Indian beauty on the Swiss watch

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Indian beauty on the Swiss watch

Postby koimaster » June 26th 2017, 4:08pm

Her portrait has remained a mystery for almost 80 years. Could she be the royal who last ruled a small state that is today a part of India?

“We refer to the watch as ‘the Indian beauty’ because we haven’t been able to exactly identify the person represented on the enamel potrait,” Marc-André Strahm, antique watch expert at Swiss luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre, told


The headquarters and production facility of the 182-year-old watch company is located in the sleepy little Swiss town of Le Sentier in the Jura mountains. It is part of the famous Vallée de Joux, which is widely regarded as the birthplace of Swiss watchmaking. The imposing Jaeger-LeCoultre complex dominates the rural skyline. At first glance, there is no indication that the utilitarian buildings house an unsolved mystery with an Indian connection.

But hidden inside the bowels of the Jaeger-LeCoultre complex lies a museum that pays homage to some of its most exquisite timepieces from the past. All the ornate watches and clocks displayed in the museum are described in detail except one - the so-called "Indian beauty", which dates back to 1936. ... h/41819114


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Re: Indian beauty on the Swiss watch

Postby tiktok » June 26th 2017, 4:21pm

Like a tableau from a Satyajit Ray film.
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