Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures

In 2021, marking 90 years since the birth of Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures, a trio of watches that celebrates the work of three great masters from the dawn of Modern Art: Gustave Courbet, Vincent Van Gogh and Gustav Klimt. The new timepieces also unite three distinct artisanal skills practised within the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre: grand feu enamel, miniature painting and guillochage – the latter executed on century-old, hand-turned machines.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Courbet
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Courbet

The Reverso Tribute collection is closest in its stylistic details to the 1930s originals, and in these three new watches, the signature simplicity of their dials enhances the subtle beauty of the guilloché backgrounds. The colour of each dial – a different shade of misty blue or green – hints at the colours of the enamelled treasures hidden on the reverse side, while the restrained design contrasts with the richness and detail of the miniature works of art.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Van Gogh
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Van Gogh

The three paintings reproduced in the Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures triptych represent three markers of a major watershed in the Western artistic tradition, from the 19th-Century Realism of Courbet, to Van Gogh’s Post-Impressionism, to the expressive and experimental spirit of Klimt and the Viennese Secession.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Klimt
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Klimt

To honour the Reverso’s unique ability to hide or reveal the artistic treasure created on its reverse side, the Manufacture’s researchers identified three beautiful paintings that had been hidden from the world for many decades – assumed to have been lost forever until rediscovered and authenticated in recent years.

Gustave Courbet – View of Lake Léman (1876)

Exiled from his native France in 1873, Gustave Courbet settled near Vevey, on the shore of Switzerland’s Lake Léman (Lake Geneva), where he was inspired by the constantly changing views across the water. In this beautifully atmospheric work, Courbet has captured the movement of the clouds and the sunlight on the lake’s surface.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Courbet

Reproducing a major portion of the work for the Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s master enameller has perfectly captured the delicate colour palette, fine details and evocative atmosphere of the original. The soft tones of the painting are perfectly complemented by the gleaming white gold case, and by the subtle herringbone guilloché texture of the misty grey-blue dial.

Vincent Van Gogh – Sunset at Montmajour (1888)

After moving to the South of France in 1888, Van Gogh experimented with new styles of visual expression. Painted directly from life on a summer evening, Sunset at Montmajour is an example of the artist’s quest to portray nature in new ways – capturing the distinctive vegetation of Provence and the rich colours of the ‘golden hour’ just before sunset.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Van Gogh

For the Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s master enameller faithfully reproduces the strong sense of perspective of the original, as well as the effect of artist’s characteristic brush strokes and heavy impasto. The distinctive shade of green enamel chosen for the sunray-guilloché dial provides an elegant counterpoint to the rich gold and russet tones of the painting.

Gustav Klimt – Portrait of a Lady (1917)

Painted by Gustav Klimt a year before the end of his life, Portrait of a Lady is the only known ‘double’ portrait by the Viennese artist, painted over an earlier work. Klimt had fallen madly in love with a young woman who became his muse, then suddenly died. Attempting to ease the pain of his loss, he painted over her portrait with a new one, of a different lady.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Klimt

Reproduced in miniature on the case back of the Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures, Portrait of a Lady captures the same dreamy quality that Klimt had created. The subject’s elegant pose and fashionable outfit are reproduced in perfect detail, and the green tones of the background create an illusion of depth, just as in the original. The green dial, decorated with grand feu enamel over a fine barleycorn guilloché pattern, beautifully evokes the luminescent quality of the portrait’s background.

The art of enamelling has a long history at La Grande Maison, dating back to the pocket watches of the 1890s. The first known Reverso with an enamelled case back is a model commissioned by a client in 1936, featuring a delicately detailed portrait of who is thought to be a Maharani on the reverse side.

Having established its own in-house enamelling atelier in the 1990s – to this day, one of the very few Manufactures to have done so – Jaeger-LeCoultre began in 1996 to reproduce the works of major artists from Europe and Asia on the tiny scale of the Reverso case back.

To reproduce a painting in enamel on the case back of a watch presents several challenges. The enameller’s skill as a draftsman must not only be equal to that of the original artist but must also be reduced to a tiny scale. What’s more, colour must be controlled so as to exactly match the original work of art – and yet, the nature of enamel pigment means that the outcome after firing cannot be exactly predicted. It is a question of the artisan’s judgement, based on many years of experience.

The Courbet and Van Gogh works reproduced for the Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures pose a particular challenge: both artists used a heavy impasto, whereby paint is applied so thickly that it is raised above the surface of the canvas. Because this technique of course cannot be duplicated with enamel, the enamellist had to create an illusion of the technique.

On the other hand, the luminescent quality of grand feu enamel gives it a particular advantage over oil on canvas: tilting an enamelled surface to catch the light reveals unexpected depth and nuances.

