The famous Reverso watch, first introduced in 1931, is perfectly suited to showcasing a reproduction of a work of art on the dial or on the case-back.
For this special occasion, Jaeger-LeCoultre and GASSAN present the Reverso in tribute to Rembrandt, featuring a reproduction of one of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings, the ‘Night Watch’ on the dial of the watch.
THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. ” Self-Portrait ” c1665 by Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669)
It’s indeed fitting that JLC should choose to feature Rembrandt on the Reverso, as Rembrandt suffered a ‘reversal’ of fortune in his life as a result of living well beyond his means. He was forced to sell all his valuable possessions and home. One of Europe’s greatest ever artists died a poor man in 1669 at the age of 63.
Throughout the Netherlands, the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death in 2019 is celebrated with the ‘Year of Rembrandt’. A year with exhibitions and special events celebrating the work of one of the master.
The idea for the unique watch came as a result of collaboration between Jaeger-LeCoultre and its Dutch boutique partner GASSAN. They aimed to create a masterpiece combining three key components: craftsmanship, art, and heritage as a tribute to the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn.
The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn
These components came together in the Reverso in tribute to Rembrandt where the enamellers reproduced Rembrandt’s famous ‘Night Watch’ painting on the dial of the watch.
One of the few Manufactures still offering enameling at its workshops; it’s an artistic technique that requires delicate and subtle work, typically done by hand and over a hundred years old. For this special series, the reproduction was created on the Grande Reverso watch with in-house calibre 822.
The Rembrandt Reverso watch was achieved in close cooperation between GASSAN, the Rijksmuseum and Jaeger-LeCoultre.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute to Rembrandt is presented in a classic Grande Reverso model in 18k rose gold with a black alligator strap. The case measures 48.5mm x 30mm, with a 10.24mm height.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute to Rembrandt (ref. JLQ37325EN) will be produced in only 5 pieces, and will only be available from GASSAN. Price is upon request.
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