Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers, Rare Handcrafts (Métiers Rares) Collection

Swiss luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces four sparkling new Reverso One models that unite the codes of fine watchmaking, artistic crafts and High Jewellery to bring fresh colour, sophistication and glamour to the collection.

These exquisite timepieces unite multiple artistic crafts – enamelling, engraving and gem-setting work – in a remarkable collaboration between highly skilled artisans.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers, Rare Handcrafts (Métiers Rares) Collection

Inspired by the decorative jewels worn in the 1920s, the Swiss Maison has created four exceptional models that celebrate the poetry of flowers, with two models in white gold and two in pink gold each showcasing rare handcrafts in different combinations.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers, Rare Handcrafts (Métiers Rares) Collection

The restrained elegance of the dials provides only a subtle hint that these are truly precious timepieces: the glow of white mother-of-pearl is accented by the numerals, and the golden brackets that define the four corners of the dial. It is the flip side of the case that gives full rein to the artistry and diverse skills that reside within the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture, with multiple artisans applying different crafts, collaborating in a carefully orchestrated process over the course of many weeks and months.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers, Rare Handcrafts (Métiers Rares) Collection

When working on such complex and collaborative projects, the artisans’ work must follow a strict order: engraving first, then enamelling – which requires multiple coats of enamel pigment to add richness, nuance and visual depth. After each coat is applied, the enamel must be fired to set the colour – an exacting process that takes many days. To complete the piece, the background is decorated with lacquer or mother-of-pearl, or is set with diamonds – according to the model.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers, Rare Handcrafts (Métiers Rares) Collection

In the first model, White Lilies decorate a white gold case. The blank gold case-back has been relief-engraved – a technique by which the background metal is sculpted away, leaving only the raised outlines of the floral design. Each of the blooms is entirely hand-engraved, replicating the texture of lily petals in fine detail.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers White Lilies
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers White Lilies

Contrasting with the cool tones of the white gold, the leaves are enamelled in a rich blue and the stamens in light blue. To create the sky-blue background, tissue-fine wafers of mother-of-pearl are cut to the exact shape then laid in place. Grain-set diamonds embellish the entire case, wrapping seamlessly from front to back, and the winding crown is adorned with a reverse-set diamond.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers Pink Arums
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers Pink Arums

In the second watch, Pink Arums complement the warm tones of a pink gold case. With a black lacquered background providing dramatic contrast, the blooms are enamelled in graduated shades of pink, while the foliage is fully set with diamonds.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers Pink Arums

The winding crown is adorned with a reverse-set diamond, and grain-set diamonds embellish the entire case, wrapping seamlessly from front to back.

Two fully diamond-set models also feature Arums: Purple Arums (on pink gold) symbolise charm and passion, and Blue Arums (on white gold) symbolise grace and refinement.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers Purple Arums

On these two watches, the flowers and leaves are all enamelled, and the entire background is snow-set with diamonds.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers Blue Arums
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers Blue Arums

The floral design wraps seamlessly around the case-sides, from the back to the bezel, involving curves and angles that add a high degree of complexity to the artisans’ work.

Set in the elongated Reverso One case and complemented by shiny alligator straps in vivid colours, these new timepieces are a joyous expression of feminine elegance.

The Reverso One Precious Flowers watches are equipped with the hand-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 846, a rectangular shaped movement developed especially for the Reverso.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers, Rare Handcrafts (Métiers Rares) Collection

Proposed in an edition of just 10 pieces of each model, these new Reverso One timepieces authenticate the horological savoir-faire, artistic craftsmanship and jewellery-making skills of La Grande Maison.

Technical details

Collection: Reverso One Precious Flowers

Model: Reverso One White Lilies

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers White Lilies

 

  • Case: 40mm x 20mm in white gold
  • Movement: Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 846 – manually wound with 38-hour power reserve
  • Functions: hours and minutes
  • Dial: white mother-of-pearl
  • Caseback: engraved flowers and enamelled leaves on mother-of-pearl, 335 diamonds for 2.44 cts
  • Strap: shiny blue alligator
  • Reference: Q3293420
  • Limited edition of 10 pieces

Model: Reverso One Pink Arums

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers Pink Arums

  • Case: 40mm x 20mm in pink gold
  • Movement: Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 846 – manually wound with 38-hour power reserve
  • Functions: hours and minutes
  • Dial: white mother-of-pearl
  • Caseback: enamelled flowers and gem-set leaves on black lacquer, 409 diamonds for 2.59 cts
  • Strap: shiny pink alligator
  • Reference: Q3292430
  • Limited edition of 10 pieces

Model: Reverso One Purple Arums

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers Purple Arums

  • Case: 40mm x 20mm in pink gold
  • Movement: Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 846 – manually wound with 38-hour power reserve
  • Functions: hours and minutes
  • Dial: white mother-of-pearl
  • Caseback: fully diamond-set with enamelled flowers and leaves, 626 diamonds for 1.98 cts
  • Strap: shiny green alligator
  • Reference: Q3292401
  • Limited edition of 10 pieces

Model: Reverso One Blue Arums

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers Blue Arums

  • Case: 40mm x 20mm in white gold
  • Movement: Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 846 – manually wound with 38-hour power reserve
  • Functions: hours and minutes
  • Dial: white mother-of-pearl
  • Caseback: fully diamond-set with enamelled flowers and leaves, 626 diamonds for 1.98 cts
  • Strap: shiny blue alligator
  • Reference: Q3293401
  • Limited edition of 10 pieces