Technical details

Model: Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Courbet

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Courbet

Case material: White gold
Case dimensions: 45.6 x 27.4 mm
Case thickness: 9.73 mm
Movement: Manually wound – Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822/2
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Water resistance: 30 metres
Dial: Herringbone guilloche, with Grand Feu enamel
Case back: Closed – Grand Feu enamel
Strap: Black alligator
Reference: Q39334C2
Limited Edition: 10 pieces

Model: Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Van Gogh

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Van Gogh

Case material: White gold
Case dimensions: 45.6 x 27.4 mm
Case thickness: 9.73 mm
Movement: Manually wound – Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822/2
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Water resistance: 30 metres
Dial: Sunray guilloche, with Grand Feu enamel
Case back: Closed – Grand Feu enamel
Strap: Black alligator
Reference: Q39334V1
Limited Edition: 10 pieces

Model: Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Klimt

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures – Klimt

Case material: White gold
Case dimensions: 45.6 x 27.4 mm
Case thickness: 9.73 mm
Movement: Manually wound – Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822/2
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Water resistance: 30 metres
Dial: Barleycorn guilloche, with Grand Feu enamel
Case back: Closed – Grand Feu enamel
Strap: Black alligator
Reference: Q39334K1
Limited Edition: 10 pieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater Limited Edition

This extra-ordinary mechanical wristwatch marks two historical milestones of the Jaeger-LeCoultre manufacture: the 90th anniversary of the best-selling Reverso and the 150th anniversary of the first minute repeater made by La Grande Maison.

Offered in a limited edition of 10 pieces, the Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater reflects the Swiss manufacture’s exceptional expertise in chiming watches and the timeless story of the Reverso.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater Limited Edition

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s mastery of chiming mechanisms dates back to the very foundation of the Manufacture in 1833. Introduced in 1931, the Reverso is one of the most iconic wristwatches ever made.

Jaeger-LeCoultre presented the Reverso Répétition Minutes in 1994. It was the first time the Maison had miniaturised a minute repeater for a wristwatch and was the world’s first rectangular minute repeater movement.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater Limited Edition

Embodying technical advances such as Jaeger-LeCoultre’s patented trebuchet hammers, silent regulator and a new generation of gongs, the Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater is powered by a revised version of Calibre 944 – a movement entirely conceived, designed and produced within the Manufacture.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater Limited Edition

The new timepiece is distinguished by dials on both the front and reverse sides, bringing a fresh visual expression to the timeless Reverso design, as well as to the minute repeater mechanism itself.

While the dials both display the same time, they are very different in character – one exuberant, the other more sober. Both are a testament to the beauty of fine movement decoration and the exceptional level of craftsmanship that resides within the Manufacture.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater Limited Edition

The front dial is entirely skeletonised, revealing the full complexity of the minute repeater mechanism and presenting a mesmerising display of moving parts when the minute repeater is activated.

Beneath a large bow-shaped bridge that sweeps from 11 o’clock to 7 o’clock, the components appear almost to be floating in three dimensions, the sense of visual depth and transparency enhanced by faceted indexes that are cantilevered from the chemin de fer minutes track.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater Limited Edition

With a gleaming golden finish, the bridge, hour markers, gongs and several other components perfectly match the colour of the rose-gold watch case.

While the exuberance of the front dial contrasts with the rectilinear geometry of the Reverso case, the relative sobriety of the reverse dial echoes and amplifies those straight lines.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater Limited Edition

Vertical Côtes de Genève stripes extend over the entire height of the main plate, which also serves as the dial. Showcasing the timekeeping mechanism, with subtle colour accents provided by blued screws and golden hands and hour markers, the cool silver tone of the metal provides an elegant counterpoint to the warm rose gold of the case.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater Limited Edition

Set into the side of the watch case, the slider that activates the chimes has been specially designed for the new Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater to be as slim as possible, without sacrificing ergonomics.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater

Case material: Pink Gold
Case dimensions: 51.1 x 31 mm
Case thickness: 11.41 mm
Movement: Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 944, manually wound
Functions: Hours and Minutes on two dials, minute repeater
Power reserve: 35 hours
Water resistance: 30 m
Strap: Brown alligator
Limited edition of 10 pieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura

Jaeger-LeCoultre expands the Rendez-Vous collection by unveiling a new homage to women: the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura.

Boasting a glittering new interpretation of the large moon-phase display, this exuberant ladies’ watch unites the codes of fine watchmaking and high jewellery in an exquisite ode to the romance of the night sky.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura

Moon phase is the most feminine and romantic horological complication. To create a dazzling interpretation of this beautiful complication, this timepiece unites the rich blue of lapis lazuli with the sparkle of diamonds, the subtle warmth of pink gold and the pale gleam of mother-of-pearl.

Created in the spirit of jewellery watches, with concentric circles of brilliant-cut diamonds surrounding the dial, the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura showcases Jaeger-LeCoultre’s uncompromising attention to detail.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura

To intensify the glittering beauty of the 36 large diamonds that form the outer circle, the Manufacture’s master jewellers have used a classical prong setting technique. The fine gold claws hold the diamonds high, allowing the light to pass through them from every angle, enhancing the presence of each stone and giving an impression that the entire circle is almost floating around the watch case, rather than anchored to it.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura

This dazzling ring of diamonds is further enhanced by an inner circle of 72 grain-set diamonds adorning the bezel; in addition, the upper surfaces of the lugs are set with diamonds and an inverted diamond is set into each of the crowns.

Contrasting with the icy sparkle of the diamonds, the rich blue of the lapis lazuli dial evokes the mystical deep blue of the sky at the moment when day turns to night. On the upper part of the dial, applied ‘floral’ numerals – a Rendez-Vous signature – mark the hours. Graduated in size, they form a broad arc, soaring above an elliptical band of 68 diamonds that outlines the lower dial and draws the eye deeper into it.

Here, amid the delicate tracery of a star chart, the moon plays the major role, its large size giving it a powerful presence; the pale colour and shimmering iridescence of its mother-of-pearl surface – like moonlight itself – glows against the deep blue background. On the celestial map, marking the brightest stars of each constellation, tiny polished golden hemispheres have been applied to the lapis lazuli.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura

Set on the edge of the dial, a hand-polished golden star – emblem of the Rendez-Vous collection – marks the time of a special appointment; it is moved into position by turning the second crown, set into the caseband at the 2 o’clock position.

