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Jaquet Droz - Jaquet Droz joins the Responsible Jewellery Council

Jaquet Droz Jaquet Droz joins the Responsible Jewellery Council

The Maison has been certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council, a guarantee of a responsible supply chain on a global level and reaffirms its ethical commitment

With a commitment to continuous improvement in its business and, after reviewing its systems and practices, Jaquet Droz has officially been awarded the RJC Certification following an independent external audit.

The RJC is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2005. Its mission is to establish standards for a responsible global supply chain, promoting confidence across the entire jewelry and watch industry.

As a fully independent organization, it individually certifies that each of its members adopts environmental, social, ethical and responsible practices in their sourcing and use of precious metals (gold, silver, platinum), diamonds and colored gemstones. With its certification, Jaquet Droz joins other brands in the Swatch Group, including Omega and Harry Winston.

Jaquet Droz joins the Responsible Jewellery Council

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“From exceptional watchmaking to ethical excellence, joining the RJC is another step we are proud to have taken,” explains Christian Lattmann, CEO of Montres Jaquet Droz. “For us, this certification is a source of continuous commitment, but we believe that it is part of our social and environmental responsibility, especially in relation to younger generations, who are particularly aware of this issue and to whom we are indebted.”

As such, Jaquet Droz reaffirms its desire to be a brand that respects its customers, suppliers and employees, as well as its environment. One hundred percent of its components are made in Switzerland, primarily in La Chaux-de-Fonds and the Vallée de Joux. Within its Ateliers d’Art, the Maison carries on the tradition of using artisanal crafts, in particular enameling, plique-à-jour, miniature painting, engraving, setting and paillonné enameling. With the creation and production of its exceptional timepieces and automatons, it continues to demonstrate its expertise in watchmaking and art mechanics, which was recently included in UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage.

This cross-disciplinary undertaking involves all positions within the company, without exception, and unites its teams through an ethical and responsible approach for a sustainable future.

 

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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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