Beautiful and timeless, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts welcomed a new addition to the building on Thursday, May 1, a clock from the Swiss luxury timepiece maker Breguet. In a private reception attended by founders and donors, Michael Nelson, U.S. brand manager for Breguet, presented Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center, with the clock, which is a replica of the 8908 watch found in the Reine de Naples collection.
Inspired by the first wristwatch ever made, the Reine de Naples collection is unmistakably a true work of art. According to Breguet archives, the watch created for Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, was oval in shape and quite complicated. The horological works of art epitomize an ideal blend of aesthetic elegance and technical virtuosity, making the replica clock a perfect fit to sit alongside the artwork and architecture of The Smith Center.
Breguet is proud to continue its tradition of preserving arts and culture worldwide. A preeminent cultural institution, The Smith Center is dedicated to artistic excellence and inspiration and thus a partnership of the two organizations offers a deep commitment to music, dance and theatre in Southern Nevada.
In addition to The Smith Center, Breguet clocks have been dedicated in similar world-class institutions such as Carnegie Hall in New York City, Louvre in Paris and The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
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