The exceptional savoir-faire of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s finest craftsmen in moon phase complications has brought the poetic beauty of the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura to life with the technical sophistication of the Manufacture Calibre 935.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura watch case back

This self-winding movement was developed in 2015 especially for the Rendez-Vous collection. Its moonphase mechanism is extremely accurate and it needs no adjustment for 972 years.

Fine decorative details of this sophisticated movement are visible beneath the transparent sapphire case-back, including Côtes de Genève stripes on both the plates and the open-worked 18-carat gold winding rotor.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura

Technical details

Model: RENDEZ-VOUS DAZZLING MOON LAZURA

Movement
Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture Calibre 935 – Automatic
Power reserve: 40 hours

Dial
Lapis lazuli, diamonds
Diamonds: 190 diamonds – 3.53 carats

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Moon phase, Rendez-Vous Indicator

Case
Pink gold case
Diameter: 36 mm
Thickness: 10.76 mm
Case-back: Open
Water resistance: 5 bar

Strap
Blue alligator

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery

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 Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery

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.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery

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.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery

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.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery

Technical details

Model: Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery
Reference: Q3372301

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)

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

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duetto Medium

Fitted with an automatic mechanical movement, the Reverso Duetto Medium is a new interpretation of one its most admired models from Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Inspired by the original Art Deco design and identified by the three straight-line gadroons that define both the upper and lower edges of the case, the new Reverso Duetto Medium introduces fresh colours and new aesthetic refinement to the collection.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duetto Medium watch wrist shot

The flip-over case of the Reverso – originally designed with a solid metal caseback that would protect the glass of the watch when it was worn to play sports – took on a new life in the 1990s, with the introduction of a second dial.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duetto Medium watch

Following the success of the Reverso Duoface, which displays a second time zone on its reverse, the double dial concept was reconceived with the Reverso Duetto.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duetto Medium

Each dial offers a distinctly different aesthetic expression of the same time – classically elegant on the front and more exuberant on the reverse – with two sets of hands animated by a single movement.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duetto Medium with with pink gold case

On the light-coloured front dial, a central rectangle decorated with deeply etched sunray guilloché pattern is framed by a chemin de fer minute track. Surrounding this, the clean-lined applied Arabic numerals stand out against a smooth background, adding greater visual depth and complexity.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duetto Medium pink gold watch

On the darker-coloured reverse dial, a sunray-brushed central circle is defined by a fine golden or steel ring (to match the case material), from which deeply etched guillochage radiates in a sunray pattern, accented by fine golden or steel bands that mark the hours.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duetto Medium watch with stainless steel case

Subtly refined details distinguish the new Automatic model from its hand-wound counterparts: on the reverse-side dial only the numeral ‘12’ is marked, and a small aperture at the centre reveals the oscillating mass.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duetto Medium stainless steel watch blue dial

The self-winding movement is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Manufacture Calibre 968A, with a 38-hour power reserve. Adding further richness, the gadroons on the upper and lower edges of the case are now defined by row of grain-set diamonds on both the front and reverse faces.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duetto Medium watch wrist on

The new Reverso Duetto Medium in steel has a reverse dial in glowing sapphire blue – a beautiful contrast with the frosted finish on the number ’12’ and the cool tone of the polished steel, and a perfect match for the blue hands on the front dial and the shiny alligator strap.

The pink gold model has a glossy black lacquer reverse dial, while the soft white of the front dial is complemented by golden baton hands to match the numerals and the pink gold case. To reinforce this tonal harmony, Jaeger-LeCoultre has introduced its signature shiny taupe alligator strap to the Reverso collection for the first time.

Technical details

Model: Reverso Duetto Medium (Steel)

Case Material: Steel
Case dimensions: 40 x 24 mm
Thickness: 9.5 mm
Movement: Automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 968A
Functions: Hours and minutes on both dials
Power reserve: 38 hours
Water resistance: 30 metres
Diamonds: 60 diamonds (0.84 carats)
Strap: Blue alligator
Reference: Q2578480

Model: Reverso Duetto Medium (Pink Gold)

Case Material: Pink gold
Case dimensions: 40 x 24 mm
Thickness: 9.5 mm
Movement: Automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 968A
Functions: Hours and minutes on both dials
Power reserve: 38 hours
Water resistance: 30 metres
Diamonds: 60 diamonds (0.84 carats)
Strap: Taupe alligator
Reference: Q2572570

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

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième Limited Edition

For the first 60 years of its life, the iconic Reverso remained a simple, time-only watch. Introduced in 1991, 60 years after the Reverso’s creation, the Reverso Soixantième was the first Reverso with complications and the first with a sapphire crystal caseback.

This timepiece incorporated power reserve and date displays. Now, nine decades after the Reverso was born, Jaeger-LeCoultre presents the Reverso Tribute Nonantième, a manual winding wristwatch that gives a completely new visual expression to an alliance of several classical complications.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième Limited Edition

The launch of the Soixantième in 1991 had coincided with the rebirth of complicated watchmaking that followed the quartz crisis. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s long and distinguished history as a creator of high complications provided its engineers and designers with an exceptionally rich archive from which to learn, and develop new calibres.

