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Jaquet Droz The time for a dance

Over two and a half centuries after the son of Pierre Jaquet-Droz was given an audience with King Louis XVI of France to demonstrate his automata, Jaquet Droz pays tribute to the meeting with a performance in Versailles by the Béjart Ballet Lausanne under the direction of Gil Roman.

Jaquet Droz became the Presenting Partner of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in 2013, through which the brand showcases the art of movement that commemorates the skills of its founder, whose clocks, musical watches and humanoid automata fascinated the royal courts of Europe.

 

Jaquet Droz and the Béjart Ballet

 The same fascination is true of the illustrious Maurice Béjart Ballet Lausanne, whose performances such as the Sacre du printemps (1959), Symphonie pour un homme seul, l’Oiseau de feu,... to this day captivate audiences around the world. The artistry of both worlds can be encapsulated in the expression the Art of Astonishment. 

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An elegant, outward-looking philosophy that dates back to the Age of Enlightenment is still at the heart of Jaquet Droz's identity. The fine and rare handcrafts practiced at the company’s workshops produce exquisite miniature works of art and automata that combine the best of design with unprecedented levels of horological know-how.

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