When the Reverso was introduced in 1931, the feminine appeal of its elegant Art Deco lines was immediately apparent, and new versions of the design, particularly for women, were quickly created. Jaeger-LeCoulttre has been exploring the feminine side of Reversa for decades now, bringing together fine watchmaking codes and decorative crafts. This exquisite watch is sure to be a timeless treasured piece in your collection.
As a canvas for artistic expression, the double-sided case of the Reverso is unique in watchmaking, providing an opportunity for the artisans of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atelier des Métiers Rares® (Rare Handcrafts™ workshop) to unleash their skills in the decorative arts.
Talents and Mastery in Harmony
La Grande Maison combines the talents of its gem-setters with its mastery of watchmaking complications for the Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery, bringing a new and exuberantly feminine expression of glamour to the Reverso collection.
During the 1930s, Jaeger-LeCoultre used the cordonnet bracelet (which means “fine braid”) on several women’s watches. This simple black cord – the ‘little black dress’ of watch bracelets – epitomised the refined elegance of the Art Deco period, perhaps never more so than when it was first paired with the Reverso in 1933.
For 2021, the Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery reinterprets this exquisite pairing in radiant style, transforming the simple cord bracelet into a supple braid of gold and diamonds and uniting it with a fully diamond-set Duetto case.
Designed especially for women, the double-sided Duetto offers two dials, each with a different expression of the time. The ingenuity of the movement – the manually-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 844 – lies in its ability to turn the hands simultaneously in opposite directions on each dial.
The front dial of the Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery is made up of several layers: fine golden Arabic numerals are applied to a white mother-of-pearl base and framed by diamond-set brackets; a geometric cut-out in the center, framed by a fine filet of gold, reveals a glittering field of pavé-set diamonds. The reverse-side dial has a striking contrast: set against an onyx background, diamond-set golden’sunbeams’ radiate out from the center to form the hour markers.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – REVERSO ONE CORDONNET JEWELLERY
- Case material: pink gold fully set with diamonds
- Case dimensions: 36.3 x 18mm
- Movement: Jaeger-LeCoultre
- Calibre 844 – manually wound with 38-hour power reserve
- Functions: Hours and minutes (indicating the same time on both dials)
- Front dial: Mother-of-pearl, diamonds, applied numerals
- Back dial: Onyx, diamond-set indexes
- Bracelet: Pink gold fully set with diamonds
- Diamonds: 1,104 diamonds for 7.84 carats
- Reference: Q3372301