Nevertheless, the Manufacture’s goal of creating six new Reverso models within the decade, each incorporating one of the great classical complications, was very ambitious – not least, given the particular challenges posed by rectangular movements, which dictate a different architecture from that of round movements.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième Limited Edition

The Soixantième was followed in 1993 by the Reverso Tourbillon – the Manufacture’s first wristwatch tourbillon. In 1994, Jaeger-LeCoultre released the Reverso Répétition Minutes, the first time the Maison had miniaturised a minute repeater for a wristwatch, and the world’s first rectangular minute repeater movement.

In 1996, La Grande Maison introduced the Reverso Chronographe Rétrograde, with an intricate display on the reverse side that solved the problem of how to arrange the chronograph counters within a rectangular frame.

This was followed two years later by the Reverso Géographique and, coinciding with the Millennium, the Reverso Quantième Perpétuel. In 2001, Jaeger-LeCoultre marked the completion of another decade in the Reverso story with the Septantième. Its movement, Calibre 879, offered an 8-day power reserve – almost unheard-of at the time.

The front dial of the new Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième watch exudes refinement and elegance. The pink gold case with its signature gadroons frames a silvered, sunray-brushed dial with applied golden indexes and Dauphine hands.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième Limited Edition

In the lower half of the dial, a moonphase display is set within the circle formed by the small seconds counter. Beneath 12 o’clock is a large date display, framed by an applied filet of pink gold that echoes the rectangular shape of the dial and case.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième Limited Edition

The classically elegant aesthetic of the front dial gives no hint of the surprise concealed on the reverse side of the watch. Flipping the case over reveals an entirely new visual expression of some of watch making’s most familiar complications.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième Limited Edition

The solid pink-gold caseback is dominated by two round apertures of different sizes, arranged like a figure-eight and encircled by gadroons that echo the rectilinear gadroons on the upper and lower edges of the case. The small upper aperture displays a semi-jumping digital hour indication. Seen for the first time in a Reverso, this complication recalls digital displays developed by the Manufacture for wristwatches in the 1930s.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième Limited Edition

In the large aperture below the hour, minutes are displayed on a rotating disc that is partially concealed by a three-quarter plate lacquered in vivid blue – in the Atelier des Métiers Rares® – and sprinkled with tiny golden stars to depict the night sky. Within a small circle at the centre, an applied golden sun and moon, pass above a horizon, to indicate night and day. In the semi-circle below the horizon, a JL logo is set on a sunray-pattern background.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième Limited Edition

As is the case for all complicated Reverso models, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s engineers developed an entirely new, manually wound movement for the Nonantième, Calibre 826. Comprising 230 components and showing the same time on both faces of the watch, it offers a power reserve of 42 hours.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième Limited Edition

The Reverso Tribute Nonantième is offered in a limited edition of 190 pieces, available exclusively at Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques.

Technical details

Model: Reverso Tribute Nonantieme
Reference: Q711252J

Case
Material: Pink gold
Dimensions: 49.4 x 29.9 mm
Thickness: 11.72 mm
Water resistance: 30 metres

Movement
Manually wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 826
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Front display: Hours, minutes, small seconds. Grande Date. Moon phases
Back display: Digital semi-jumping hour, minutes on a disc. Night-day indication

Strap
Black alligator

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (Quadriptyque)

During the Watches and Wonders 2021 digital event, Jaeger-LeCoultre unveiled Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (Quadriptyque), the world’s first watch with four faces. This grand complication watch incorporates a total of 11 complications, including perpetual calendar, minute repeater, indications of the synodic, draconic and anomalistic cycles (never before presented together in a wristwatch), requiring 12 patents.

The most complicated timepiece ever presented in the Reverso collection, the Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 is the result of over six years of development, combining key areas of expertise at Jaeger-LeCoultre with innovative new astronomical indications.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (Quadriptyque)

Uniting the brand’s unchallenged mastery of chiming watches, precision mechanisms, astronomical complications and ultra-compact watchmaking, it is the world’s first wristwatch with four functioning display faces. It incorporates three displays of lunar information on the interior face of the iconic Reverso cradle: the synodic cycle, the draconic cycle and the anomalistic cycle.

With these functions, the Hybris Mechanica Quadriptyque can predict the next global incidence of astronomical events such as supermoons and eclipses — the world’s first wristwatch to provide such astronomical indications.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (Quadriptyque)

Having a multitude of complications in a watch is pointless unless they can be legibly and comprehensibly displayed, and the watch can be reasonably worn. Liberated by the unique design of the iconic Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre has created a world’s first: a double-faced case continuously driven by the in-house Calibre 185, and a double-faced cradle with indications synced and updated by the primary movement every day at the stroke of midnight by an ingenious mechanical system proprietary to Jaeger-LeCoultre.

If accomplished through conventional mechanical means, the 11 complications of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 Quadriptyque would result in a timepiece far more suited for a desk than a wrist. Thanks to nearly two centuries of expertise and a thoroughly modern approach to innovation, the Maison has accommodated the extremely complex mechanism in a wristwatch with a 51mm x 31mm x 15mm case.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (Quadriptyque)

The history of Jaeger-LeCoultre is rooted in the pursuit and attainment of precision. One of the earliest inventions of founder Antoine LeCoultre was the millionometer, the first instrument able to measure the micron.

Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre is an undisputed pioneer and leader in creating exceptional executions of the tourbillon, a mechanism designed to enhance the chronometric performance of a timepiece. The Reverso Hybris Mechanica Gyrotourbillon 2 (2008) stunned audiences and won chronometry awards with its multi-axial revolving balance, and the Reverso Hybris Mechanica à Triptyque (2006) remains unique in its use of a tourbillon with a high-precision ellipse isometer escapement.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (Quadriptyque)

Occupying the 7 o’clock position on the recto face of the case, a flying tourbillon makes one rotation a minute, continuously varying the position of the balance in order to achieve a single corrected average time measurement.

The balance beats in regular cadences of 4Hz (28,800vph), every eight beats mark the passing of one second. The seconds accumulate into minutes, into hours, days, weeks, months and years. The recto face of the Quadriptyque case shows the indications of a perpetual calendar. It also takes leap years into account, displaying a 29th day in the month of February every four years.

Highlighting the precision of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 185 construction, the perpetual calendar indications are instantaneous, changing at the stroke of midnight. In addition, the complexities of the Calibre 185 construction required the date to be displayed at the 5 o’clock position on the dial. At Jaeger-LeCoultre, only the perfect legibility of a grande date was considered acceptable for a watch of such prestige, which necessitated the creation of a new system of date display discs in order to accommodate the dimensions of the flying tourbillon at 7 o’clock.

There are extremely few watchmaking manufactures that possess in-house expertise in sonnerie wristwatches. Jaeger-LeCoultre is the only one watchmaking manufacture that has over 200 chiming watch calibres in its historical and modern inventory. The verso face of the Quadriptyque case is a virtuoso tour de force of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s patrimony as a master and innovator of chiming watches.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (Quadriptyque)

With the slide of a lever located just above the crown, the Quadriptyque unleashes its melody. First, a series of low notes, correlating to the number of hours. Second, an alternating couplet of high and low notes, corresponding to the quarter-hours. And concluding the melody, a succession of high notes, indicating the number of minutes to be added to the elapsed quarters. In concert, the hours-quarters-minutes chime plays the current time in musical code.

The striking works of the Reverso Quadriptyque are completely exposed alongside a secondary time display, indicating the same time as the recto dial, but in a jumping-hours and peripheral-minutes format. As the Quadriptyque strikes the time, setting a symphony of springs, cams, hammers and gongs into motion, their acoustic report confirms the visual display of the secondary dial.

Visible through apertures on the movement plate hand-decorated with the guillochage motif known as clous de Paris are elements of the chiming mechanism uniquely associated with the sonnerie expertise of Jaeger-LeCoultre. These include the silent chime governor, patented by the manufacture in 1895 to eliminate the buzzing noise created by the older anchor system.

More recent in-house innovations showcased in the Quadriptyque are the crystal gongs (first seen in the Master Minute Repeater Antoine LeCoultre of 2005) that attach the repeater gongs directly to the sapphire crystal to exploit the material’s optimal acoustic properties, the square cross-sectional profile of the gongs themselves that maximise contact and energy transmission between the hammers and gongs (a mainstay of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s repeating watches since 2006), and the articulated trebuchet hammers (developed for the 2009 Hybris Mechanica Duomètre à Grande Sonnerie) that deliver a clean and strong strike to the gongs. In totality, these innovations allow Jaeger-LeCoultre minute repeaters to produce some of the loudest and clearest chiming wristwatches today.

Debuting in the Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 is a completely novel engineering of the chiming components to create a seamless chime with no pauses in between the hours, quarters and minutes. The conventional minute repeater mechanism utilises special pivoting racks that read the time off a series of cams and then proceed to activate each group of chimed notes in turn. This often results in silent gaps between the groups of chimed notes, especially when there are only hours and minutes to be struck, with no intervening quarters.

The Hybris Mechanica Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon (2014) and Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel (2019) made exceptional strides in chiming know-how by reducing these silent gaps, but the Reverso Quadriptyque has reached the ultimate stage of expertise in this area. By refining and inverting specific steps in this mechanical sequence, the Quadriptyque has succeeded in eliminating these gaps entirely.

As a watch manufacture with close to two centuries of fine watchmaking expertise, Jaeger-LeCoultre has mastered all aspects of time expression, from the quotidian to the esoteric. One of the hallmark complications of Jaeger-LeCoultre is the display of sidereal time, time that is determined with reference to the stars instead of the Sun, first presented in the Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication (2010).

This year, for the first time ever in the history of mechanical horology, Jaeger-LeCoultre unites three displays of lunar information — the synodic cycle, the draconic cycle and the anomalistic cycle — in a single wristwatch. This unique micromechanical combination of indications, located on the interior face of the cradle of the Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185, allows the determination of eclipse events (both solar and lunar) and rare lunar phenomena such as supermoons.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (Quadriptyque)

Occupying the top half of the interior face of the cradle of the Reverso Quadriptyque is a massive representation of the phases of the moon in the Northern Hemisphere. A laser-engraved moon is progressively covered and revealed by a mobile blue lacquer disc with gold glitter décor, corresponding to the age of the moon in the synodic cycle. While conventional displays of the moon phase accumulate one day of error after 32.5 months, the moon phase display of the Quadriptyque requires only one adjustment after 1,111 years.

Just below the moon phase display, on the left, is a counter with a three-dimensional micro-sculpted pink-gold sun orbited by a tiny hemispherical moon. This counter shows the draconic cycle, showing when the path of the Moon intersects with the orbit of the Earth around the Sun (known as the ecliptic). Such an intersection takes place twice in each cycle, indicated by the horizontal alignment on the counter of the moon and the sun.

