THE SOUND MAKER EXHIBITION
THE STORY OF SOUND AT JAEGER-LECOULTRE
The Sound Maker exhibition leads visitors on a journey through Jaeger-LeCoultre’s rich patrimony, celebrating the twin values of tradition and innovation that have guided it throughout its 188-year history. Featuring rare or unique timepieces curated from both historic and contemporary collections, as well as never-previously exhibited documents and artefacts, it traces the evolution of chiming watches from the Maison’s origins to the new 2020 models, and from the most refined minute repeaters and complex sonneries to the highly practical and much-loved Memovox alarm watch.
The journey begins with a retrospective of the earliest and most historically significant of the LeCoultre chiming masterworks; it highlights technical inventions and patents that have contributed to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s worldwide renown; it reveals the inner secrets of how chiming watches work; and it honours the skill of the artisans who employed their rare crafts to embellish the most precious timepieces.
The exhibition features an installation commissioned by Jaeger-LeCoultre from the Swiss contemporary artist, Zimoun. In this new work, Zimoun encapsulates the universe of sound – within the Manufacture and in the natural world around it – that is so intrinsic to the spirit of Jaeger-LeCoultre.
THE SOUND MAKER EXHIBITION STANDARD TOUR
- 60 minutes
- Free of charge
- Available countries
- United States
- THE SOUND MAKER EXHIBITION
- 70 - 74 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Immerse yourself to the sounds of nature that form a backdrop to daily life in the Vallée de Joux, and to its great legacy of chiming timepieces, expressing a century and a half of accumulated expertise in fresh new ways.
Pre-booking required. Audio Guide available.
Plan to arrive 5 minutes before the time indicated on your reservation.