Jaquet Droz Signing Machine AutomatonDate Added 23/03/2015Views 1576
Many of you will know the name Jaquet Droz as they created possibly our all-time favourite watch, the Bird Repeater, an amazing timepiece we've featured many times. However it is not just incredible watches they can make, take a look at this, the Jaquet Droz signing machine Automaton, simply incredible.
The Signing Machine Automaton has a 4-digit security code and can be manually wound with a mechanism activated by a lever positioned on the side of the gray and black case. This entirely mechanical, technological gem, with its contemporary, uncluttered design, is manufactured as a bespoke piece for its owner. Simply pressing twice with your finger releases a hinged arm and pen. By means of highly complex movements, driven by a set of cams that are handmade in order to produce a fluid, natural script, The Signing Machine Automaton duplicates its ownerâ€™s signature. This operation can be admired through the transparent window that reveals the internal workings. In an age dominated by digital technology, it is a testament to the unique and magical beauty of the exceptional mechanisms bearing the Jaquet Droz hallmark.