At this time, the Moon, Earth and Sun are all on the same plane; however, they may not be aligned. For them to be aligned, a phenomenon known as syzygy, an additional condition must be fulfilled — the Moon must be either in its new or full phase. When that happens, an eclipse event happens on Earth, either a lunar eclipse if the Moon is in its full phase, or a solar eclipse if the Moon is in its new phase. However, the actual visibility of the eclipse is dependent on various factors such as the geographical position of the viewer.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (Quadriptyque)

To the right of the draconic cycle counter is a domed representation of the Earth, micro-painted in enamel, with a hemispherical moon in eccentric orbit around it. This counter represents the anomalistic cycle, showing the varying distance between the Earth and Moon. At its apogee, the Moon is at its furthest distance from the Earth and is closest at its perigee. When the Moon is in its full phase near or at the perigee, an event known as a supermoon occurs, in which the Moon can appear to be up to 14 percent larger than usual in the sky.

The display of the synodic, draconic and anomalistic cycle together in a wristwatch is unprecedented in horology, with the latter two indications protected by patent, making the Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 the only watch ever made to provide such depth of information about astronomical phenomena.

The Hybris Mechanica family of timepieces at Jaeger-LeCoultre began with the 2003 Atmos Mystérieuse and has since grown to encompass close to 20 groundbreaking horological creations, including the Master Hybris Mechanica Gyrotourbillon 1 (2004), the Reverso Hybris Mechanica Grande Complication à Triptyque (2006), the Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon (2014) and the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel (2019).

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso was born in 1931. The original Reverso bore a single time-telling face, with a mobile case that could be turned over within its cradle, revealing a solid caseback. The next generation of the Reverso featured another dial on its caseback, either in a different design to accommodate the wearer’s aesthetic preference (Duetto) or displaying a second time zone (Duoface) to offer additional functionality when travelling. The Reverso Hybris Mechanica à Triptyque (2006) represented an evolutionary leap in horological innovation, with a third display positioned on the interior face of the Reverso cradle.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (Quadriptyque)

This year, the world’s first wristwatch with four faces premieres in the form of the Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (Quadriptyque), the ultimate expression of the Reverso concept. On the last face of the Quadriptyque, the exterior face of the cradle, a representation of the phases of the Moon in the Southern Hemisphere is shown.

Most indications of the moon phase are of the Northern Hemisphere perspective, and the Quadriptyque’s display of the Southern Hemisphere moon phase on its fourth face is the fulfilment of the Reverso’s fundamental dualism. A star-flecked sky chart, engraved and lacquered in a gradient of blue shades forms the backdrop to the pink-gold moon, all of which are created in the Atelier des Métiers Rares® of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

The secret to the Reverso Hybris Mechanica Quadriptyque’s four functioning display faces lies in a solution first used in the 2006 Reverso Hybris Mechanca Grande Complication à Triptyque. Every day at midnight, a pin extends out of the main case movement to activate a mechanical corrector in the cradle, which then advances the cradle displays.

The mechanism driving the cradle displays is set directly into the cradle itself, without any additional movement plates that would increase the thickness of the watch. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s expertise in ultra-compact watchmaking makes the Quadriptyque, despite its multiple indications and complications, one of the most wearable high-complication watches of our time.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 comes in an exceptional presentation box with a built-in mechanism that allows the wearer to quickly and intuitively set all the calendar and astronomical displays of the watch after a period of being unworn.

A two-position crown on the side of the box is used to first set the number of days that have elapsed since the watch was last worn. With the Quadriptyque set within the correction support frame, the box corrector crown can then be extended to its second position and wound to rapidly bring the watch to the current date for all calendar and astronomical indications. There is no risk of overcorrecting the watch or damaging the movement, since the entire process is controlled by the box corrector mechanism.

Technical details

Model: Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185
Reference: Q7103420

Case
Material: White gold
Case dimensions: 51.2 x 31 mm
Thickness: 15.15 mm
Water resistance: 30 metres

Movement
Manually wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 185
Power reserve: 50 hours

Functions
Face 1: Hour – Minute, Tourbillon (indicating the Second), Instantaneous Perpetual Calendar, Grande Date, Day, Month, Leap Year, Night & Day
Face 2: Jumping Digital Hour, Minute, Minute Repeater (with system avoiding dead time)
Face 3: Northern Hemisphere Moon Phase, Draconic Lunar Cycle (height of the moon), Anomalistic Lunar Cycle (apogee and perigee), Month, Year
Face 4: Southern Hemisphere Moon Phase

Strap
Blue alligator

Edition
Limited edition of 10 pieces

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds In Green

Unveiled during the digital Watches and Wonders event in April 2021, this new Reverso Tribute Small Seconds watch boasts a green- dial and a matching color strap.

When the Reverso was created in 1931, the Manufacture immediately recognised the design’s wide appeal beyond the sporting arena for which it was originally conceived and, within the first year, began to offer colourful variations on the original black dial. In chocolate brown, red, burgundy or blue, the lacquered dials created a stylish and exuberant contrast with the case metal and – at a time when coloured dials were rare in watchmaking – made the Reverso appear even more modern and distinctive.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds In Green

Over the decades, the Reverso has appeared with a variety of dials and in different case sizes – without ever compromising the integrity of the original design – and, in 2016, Jaeger-LeCoultre returned to the stylistic codes of the original 1931 model to create a series of Tribute models.

