Then you had better get yourself over to the opening of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new boutique in St. Petersberg. This very limited edition watch (only five pieces have been made) has a very interesting twist to it. Under it’s unassuming dial hides an enamel reproduction of a Kazimir Malevich painting. This painting is revealed by shutters moving back, hiding away the dial.
While the painting itself doesn’t do anything for me, I do like the mechanism of how it’s hidden and revealed – it seems like a unique way to present two different faces on a watch. And of the watch itself? It’s the Reverso model we’re all familiar with, presented in a rose gold with a Calibre 849 movement. Of course, with only five in existence, you and I aren’t likely to see one anytime soon.
If you do, you may wish to know about the artist being represented:
Kazimir Malevich (1878 – 1935) was a painter famous for his works in genres of avant-garde, impressionism, futurism, and cubism. In the spring of 1915 he pioneered abstract geometric art, which was soon known as “suprematism”.
His painting “Peasant Woman” is the piece showcased on this watch, and is currently owned by the State Russian Museum.