Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel: Horology meets Art Deco

There are only eight limited edition pieces for each model.

(Photo: Jaeger-LeCoultre)

To enhance the art of enamelling and engraving that has been so proudly mastered in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Vallée de Joux Atelier des Métiers d’Art, the Swiss watchmaker’s respected artisans had the idea of giving its iconic Reverso timepiece — with its swivelling case that has previously been the canvas for many an artwork — a miniaturised painting with a matching enamel dial, the result of their innovative artistry. On one side, tell the time with elegant Dauphin hands that glide over a finely hand-guillochéd dial covered in translucent Grand Feu enamel, painstakingly coloured to be in perfect harmony with the back of the watch.

On the reverse, an enamelled miniature of a painting which has been executed using a particular technique that represents an iconic style: pointillism, ink wash painting, or Japanese woodblock printing. In order to represent these three techniques, never before applied to enamel in miniature at Jaeger-LeCoultre, three of their greatest masters were selected through one of their works: Georges Seurat, Xu Beihong and Katsushika Hokusai respectively.

Jaeger-LeCoultre incorporated the works of three artists (from left): Xu Beihong, Georges Seurat and Katsushika Hokusai

For these pieces of art, the Reverso Tribute Enamel with its iconic Art Deco styling was chosen. A case in white gold was created especially to host the enamel miniature. Each of these models is issued in an eight-piece limited edition and available exclusively at Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques. Aside from being breathtakingly beautiful, these watches attest to the majesty of the precious expertise dwelling in the heart of the rare handcrafting workshop, a symbol of the grande maison’s artistic creativity and its vision of the world of art and culture.


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