The new Reverso Tribute Small Seconds in Green recalls the early use of colour that distinguished the Reverso. The rich tone of the sunray-brushed lacquer dial and matching leather strap is reminiscent of the deep green of the pine forests that surround Jaeger-LeCoultre’s home in the Vallée de Joux.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds In Green

The dial features all of the signature design elements of the Reverso Tribute: the hours are marked by applied indexes rather than numerals. Their faceted shape echoes the form of the Dauphine hands and adds visual depth to the lacquered surface. In the lower half of the dial, the circular track of the small seconds display provides a counterpoint to the linear geometry of the dial and case. Echoing the sunray brushing of the dial, a sunray pattern on the inside of the cradle is visible when the case is flipped over.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds In Green

In keeping with Reverso tradition, the solid metal back of the reversible case is an ideal canvas for personalisation with a motif or engraving. The owner can choose to keep this personalisation hidden, as a private pleasure, or to turn the case over, so that the back becomes the front.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds In Green

The slim 8.5mm case houses the manually wound mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822/2; a rectangular shaped movement with small seconds designed expressly for the Reverso, it offers a power reserve of 42 hours.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds In Green

Reconnecting the Reverso to its roots in the sport of polo, Jaeger-LeCoultre began a collaboration in 2011 with Casa Fagliano. Celebrated throughout the polo world for its handmade boots, Fagliano has created straps for a series of special Reverso models.

In keeping with the relaxed modernity of the Tribute collection, the calf leather strap of the new Reverso Tribute Small Seconds, made to Fagliano’s signature design, is in the same green as the dial, creating a unified aesthetic that underlines the timelessness of the Reverso design.

Technical details

Model: Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
Reference: Q3978430

Case
Material: Steel
Dimensions: 45.6 x 27.4 mm
Thickness: 8.5mm
Case back: closed
Water resistance: 30 metres

Movement
Manually wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822/2
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds

Strap
Green calf

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano Limited Edition

With a burgundy-red dial and pink gold case, the Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano limited edition watch pays tribute to the iconic Reverso family.

Created in 1931, the Art Deco inspired Reverso watch was developed to meet the demands of polo players. A masterful integration of form and function, with its clean lines and flip-over case, it has become one of the world’s most recognisable watches in the world.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano Limited Edition

Marrying the dual-time zone complication of the Duoface with the purified aesthetic of the Tribute collection, the new timepiece is complemented by an original strap, specially designed and hand-crafted by Casa Fagliano, the world-famous Argentinian maker of polo boots.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano Limited Edition

Originally developed in 1994, the Duoface offers two contrasting dials, each displaying a different time zone, thanks to the hand-wound Calibre 854A/2. To maintain the perfect integrity of the case design, the second time zone is adjusted by a small slider set into the top case-band and completely invisible except when the case is released from the carriage to be flipped over. A deeply etched sunray pattern on the inner surface of the carriage adds to the visual enjoyment of turning the watch over.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano Limited Edition

On the front dial, in keeping with the original Reverso design, the hours are marked by straight indexes, doubled at 12. Their faceted shape adds visual depth to the rich burgundy-red of the lacquered surface and echoes the form of the Dauphine hands. The circular track of the small seconds display at six o’clock provides a counterpoint to the linear geometry of the dial and case.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano Limited Edition

The design of the reverse dial plays on the tension between circles and straight lines, anchored by contrasting decorative finishes. The stippled texture of Clous de Paris guillochage contrasts with the gleaming opaline finish of the central time display and the smaller circle that displays the day-night indication.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano Limited Edition

Both dial treatments are balanced by the warm tones of the pink gold case which, in turn, is complemented by the two-tone strap. Inspired by the canvas-and-leather boots that it makes for summer polo, Casa Fagliano combined cordovan leather and canvas for the new strap – as always, cutting and stitching every piece by hand.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano Limited Edition

The Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano is a limited edition of 190 pieces, boutique exclusivity.

Technical details

Model: Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano
Reference: Q398256J

Movement
Manually wound mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 854A/2; 21,600 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 42-hour

Functions
Front: Hours, minutes, small seconds
Reverse: Second time zone, 24-hour day/night indicator

Case
18-carat pink gold
Dimensions: 47 x 28.3mm x 10.3mm
Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Front: Burgundy-red lacquer, applied golden hour markers, Dauphine hands
Reverse: Silvered grey and velvety Clous de Paris guillochage, applied golden hour markers, Dauphine hands

Strap
Two-tone cordovan leather and canvas, designed and hand-crafted by Casa Fagliano, pin buckle in 18-carat pink gold

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon timepiece unites two of horology’s most cherished complications for the first time in the Maison’s long history – a moon phase and a tourbillon, with the addition of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s signature peripheral ‘jumping’ date. Making its debut in the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon is the new self-winding Calibre 983.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon

In 1946, as part of its continuous research into timekeeping precision, Jaeger-LeCoultre created a tourbillon movement, Calibre 170. Housed in a pocket watch, it was intended for chronometry trials – and in 1948 won first prize in the Neuchâtel Observatory centennial trials, followed by several more prizes during the 1950s.

In 1993 – a time when tourbillon wristwatches were still very rare – Jaeger-LeCoultre produced its first example, a Reverso fitted with the rectangular Calibre 828. Further exploration brought the tourbillon to new horizons, leading to the invention of the first spherical, dual-axis tourbillon in 2004 – the Master Gyrotourbillon 1.

