Show You The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Vincent van Gogh Mens Watch
Legendary Dutch Post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh once said, ‘I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.’ This is a sentiment that a lot of great watchmakers could undoubtably relate to. Many a groundbreaking timepiece has started as a dream, an idea to meet a need, before the watchmaker put their skills and passion to practice to create an exceptional timepiece.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Watch was created along these lines. British officers in India needed a watch with crystal that could withstand their frequent energetic games of Polo, and JLC co-founders Jacques-David LeCoultre and Edmond Jaeger dreamed up the answer. The Reverso allowed its wearer to conceal the delicate crystal by swivelling it out of sight, and out of harm’s way, within the case.
Today, this innovative watch is considered a classic in the Jaeger-LeCoultre collection, and what better way to honour a visionary artist than with a visionary watch. The Jaeger-LeCoultre has partnered with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to create the Reverso à Eclipse, tribute to Vincent van Gogh.
The swiss mens watch features an exceptionally detailed enamelled miniature of Self-Portrait as a Painter, one of van Gogh’s most famous pieces, painted by the skilled enamelling artists at Jaeger-LeCoultre. The picture can be hidden and revealed buy a simple opening of the watch’s shutters. The case is made from platinum, and powering the watch is the experly engineered in-house calibre 849.
Not surprisingly, only four models of this piece of horological piece of art will be made—although it will be available to be admired, along with the great artist’s work, at the Van Gogh Museum.