Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso in tribute to René Magritte

“To be surrealist is to banish the notion of “déjà vu” and seek out the not yet seen.” The words of Belgian artist René Magritte (1898-1967) are true of his work, especially his famous oil on canvas “The Treachery of Images” (1929). A novice eye would see a pipe, despite the inscription saying “This is not a pipe”, whilst a creative eye would grasp Magritte’s play on the gap between the item and its depiction.

In tribute to the fabulous artist who died almost 50 years ago, Jaeger-LeCoultre has joined forces with Belgium’s famous De Greef jewellers to unveil a limited edition: Reverso in tribute to René Magritte, 15 available.

Flip the watch over to see a black dial with two spear-shape hands fuelled by the manual wind JLC822 calibre whilst the front of the rectangular steel case has a faithful miniature reproduction of “The Treachery of Images.”

Price: 12,450 €

By Sharmila Bertin