This year, 2015, is the year that the Van Gogh exhibition hall in Amsterdam honors the 125th commemoration of the celebrated Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. What’s more, Jaeger-LeCoultre goes along with them for this essential occasion by releasing a restricted version Reverso à Eclipse that highlights Van Gogh’s scandalous Sunflowers painting. Since the Reverso à Eclipse has the interesting component to show or uncover a dial, the lacquer dial with Van Gogh’s painting in veneer, can be discretely covered up, or appeared, by decision of the wearer.
Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890) is famous for his post-impressionist works and has had a great impact on 20th century craftsmanship. During is short life he painted almost 2,200 canvases, of which 860 oil compositions and in excess of 1,300 watercolor artworks, drawings, portrays and prints. For over a century, his work is an incredible wellspring of motivation for some painters. The canvas that is highlighted in this Reverso à Eclipse is called Sunflowers, henceforth the name of the watch, Reverso à Eclipse Van Gogh Sunflowers.
He painted four still lifes of sunflowers , showing that it was conceivable to make a great deal of varieties of one tone without forfeiting expressiveness and shape. To this date it stays one of his most celebrated works. The unique artistic creation, which was painted in Arles in 1889, and painted during the last time of his life, dwells in the possession of the Van Gogh Museum.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of only a handful few produces who still has knowledge of plating, and they have shown this workmanship previously. Particularly in the Reverso à Eclipse this type of workmanship can be joined in a discrete manner, so the wearer can decide to cover up or uncover the lower dial. Turn the wheel on the case, and you can gradually open or close the upper dial, which can be viewed as shutters.
Other custom alternatives of dial can obviously additionally be made by the expert enamelers of the manufacture. ￼￼￼The Reverso à Eclipse Van Gogh Sunflowers is a 5 piece restricted version in rose gold, and inside ticks the Jaeger-LeCoultre type 849. This in-house development is just 1.85 mm thick, beats at a speed of 21,600 vph. furthermore, has a 35-hour power reserve.
The magnum opus can be appreciated in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, in the Jaeger-LeCoultre store in Amsterdam and obviously here on Monochrome!