DFS Group Celebrates 275 Years of Jaquet Droz's Watchmaking Heritage and Excellence at T Galleria Macau
JUNE 17, 2014, Hong Kong – DFS Group (DFS), the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, today announced that The Enchanted Journey – Jaquet Droz 275th Anniversary Exhibition has arrived T galleria Macau, Shoppes at Four Seasons. Launched in celebration of the prestigious brand’s 275th anniversary, this exhibition will showcase the illustrious heritage and antique pieces of Jaquet Droz.
Marking the first time that a showcase of this nature and scale has been hosted by T galleria, The Enchanted Journey – Jaquet Droz 275th Anniversary Exhibition features a series of exceptional timepieces, ranging from The Singing Bird Pocket Watch, an antique piece from circa 1785 featuring Louix XVI case with dazzling ruby and split pearl set bezels and an artfully painted pastoral scene on the watch case back, created especially for the Chinese market; to newest novelties such as the Petite Heure Minute Birds, a self-winding mechanical movement with an astounding power reserve of 68 hours.
To elevate the customer experience and showcase the exquisite watchmaking craftsmanship of Jaquet Droz, the exhibition will be coupled with enamelling and engraving workshops. The exhibition will run from June 7 to August 17 at T galleria Macau, Shoppes at Four Seasons.
In celebration of this special 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 world’s most extensive luxury travel retail awards programme by DFS, will also enjoy an exclusive preview of the exhibition.
“This masterpiece exhibition chronicles Jaquet Droz’s transformation over the past 275 years and showcases our devotion to crafting timepieces of exceptional quality,” said Thiébaut Bentz – Head of Marketing, Jaquet Droz. “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.”
“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,” said Marc Aellen, Head of Sales, Jaquet Droz. “In celebration of this exhibition, we have enhanced our product range with 15 timepieces that truly epitomize what our brand stands for.”
“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,” said Christophe Chaix, Senior Vice President, Global Merchandising – Watches, Jewellery, Accessories & Sunglasses, DFS Group. “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.”