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Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Annual Gala Dinner in Venice to Celebrate the Arts and Métiers Rares

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September 2014


Jaeger-LeCoultre, loyal sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival for almost a decade, hosted its annual gala dinner in the attendance of numerous guests and friends of the brand in the city of Venice on Tuesday.

The unique celebration of Arts was supported by the attendance of the internationally renowned British actor and Jaeger-LeCoultre ambassador Clive Owen, Italian actress and friend of the brand Cristiana Capotondi, as well as Milla Jovovich, Scott Haze, Helena Bordon, Miguel Munoz, Zoudé Dennenesch, Ekaterina Mtsituridze, photographer Astrid Munoz accompanied by famous polo player Eduardo Novillo Astrada.

Guests at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gala Dinner in Venice (September 2014)
Guests at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gala Dinner in Venice (September 2014)

The gala dinner was held in the majestic “Scuola Grande di San Rocco”, built in the 16th century and rendered unique by the creations of the painter Tintoretto.
Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Daniel Riedo welcomed the guests and announced that Jaeger-LeCoultre decided to become a patron of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in order to help preserve its heritage. Jaeger-LeCoultre is beginning a three-year restoration programme through several donations, aware of the cultural importance and beauty of the location. “Jaeger-LeCoultre has always been susceptible to the protection of heritage, and the patronage of the Venetian Scuola Grande di San Rocco naturally corresponds to the long-term philosophy of the Maison”.

Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

In an enchanting atmosphere of this sumptuous location, in the heart of Venice, the guests discovered the sublime collection of 12 fascinating timepieces all crafted by Jaeger-LeCoultre in the noblest tradition of Haute Horlogerie and Metiers Rares: The Hybris Artistica.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Duomètre à Grande Sonnerie
Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Duomètre à Grande Sonnerie
Jaeger-Lecoultre Hybris Artistica Master Gyrotourbillon
Jaeger-Lecoultre Hybris Artistica Master Gyrotourbillon

The carefully set scene presented twelve masterful pieces harbouring a wealth of inventiveness, savoir-faire and creativity raised to a unique level of excellence of which only Jaeger-LeCoultre is capable. Imagining and crafting such masterpieces means discovering new fields to explore by the many talents at work within the Manufacture, located in Vallee de Joux in Switzerland since 1833.

Source: Jaeger-LeCoultre