Haute Horlogerie distribution network for all the Swatch Group’s prestige brands. Tourbillon Boutiques are located in luxurious environments in town centers at the most frequented and desirable retail addresses.

The most significant quality of Tourbillon Boutiques lies in its ability to offer a wide array of timepieces and exceptional pieces from the exceptional brands carried to satisfy clients with refined taste. Committed to excellent service, the Tourbillon Boutiques offer their clients an incomparable experience – luxury based on the values of the products that make up their special world. Spending a few moments in one of these boutiques is about experiencing an emotion, a rare minute, a Tourbillon moment.


About Cindy Burns

Currently writing for TCW's 'Woman About Town' column, Cindy Burns covers Chicago's social scene, events, fashion, and interviews women and men who are making a difference in the world. With an M.A. in American History from DePaul University, Ms. Burns is an author, freelance writer, avid reader and researcher. Ms. Burns has spent over 20 years serving on charitable boards and organizations, and currently serves as a member of the Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet and the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. She is also an Honorary Member of the Children's Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. When Ms. Burns isn't running around Chicago covering current events, you can find her biking, on the tennis courts, or hiking in a mountainous region of her choice.