His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Dubai Expo 2020 recently received Jaeger-LeCoultre Middle East Brand Director Renaud Pretet and members of the Touchline board, who gifted him a specially commissioned painting ‘Tawasul Al-Himam’ (The Continuum of Resolve) by Ali Omar Ermes.
Ali Omar Ermes is widely regarded as the greatest living Arabic Artist. His work is part of some of the most influential collections in the art world, in museums such as the British Museum, Ashmolean in Oxford, Smithsonian Museum, Wereld Museum in Rotterdam and the national galleries of Jordan and Malaysia to name a few.
The luxury Swiss watch Manufacture congratulated the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee for its success in winning the World Expo and also expressed Jaeger-LeCoultre Middle East’s pleasure to support this bid.
Renaud Pretet, Middle East Brand Director says “The theme of Dubai ‘Connecting minds, creating the future’ corresponds perfectly with the values of Jaeger-LeCoultre. As Dubai does, Jaeger-LeCoultre connects all talents in a single place: back in 1866, Antoine LeCoultre created the first full-fledged manufacturer. As Dubai does, Jaeger-LeCoultre reinvents the future: since 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has not only registered more patents and created more calibers than any other watchmaking company but it has paved the road for precision watchmaking, winning three major awards at three different World Expos over the course of the late 19th Century. We are proud today to re-assert our support to the future of Dubai, symbolised by the great painting of Ali Omar Ermes, ‘Tawasul Al-Himam’ (The Continuum of Resolve)”
The painting presented to His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, translates the spirit of Dubai Expo 2020 through the Arabic letter ? (or taa), which refers to “Tawasul” (or “continuity”). It also represents the unshakable resolve of special people and nations, who contribute to a better future for human civilisation, and those who perrsue their vision and make the right decisions at the right time at the right place by connecting people.
Ali Omar Ermes was inspired by his visit to Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, and said “Another important element is the reference to a precise ‘moment in time’ when everything comes together, and this was mainly inspired by a visit to the Jaeger-LeCoultre manufacturing headquarter in Le Sentier in Switzerland.”