KLIMT and LAKS a short history

adeleSince 1986, when LAKS was established, the way to an innovative watch company was strongly accompanied by art, especially by the inspiration of Gustav Klimt. With this inspiration LAKS created a new extraordinary collection of art watches for its customers. The world`s largest collection of Klimt watches was the outcome – from now on LAKS was recognized as the “Klimt-Watch –Producer”.

In 1997, we decided to show our fascination for this artist by creating a kind of virtual Klimt museum on klimt.com

Klimt – always an interesting story
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is a world famous artist from Vienna and wrote history again in 2007 when his famous portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer was sold for appr. 135 million USD in New York City which made it at that time the most expensive painting in the world.