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Jaeger-LeCoultre to debut major exhibition in Dubai this month

A trip through space and time…

Feb 03, 2023 | By

Luxury timepiece collectors, mark your calendars as Swiss watchmakers Jaeger-LeCoultre is hosting a major exhibition throughout February in Dubai.

Entitled ‘The Stellar Odyssey’, the brand is taking visitors on a journey through space and time, paying homage to the astronomical phenomena that lie at the origins of time measurement. The exhibition is an invitation for watch enthusiasts and visitors alike to discover how the mysteries of the cosmos are translated into micro-mechanical wonders that capture the universe in miniature, in order to tell the time.

Exploring the wonders that we can observe in our night sky, The Stellar Odyssey reveals the awe-inspiring phenomena that the watchmakers of Jaeger-LeCoultre express through their celestial complications, displaying mankind’s link to the cosmos directly on the wrist in a literal, philosophical and uniquely captivating way.

“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.”

Following the awe-inspiring inauguration of The Stellar Odyssey at Watches & Wonders in 2022, Dubai has been chosen as the first stop on a tour of major world cities. The exhibition will be staged in a spectacular pavilion ‘floating’ on the waters of the Dubai Fountain, with Burj Khalifa as its backdrop.

The Stellar Odyssey will be presented from February 4 to 23 at the Dubai Fountain, Downtown Dubai, open daily from 2pm to 12.00pm.

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