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Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ‘Made of Makers’ in Dubai 

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ‘Made of Makers’ in Dubai 

Jaeger-LeCoultre is debuting a new art installation, Passengers: Through Time, in Dubai this February.
Specially commissioned from the French visual artist Guillaume Marmin, the work makes its world debut in conjunction with The Stellar Odyssey exhibition following its first introduction in the Vallée de Joux in May 2022.
With intense respect for the person in the process – the creativity of the mind and the skill of the hand – the programe focuses on world-class creators from outside the world of watchmaking, who share the Maison’s values and whose work explores new forms of expression through different and often unexpected materials and media.
“Through Made of Makers we are looking for different perspectives on how the practices of watchmaking, art and other creative disciplines can bring value to lived experiences,” says Catherine Rénier, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre. “We seek out artists from disciplines as diverse as gastronomy, music and digital art, who harness great imagination to meticulous artistic processes, creating works that expand our minds, challenge our senses and trigger strong emotions.”
In partnership with Jaeger-LeCoultre, Guillaume Marmin created an entirely new chapter for his acclaimed installation, Passengers. This second chapter, Passengers: Through Time, focuses on celestial and astronomical observation, offering its visitors – or passengers – an exploration of the links between time, space and light, as described by the theory of relativity.
“The challenge of this project was to make perceptible the relationship between observation of the sky and the measurement of time,” says Guillaume Marmin “From discussions with astronomers and watchmakers, I imagined an art installation capable of transcribing the links that unite time and space.”
THE STELLAR ODYSSEY EXHIBITION
The Dubai Mall Fountain
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid BoulevardDowntown Dubai
Open from February 4th to February 23rd 2023Weekdays: from Monday to Thursday 10am to 12amWeekends: from Friday to Sunday 10am to 1am
Free admission
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Launches Vintage ‘Collectibles’ 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Launches Vintage ‘Collectibles’ 

Jaeger-LeCoultre is offering a curated selection of vintage watches from within its extensive collection in an ongoing series called The Collectibles. 
Timed to coincide with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 190th anniversary, the online offerings will represent “rare and sought-after timepieces that represent high-water marks for both Jaeger-LeCoultre and 20th-century watchmaking,” according to the watchmaker.
A Memovox Speed Beat GT, circa 1972.
Every watch offered through The Collectibles will be vetted by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s own historical experts and will include models considered as close as possible to their original condition. The watches will also be fully serviced and restored in the Manufacture’s restoration workshop.
A vintage Memovox Polaris II, circa 1970.
“Being able to restore these remarkable timepieces and offer them once again is a nice tribute to our current environment, in which sustainability and second lives have come to the fore,” says Catherine Rénier, Jaeger-Lecoultre CEO. “It is fantastic to see fifty-or eighty-year-old pieces given a new life.”
A 40mm LeCoultre Shark Deep Sea.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is making the series available via its website and will also create small, ‘capsule’ collections of the vintage pieces that will tour the world.
The Collectibles debuts with seventeen watches, thought several have already been sold. The watchmaker will add new models to the series as they are restored by its in-house experts.
First up are restored examples of the watchmaker’s Geophysic, a Memovox Parking, a Master Mariner Deep Sea and a Shark Deep Sea. Each watch will be sold with an extract from the Jaeger-LeCoultre archives, a new watch strap and a complimentary copy of The Collectibles coffee-table book. And when available, the watch’s original box and papers, strap or bracelet will be included. 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Brings The Stellar Odyssey Exhibition with Immersive Installations and Experiences to Dubai

Jaeger-LeCoultre Brings The Stellar Odyssey Exhibition with Immersive Installations and Experiences to Dubai

Photo: Courtesy of Jaeger-LeCoultre
Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre is bringing a major exhibition to Dubai in February. Named The Stellar Odyssey, the three weeks-long exhibition pays homage to the astronomical phenomena at the root of time measurement, and how “the mysteries of the cosmos are translated into micro-mechanical wonders.” The exhibition will make its first stop in Dubai following its inauguration at Watches & Wonders in 2022, before traveling to different cities around the world.
From February 4 to 23, watch enthusiasts will be welcomed at a spectacular pavilion “floating” by the Dubai Fountain, with Burj Khalifa as its backdrop. Inside, guests will find a carefully curated selection of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s most historic timepieces as well as its most recent celestially-inspired timepieces, including the Atmos clock and the Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185.
Photo: Courtesy of Jaeger-LeCoultre
Multi-media installations underneath a geodesic dome will take visitors on a virtual journey to the cosmos through an immersive digital show that aims to transport them through infinite space and 13.7 billion years of time—from the origins of our universe to the present day. Another installation named ‘Passengers: Through Time’ by French artist Guillaume Marmin uses light, sound, and movement to redefine traditional ideas of sculpture, space, and time, offering visitors an otherworldly experience.
Photo: Courtesy of Jaeger-LeCoultre

Elsewhere, Atelier d’Antoine, named after the Maison‘s founder, Antoine LeCoultre will share watchmaking know-how via workshops. Visitors can take on a hands-on Discovery Workshop where they will have the rare opportunity to gain deep insight and practical experience of the celestial origins of time-keeping. What’s more, renowned mixologist Matthias Giroud has been tapped for the Steller Atelier, where visitors can enjoy a range of bespoke soft cocktails inspired by the cosmos, as well as the colors, temperatures, and forms of the stars and planets.
Photo: Courtesy of Jaeger-LeCoultre
“It is an important part of our mission at Jaeger-LeCoultre to share the secrets behind the art and craft of watchmaking with the wider world by bringing our Manufacture from the Vallée de Joux to the public around the globe,” says Catherine Rénier, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre. “The ancient cultures of the Middle East played a seminal role in the origins of time measurement, and we are therefore delighted that Dubai is where the world tour of The Stellar Odyssey makes its debut. It is a special opportunity to trace the unbroken line through several millennia to the exceptional legacy of innovation that has driven our Maison for 190 years and the work that we do today.”
The Stellar Odyssey by Jaeger-LeCoultre will be presented from Saturday, February 4 to Thursday, February 23, 2023 at the Dubai Fountain, Downtown Dubai; open to public daily from 2pm to 12am. Free admission; book a spot via Jaeger-lecoultre.com

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