Jacques De Roy And Chinese Legendary Origins

The experience of Pierre Jaquet Droz, the founder of the Jaquet Droz brand, is a legendary story in the history of watches and clocks. Genius was also the first master watchmaker to bring timepieces to China. Born in 1721, Mr. Pierre Jacques Darrow is a master of time in the Enlightenment. He is proficient in machinery and good at making complex movements. At the same time, as a master of automatic puppet machines, he produced timepieces, music Fountains or musical clocks are worthy art treasures. The ‘writer’, an automatic puppet machine that came out in 1755, was also produced by him. This puppet machine consists of six hundred parts, and its mechanical structure is far more complicated than all other automatic puppet machines of the same period. By setting in advance, this puppet machine can write forty letters or symbols on a sliding paper as required, which is completely comparable to a typewriter. The artistic treasures produced by Pierre Jacques Drouh are famous all over the world. Not only were European courts regarded them as treasures, but also in the Qing Dynasty in China, the royal families in the Forbidden City also praised them.
    In 1774, Pierre Jacques De Roy founded a second watch factory in London and commissioned his son Henry-Louis to manage it. Occupying London’s pivotal European business center and international trade hub during the Enlightenment era, Jacques Rodriguez was able to export his watchmaking products to the Forbidden City far east through London.
    After Henry-Louis entrusted the management of the London watch factory to Pierre Jacques Dro’s adopted son, Jean-Frédéric Leschot, Resso worked with Jan, the most important British watch exporter James Cox has forged close ties. By coordinating an agent in Guangzhou, James Cox broadened the channel to enter the Far East market. He has also served as the sales agent of Jacques Dero in China, India and Japan for many years, showing Jacques De Lo watchmaking skills to the East.
    According to extant historical data, Jacques Droe’s sales of products to China through James Cox began in 1783. The first pair of works that came to the Forbidden City were copper-plated gold-plated bird cages. According to the records in the ‘Incoming List’ held by the First Historical Archives of China, the pair of bells were presented to the Emperor Qianlong as tributes by the Guangdong Customs on the 3rd of August 1785. Chinese name-Jacques Dro.
    In the 18th century, the Jacques Droe family was a leader in the field of luxury watch decoration. It was famous for its pocket watch case, bottle decoration, snuff bottle and even the surface of the bird cage. Filigree or enamel painted decoration. These techniques, pioneered by Jacques Dro, were mastered by the enamel artisans a long time later.
    In September 2004, the interior of Fengxian Hall of the Forbidden City was transformed into a watch exhibition hall. The exhibits include nearly two hundred watches and clocks, many of which are unique in this world. Among them is one of the most beloved works of Emperor Qianlong. This clock has two completely independent mechanical devices, manufactured by the Jacques Dero family. Qianlong loved it so much that he resigned to the emperor and ordered him The clock was moved to the palace where he was retired, so that he could enjoy playing at any time. The special feature of this clock is the European gentleman’s automatic puppet on the clock. Just help him dip the brush in ink, then after turning on the switch, the gentleman will write the eight big characters ‘eight directions nine’ King of Earth. ‘ This was specially designed by Jacques Drotter to meet the needs of the Chinese emperor. At the beginning of the Year of the Dragon in China in 2012, Jacques de Lodz also borrowed the Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon watch to pay tribute to one of the most beautiful Asian myths. The dragon-shaped pattern meticulously carved in gold on the dial reveals the majestic magnificence of the dragon playing in the water. The Golden Dragon seemed to float out of the ocean of black mother-of-pearl, and her body was more pulsating. Carving on this delicate material requires careful attention. The dazzling black mother-of-pearl on the back of the case is engraved with a dragon tail, creating the real effect of a golden dragon passing through the watch. The design of the case can be described as well-intentioned, and the red gold gloss makes every detail of the dial pattern stand out, like the subtle interweaving of volume, material and light and shadow, showing extraordinary beauty in the watch with a specific thickness. Make the scene of Jinlong playing in water come to life. Limited to 88 pieces, this powerful watch will only become a precious collection for some collectors. From pure natural sceneries to magical abstract patterns, from European palaces to the Forbidden City, these unique clocks and watches tell both the legendary history of Jacques de Rodriguez and the immortal origins of Jacques de Loire and China.