Jaeger-LeCoultre Presents a 4-Day Spectacular in the Heart of London This September

London, a city renowned for its rich history and artistic heritage, is about to host an extraordinary event this September that melds mathematics, music, and design into an awe-inspiring experience. From the 14th to the 17th of September 2023, Jaeger-LeCoultre, the iconic Swiss watchmaker, will open its doors to the public for “The Golden Ratio Musical Show,” a four-day celebration of the enigmatic Golden Ratio, set against the backdrop of the newly restored Battersea Power Station. This event will redefine the way we perceive beauty and aesthetics through an original symphony composed by the groundbreaking British musician, TØKIO M¥ERS.

The Golden Ratio, often denoted by the mathematical constant Phi (φ) equal to approximately 1.618, has fascinated mathematicians, artists, and philosophers for centuries. It is considered by many to be the secret behind beauty’s allure. This event will delve into the profound connection between mathematics and aesthetics by exploring how the Golden Ratio has influenced nature, science, architecture, and art throughout history.

The Golden Ratio Show will be hosted at the 1931 Cinema, a specially designed venue within the resplendent Battersea Power Station. This Art Deco-inspired cinema pays tribute to the 1930s, immersing visitors in an era of glamour and elegance. The exterior of Battersea Power Station itself is an architectural marvel, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, featuring the iconic chimneys that grace London’s skyline.

The heart of this event is The Golden Ratio Musical Show, an enthralling sound-and-light spectacle projected onto a colossal screen of falling water. This ten-minute show unfolds in four chapters, guiding viewers through the journey of discovering the Golden Ratio. It begins with the observation of nature’s inherent harmony and moves on to the scientific exploration of beauty’s mathematical underpinnings. The show also explores the impact of the Golden Ratio on European cultural history, architecture, and art.

The finale of the show highlights the Reverso watch, an iconic timepiece known for its embodiment of the Golden Ratio. This watch, a masterpiece of 20th-century design, captures the spirit of the Golden Ratio with eloquence and sophistication.

The soundtrack for The Golden Ratio Musical Show is a specially commissioned piece by TØKIO M¥ERS, a British musician and composer who has gained international acclaim for his groundbreaking fusion of classical music with various contemporary styles. A graduate of the Royal College of Music, TØKIO M¥ERS has redefined classical music, creating a dialogue between the past and present.

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Inspired by his visit to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture in the Swiss Jura mountains, TØKIO M¥ERS has crafted a symphony in four chapters, each corresponding to a section of the show. He incorporates the Golden Ratio into the tempo of the music, creating a unique and emotionally resonant experience.

After its debut at the Shanghai International Film Festival and a tour that included Los Angeles, The Golden Ratio Musical Show and 1931 Cinema are set to captivate London from the 14th to the 17th of September. This event will be open to the public, providing an opportunity to explore design and watchmaking within a cultural context that transcends time.

On the opening night, at an invitation-only gala, TØKIO M¥ERS will perform his commissioned soundtrack, accompanied by The Bourne Orchestra. Subsequently, guests can enjoy a concert of his other works, illuminated by his signature dynamic lighting.

Event Details:

Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 5BN 

  • Opening day on 14th September from 11am to 6pm 
  • From 15th – 16th September from 11am to 10pm 
  • 17th September from 11am to 9pm 

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Register on online-booking.jaeger-lecoultre.com

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