Jaquet Droz Rolling Stones Automaton

With its new automata wristwatch, Jaquet Droz pays tribute to the Rolling Stones, the iconic rock music band.

In this 43 mm red gold watch, the craftsmen have reproduced the Stones stage set. We can find, Ronnie Wood’s Fender Strat and double stack, the minimalist drums of the late Charlie Watts, and Keith Richard’s famous five-string guitar, which has carved the most legendary grooves in rock and roll.

Jaquet Droz Rolling Stones Automaton

These mythical grooves are also represented, with their original cover, in the form of six iconic albums from 1971 to present day. Each collector will be able to choose the covers of these albums.

They will be reproduced by hand by the craftsmen of Jaquet Droz on a disc able to rotate, on demand, around the central stage. The rotation lasts about thirty seconds and can be operated eight consecutive times thanks to the push-piece inserted in the crown, at 3 o’clock.

Jaquet Droz Rolling Stones Automaton

The power reserve is indicated at 8 o’clock by a cam restoring the articulated arm and the diamond of a vinyl record player. Just below, the iconic Stones logo moves up and down as the tongue simultaneously moves left and right.

Jaquet Droz Rolling Stones Automaton

The guitars and their amp are individually shaped by hand from a block of red gold, engraved then painted. The cymbals are made of a slightly curved gold disc in order to reproduce the precise curvature. Their stand is represented by a white gold thread. The various drum toms, also made of white and red gold threads, with a diameter from 1.2 to 2.3 mm.

Jaquet Droz Rolling Stones Automaton

The exact color tone of each instrument, the tweed finish of the amp, the pickguard of the guitars, the tolex of the loudspeakers: every tiny detail, the slightest imperceptible reflection, is painted by hand. Even Mick Jagger’s harmonica is reproduced, next to his microphone, in a block of gold.

Jaquet Droz Rolling Stones Automaton

On the sapphire caseback, the red gold oscillating weight will be engraved with the name of the chosen album, among the 23 available, by the collector to illustrate the image under the central stage – with its release date and the name of the studio where it was recorded, leading to a unique piece duly engraved “1/1”.

The 23 albums available:

Dirty Work: 1986
Sticky Fingers: 1971
Steel Wheels: 1989
Exile on Main St.: 1972
Flashpoint (live): 1991
Goats Head Soup: 1973
Voodoo Lounge: 1994
It’s Only Rock’n Roll: 1974
Bridges to Babylon: 1997
Black and Blue: 1976
No Security (live): 1998
Love you Live (live): 1977
A Bigger Bang: 2005
Some Girls: 1978
Shine a Light (live): 2008
Emotional Rescue: 1980
Sweet Summer Sun (live): 2013
Tattoo You: 1981
Blue & Lonesome: 2016
Sill Life (live): 1982
Totally Stripped (live): 2016
Undercover: 1983
El Mocambo (live): 2022

Technical details

Featured Model: Jaquet Droz Rolling Stones Automaton
Reference J0328330011, “STICKY FINGERS 1971 RSM”, Unique piece

Movement
Jaquet Droz 2653 AT2, self-winding mechanical movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, double barrel, flat bridges, hand-engraved 18-karat red gold oscillating weight. “STICKY FINGERS 1971 RSM”
Automaton with animated record and logo, hand-wound with crown push-button automaton triggering mechanism, double barrel
56 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes

Case
18-karat red gold case
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 16.96 mm
“THE ROLLING STONES 1/1 STUDIO” engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: Up to 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Static dial: black onyx hour/minutes dial with 18-karat red gold applied ring, hand-painted 18-karat red gold dial with appliques depicting instruments in hand-engraved and hand-painted 18-karat white and red gold
Animated dial: brass with rhodium-plated treatment, engraved decor and hand-painted motifs, red animated “Big Mouth” in 18-karat red gold, hand-engraved and hand-painted

Hands
18-karat red gold
Power reserve with reading cell in hand-engraved and hand-painted 18-karat red gold

Strap
Fabric with printed patterns in rubber
18-karat red gold folding clasp