Jaeger-LeCoultre presents Reverso Tribute Enamel “Tiger”, a brand-new Reverso watch to express the Manufacture’s craftsmanship and creativity. Created to coincide with Chinese New Year and the opening of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new flagship boutique in Shanghai, this timepiece pays tribute to the Year of the Tiger.
On the reverse side of its Swiveling case made of pink gold, this timekeeper portrays a brilliant engraving of a magnificent tiger. It seems to leap out from its background of black opaque Grand Feu enamel. The polished surface of the tiger’s fur and the contrasting rhodium-brushed texture of its stripes catch and refract the light to create the illusion of movement and power.
To maximise the sense of volume and bring depth to the engraving, the artisan engraver implemented a technique called modelled engraving. It employs differently sized chisels to sculpt the metal step by step – a precise and exacting task that demands absolute focus and remarkable dexterity.
This interpretation of the Reverso Tribute Enamel was quite challenging as the engraver had to work on the metal surface that already had its coat of Grand Feu enamel. It demanded an unprecedented accuracy to avoid all risk of damage to the pristine enamel.
The dial of the Reverso Tribute Enamel features the same opaque black Grand Feu enamel as the case back. The elegant and simple dial — with its faceted appliqué hour-markers, chemin de fer minutes track, and Dauphine hands — perfectly harmonizes with the pink gold hue of the case.
Created to celebrate the Chinese Zodiac Year and made only to order, the Reverso Tribute Enamel “Tiger” offers the possibility of being personalised with different enamel colours.
Model: JLC Reverso Tribute Enamel
Reference: Q39324K1 – made to order
Calibre: Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822A/2, manually wound
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: 42 hours
Dimensions: 45.5mm x 27.4mm x 9.73mm
Case back: Grand feu enamel, engraving
Water resistance: 3 bar
Grand feu enamel, applied indexes
Black alligator strap