The celebration continues for Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Van Gogh Museum
In 2015, Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre teamed up with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the death of the iconic painter. It resulted in Reverso à Eclipse – Van Gogh Sunflowers, a limited edition timepiece that was adorned with an enameled miniature of van Gogh’s “Sunflowers.”
But when it comes to paying tribute to an icon like van Gogh, once is really not enough. So the only solution for Jaeger-LeCoultre is to make another limited edition watch.
Featuring an enameled miniature of van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait as a Painter” on the dial, the new watch was created in collaboration with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Dutch boutique partner, Gassan. The reversible watch comes with shutters that can be opened to reveal the miniature painting inside. And underneath the masterpiece, the watch keeps inside it the in-house Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 849 movement.
Only four pieces of this watch will be made, and they will be available for viewing in the Van Gogh Museum, where the real version of the painting is housed.