Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Sound Maker exhibition is landing on West Coast this month, giving California’s watch lovers access to a presentation of the brand’s historic and contemporary chiming timepieces.
There are two opportunities to catch the exhibition. It is open from now until November 14 at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, then moves to Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara from November 22 to 30.
Sound Maker tells the story of the role of sound in watchmaking ranging from the ticking of a simple mechanical watch up to the chimes of minute repeater.
“Over the past 150 years, chiming watches have had a special significance in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s portfolio of complicated timepieces, epitomizing the constant quest to marry technical ingenuity and complexity with artistic creativity express through rare handcrafts such as enameling, engraving and gem-setting,” the company says.
The pop-up will feature a curated selection of the earliest and most historically significant chiming timepieces from 18th century pocket watches to the iconic 1950’s Memovox and the first Reverso minute repeater developed in 1995.
The immersive display is divided into thematic zones and complimented by QR codes that link to additional information.
Notable novelties from recent years such as the Rendez-Vous Sonatina, the Polaris Mariner Memovox, the Master Control Memovox and the Hybris 11 will also travel to the events.