Swatch X LOUVRE ABU DHABI
With the Louvre Abu Dhabi, we’ve created a watch uniting two worlds: the Japanese artwork by Hokusai and the astrolabe artifact by Muhammad ibn Ahmad Al-Battûtî.
THE GREAT WAVE OFF KANAGAWA BY KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI & THE ASTROLABE
The power of nature envelops this watch in Prussian blue tones from Hokusai’s masterpiece. The underside depicts the astrolabe’s flat projection of a night sky. Two masterpieces in one Swatch.
Discover our art love affair
At Swatch, our love for art runs deep. Our work with emerging and distinguished artists, designers and architects as well as our collaborations with celebrated museums and art institutions clearly show our strong bond with art.
KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI, Kanagawa oki nami ura (Under the Well of the Great Wave off Kanagawa), from the Series Fugaku sanjurokkei (Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji)
Japan, late 1831, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi.
Photo: © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi / Photo Noora Alzaabi
MUHAMMAD IBN AHMAD AL-BATTÛTÎ, Astrolabe, Meknès (?), Morocco (?), North Africa, 1726-1727, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi.
Photo: © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi / Photo Thierry Ollivier