Four years in developemnt, the Signing Machine creates perfect, more consistent signatures.
Jaquet Droz calls it the Art of Mechanical Astonishment, and the latest example is the Signing Machine, which mimics your signature perfectly using a complex mechanism made of 585 parts, all assembled by hand.
Created to order, the mechanical coding of the signature is also carried out entirely by hand.
Unveiled at Baselworld and part of the brand’s 280th anniversary celebrations, the Signing Machine takes inspiration from Pierre Jaquet-Droz’ earlier creations, The Writer and The Draughtsman, currently on display at the Neuchâtel Museum of Art alongside The Musician.
The device took four years to develop, and the automaton’s movement has been reworked for fluidity, and now creates perfect, more consistent signatures. The hinged arm and pen is released by simply pressing twice. Measuring 158 x 82 x 21mm, it contains a 81.5mm pen with a diameter of 9.8mm made of hand-polished and satin-brushed stainless steel and refillable black or blue ink. It includes a power reserve, which allows for two signatures before needing to be wound.
Finished with hand-engraved red gold or blackened hard wood, it comes with a leather pouch. Besides, Jaquet Droz gives you the option of selecting the majority of decorative elements.
The Signing Machine is locked with a four-digit code set by the owner.
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