• LOUVRE (Koa Wood)

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    LOUVRE

    WOOD:    Koa Wood

    CASE:    44MM

    Strap:    22MM. 9" Brown Genuine Leather

    DIAL:    Silver Ice

    FINISH:    Brown & Silver

    CLASP:     Knit & Pin

    MOVEMENT:    Japanese Miyota

    WATER RESISTANCE:    3 ATM

    SIZE:    Tools Included for Self-Sizing


    Name: Derived from the Museum. If you only had time to visit one museum in Paris, it should undoubtedly be the Musée du Louvre. That's because the Louvre is not only widely considered to be one of the best art museums in Europe, but one of the best in the world as well. The museum first opened its doors in 1793 and features a grand total of 35,000 works of art. The Louvre features everything from Egyptian mummy tombs to ancient Grecian sculptures (including the renowned Winged Victory of Smothrace and curvaceous Venus de Milo). There are also thousands of paintings to peruse as well. Masterpieces such as "Liberty of Leading the People" by Eugene Delacroix, "The Raft of Medusa" by Théodore Géricault and Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," the museum's biggest star, can be found here. Before it was a museum, the Louvre served as a royal residence for a number of French powers, including Louis XIV. It was only sometime after Louis XIV left the Louvre in favor of Versailles that the Louvre began to transform into a museum.