Luxury timepiece maker Jaeger-LeCoultre, a long-time patron of Venetian arts, has announced it will sponsor a three-year restoration of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, strengthening its link with Venice and the city’s culture. The Scuola was established in 1478 as a confraternity devoted to Saint Roch. The confraternity built and moved into its the Scuola between 1489 – 1490. The building, decorated extensively with paintings by the Italian painter Tintoretto, has long been hailed as the “the Sistine Chapel of Venice.” This historical landmark still functions as a center for artistic, cultural and religious activity, remaining a part of the rich cultural fabric of Venice. Jaeger-LeCoultre combines art, craftsmanship and a long heritage of excellence in watchmaking to create its exquisite timepieces. There is no better city that represents this spirit than Venice.
Jaeger-LeCoultre also recently celebrated the opening of its fourth Italian boutique, which is in Rome, with a launch party on May 28. Attendees included actress Christiana Capotondi, the brand’s Italian ambassadress and CEO Daniel Riedo. The boutique will serve as a meeting place for fine watchmaking enthusiasts and collectors.