Benedict Cumberbatch, Jaeger-LeCoultre friend of the Maison, had the privilege to have a private visit of the Sound Maker Exhibition in New York.
The exhibition features a curated selection of the earliest and most historically significant of the Manufacture LeCoultre’s chiming masterworks, together with dozens of documents and archive materials – many of which have never been displayed to the public before. The journey begins with a unique heritage piece: the Music Box made by the founder, Antoine LeCoultre, and his father, that marked the beginning of La Grande Maison’s journey in chiming timepieces. As visitors tour the exhibition, they enjoy the evolution in both technical skill and artistic expression, from pocket watches to minute repeater wrist watches and the Memovox, along with special pieces from the Atelier des Métiers Rares® (Rare Handcrafts Workshop).$
Benedict was present in New York to promote his latest movie "The Power Of The Dog" during 59th New York Film Festival at The Film Society of Lincoln Center.Benedict C. attending Jaeger-LeCoultre Soundmaker Exhibition in NYC
The Atelier d’Antoine Discovery Workshop
To complete the exhibition, the Atelier d’Antoine – named after the Manufacture’s founder – has been specially relocated to New York City, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy a unique, hands-on adventure with chiming timepieces. Together with an instructor and a technical expert, attendees will discover why watches go `tick-tock` and how time can be expressed through sound.
To be fully immersed within the Jaeger-LeCoultre universe, participants will use larger-scale models to try to replicate the work of the Maison’s highly skilled watchmakers.
The 90-minute Atelier d’Antoine discovery workshops are accessible to the public for a fee. With classes limited to a maximum of 6 participants, pre-booking is required at www.thesoundmakernyc.com.
THE SOUND MAKER exhibition will be presented from September 21st through October 5th at 70-74 Gansevoort in New York City. Open to the public by reservation only, from 11am to 7pm on Monday through Friday, and 10am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets may be reserved online free of charge at www.thesoundmakernyc.com.