2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Dutch post-impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh. To commemorate this occasion, Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam are presenting a limited edition of the Reverso à Eclipse watch featuring Van Gogh’s iconic Sunflowers on the dial, in homage to the Dutch master.
The idea for this remarkable watch came as a result of collaboration between Jaeger-LeCoultre and its Dutch partner Gassan that wished to create a piece combining three components: craftsmanship, art and heritage as a tribute to the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh. These components came together in the Reverso à Eclipse of Jaeger-LeCoultre where the enamellers reproduced Van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers, which appear as a hidden treasure beneath the dial when the shutters are opened.
A unique reversible watch featuring a pink gold case equipped with the in-house Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 849, the Reverso à Eclipse ideally lends itself to reviving one of the rarest fine art traditions – miniature enamel painting – that demands particular virtuosity and patience. A simple gesture is enough to open the watch dial shutters concealing an exquisite miniature reproduction of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers.
This unique masterpiece was achieved in conjunction with Gassan and can be bought in the Van Gogh Museum only.