Swatch X LOUVRE ABU DHABI
With the Louvre Abu Dhabi, we’ve created a watch that unites two worlds: the Japanese artwork by Hokusai and the astrolabe by Muhammad ibn Ahmad Al-Battûtî. Available April 13: subscribe for updates below!
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.
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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