“THE JHERONIMUS BOSCH WATCH”

THE DUTCH MASTER

The year 2016 was dedicated to the five-hundredth date of death of Jheronimus Bosch (approx.1450-1516). His famous paintings on which he displayed fierce scenes with beasts, monsters and devils are globally very well known. On contrary, his fabulous drawings are much less famous.

Willem van den Berg was inspired by the drawings of Jheronimus Bosch, which can be seen as small self-contained pieces of art, and he built a special watch as an ode to the master-draftsman that does justice to the status he acquired. It illustrates the role of Jheronimus Bosch as a pioneer of the Dutch draftmanship. Central in the watch is the drawing “Het woud heeft oren, het veld heeft ogen”, (Museum Kupferstichkabinett Berlin). The drawing is considered the first drawing in North West Europe that is made as an independent piece of art.

Like in every watch of Willem van den Berg, the story that is told is the base of the design. The owl is used multiple times by Bosch and it has an ambiguous symbolism. It was, at the same time, a symbol for good and evil, the light and the darkness. This didn't change in time but was present at the same time.

A DUTCH MASTER

“THE JHERONIMUS BOSCH”

Vandenberg Watches

Jheronimus and ’s-Hertogenbosch

Jheronimus Bosch will always be connected to his city 's-Hertogenbosch and was an intellegent painter/artist that developed in the late medieval ages who belongs to the absolute top of Dutch masters. Jheronimus Bosch, the name by which he signed some of his works, was actually called Jheronimus van Aken. His ancestors, originating from Aachen, established themselves in Nijmegen as painters. His grandfather, Jan van Aken, went to ’s-Hertogenbosch to exercice painting there. The family tradition was continued here by de Van Akens. Presumably, multiple family members were working in one painter studio.

This exceptionally limited watch highlights an other Jheronimus Bosch, and it suits the great master well.

Watch Case

The case is 18 carat (750/1000) gold /steel with sapphire glass. On the back of the watch, there is an 18 carat (750/1000) golden plaque with the portrait of Jheronimus Bosch. On the side of the watch is the signature of “Jheronimus” like he signed his painting. The ostrich leather strap is provided with a 18 carat 750/1000) golden buckle.

EXLUSIVE & LIMITED COLLECTION

THE
JHERONIMUS BOSCH
WATCH

Series 1/10

Price

€ 14.500,00

Available in Gold / Steel

Technical
Details

  • Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Caliber 2834-2 automatic & Date
  • Dail: Silver ajour Sawing and hand engraved
    “Het woud heeft oren, het veld heeft ogen”
    Case: 18 krt (750/1000) Yellow gold / steel
    Diameter: 42 mm x 13 mm
  • All sapphire-crystal / Resistant to 30 m
  • Guarantee: 10 years
    Mark and Certification of: “de Nederlandes Gilde van Goudsmeden”
    Unique Watchbox with 1 Signed Boek Thomas Vriens, Drawing
    “Het woud heeft oren, het veld heeft ogen”

ELEMENTS FROM JHERONIMUS BOSCH

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