Jaeger-LeCoultre presents Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery, a master piece by the Maison’s Atelier des Métiers Rares® (Rare Handcrafts™ workshop). A brand new addition to the iconic Reverso collection, this high jewellery watch unites the talents of gem-setters with the mastery of watchmaking complications.
Jaeger-LeCoultre featured the cordonnet (‘fine braid’) bracelet on several women’s watches during the 1930s. In 1933, this simple black cord was paired with the Reverso for the first time.
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 watch is driven by the manually-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 844.
The front dial of the Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery is constructed of multiple layers: fine golden Arabic numerals are applied to a white mother-of-pearl base and framed by diamond-set brackets; in the centre, framed by a fine filet of gold, a geometric cut-out reveals a glittering field of pavé-set diamonds. The reverse-side dial offers a rich contrast: set onto a background of onyx, diamond-set golden ‘sunbeams’ radiate out from the centre to form the hour markers.
The entire case and bracelet attachment, the bracelet itself and both dials are fully set with diamonds, while the winding crown is adorned with a reverse-set diamond: 1,104 diamonds in total 7.84 carats.
For the case, Jaeger-LeCoultre chose the grain-setting technique, whereby the diamonds are held in place by beads of gold so tiny that they are almost invisible, keeping the stones very close together, so that the watch case appears to be encrusted in a solid mass of diamonds.
Model: Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery
Material: pink gold fully set with diamonds
Case dimensions: 36.3 x 18mm
Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 844 – manually wound with 38-hour power reserve
Hours and minutes (indicating the same time on both dials)
Front dial: Mother-of-pearl, diamonds, applied numerals
Back dial: Onyx, diamond-set indexes
Pink gold fully set with diamonds
1,104 diamonds for 7.84 carats