In 2009, the Manufacture introduced the Master Tourbillon with Calibre 978, which won the International Chronometry Prize organised by the Horological Museum of Le Locle, Switzerland. This calibre has been Jaeger-LeCoultre mainstay tourbillon movement ever since, and received a comprehensive update in 2019 featuring new high-end finishes.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon

For the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s engineers capitalised on the 978 movement to develop the new Calibre 983, with the addition of the moon phase and ‘jumping’ date complications.

The triple moon phase indicator – displaying the age of the moon as well as its phases in both Hemispheres – is also a recent development, having been introduced last year. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz), the new Calibre 983 offers a power reserve of 45 hours.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon movement

The Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon is presented in a case made of Le Grand Rose gold. Introduced this year, the new pink gold alloy has a remarkable sheen and depth of colour, and is highly resistant to fading over time. True to the classically elegant design codes of Master Ultra Thin, the case is fully polished, with elongated and bevelled lugs and a fine bezel.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon

Complementing the warmth of the pink gold, an eggshell-white dial provides a restrained backdrop that places all the emphasis on the moon phase display and tourbillon. Adding to the sense of refinement, the shape of the Dauphine hands is echoed by the elongated arrow-shape of the applied golden indexes. Closer examination reveals different index profiles as the shapes are modified according to their position on the dial, as well as several key details marked in red, to increase legibility and add a discreet touch of colour.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon

Set in the upper half of the dial, the astronomical complication displays the Northern Hemisphere moon phases in the traditional way – a deep blue sky scattered with stars provides the background for a polished golden disc. Surrounding this is a ring with applied Southern Hemisphere moon phases on the left and the Age of the Moon on the right, each indicated by a double-ended hand. For the peripheral date display the Manufacture’s engineers chose Jaeger-LeCoultre’s signature ‘jumping’ complication. Every month, the date hand makes 90-degree jump, gliding rapidly from the 15th to the 16th, in order not to obscure the tourbillon.

The lower half of the dial is dominated by the tourbillon. A newly designed bridge in polished pink gold secures the titanium tourbillon cage (which weighs around 0.3 grams with its components) as it completes one revolution every 60 seconds. The fine tourbillon bridge and wide aperture maximise transparency and light, drawing the eye right through the mechanism.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon

On the reverse side, the long span of the open-worked tourbillon bridge further enhances this transparency, while its Côtes de Genève decoration complements the sunray pattern of the stripes on the main plate. The open-worked pink gold winding rotor, which features the JL logo and a combination of polished and micro-blasted surfaces, allows a clear view of the movement, with additional fine finishes including blue screws, circular graining and chamfered bridges.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon

Like all Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces, the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon carries an eight-year warranty in addition to the 1,000 Hours Control certification.

Technical details

Model: Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon
Reference: Q1692410

Case
Le Grand Rose gold
Dimensions: 41.5mm x 12.10mm
Case-back: open
Water resistance: 5 bar

Movement
Calibre: automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 983, 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 45 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Peripheral ‘jumping’ date (from the 15th to the 16th)
Tourbillon
Moon phases in both Hemispheres and age-of-moon indicator

Dial
Eggshell with applied indexes and Dauphine hands

Jaeger-LeCoultre Celebrates Its Proud Heritage in the Manufacturing of Chiming Watches

Established in 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the most prestigious watch manufactures in Switzerland. A pioneer in extra-ordinary mechanical watch movements, the Vallée de Joux based La Grande Maison more than 1200 calibres since 1833. The meticulously curated Heritage collection by Jaeger-LeCoultre offers the watch connoisseurs to discover the masterpieces created by the manufacture.

Chiming watches hold a special significance and over the past 150 years, they have had a major presence in the Maison’s portfolio of complicated timepieces. Since producing its first minute repeater in 1870, the Manufacture has developed more than 200 chiming watch calibres. It has mastered all forms of chiming mechanism, from relatively simple alarm calibres to the most complex of all – the grande sonnerie and Westminster chimes.

The Manufacture’s constant quest to improve both timekeeping accuracy and sound quality has resulted in multiple patents and countless innovations and, until the mid-20th century, it supplied chiming movements to many of the most exalted names in Swiss watchmaking.

Before Antoine LeCoultre turned to watchmaking, he and his father invented a new type of ‘keyboard’ for mechanical music boxes. Cut from a single piece of metal and shaped like a comb (peigne in French), it improved the quality of the sound, and prevented the instrument from detuning.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - Music Box with LeCoultre ‘Peigne’ mechanism
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – Music Box with LeCoultre ‘Peigne’ mechanism

Variations of this device became standard for almost all music boxes. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Heritage Collection features an early example from the 1820s, fitted with a LeCoultre ‘Peigne’ mechanism and set in a finely decorated tortoise-shell box.

After it was established in 1833, the LeCoultre atelier quickly gained a reputation for both inventiveness and quality and, by the 1860s, was known for its complicated watch movements, incorporating calendars, chronographs and chiming mechanisms.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - Chiming watch with cathedral-gongs, 1860s
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – Chiming watch with cathedral-gongs, 1860s

Around 1880, a decade after developing its first minute repeater, the Manufacture LeCoultre created Calibre 19/20 RMS, a Minute Repeater with Three Hammers, rather than the standard two hammers and gongs. Thanks to the third hammer, it creates a unique melody, with a distinctive three-note chime for the quarters.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - Minute Repeater with Three Hammers by LeCoultre, 1880s
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – Minute Repeater with Three Hammers by LeCoultre, 1880s

As the Maison broadened its expertise, watchmakers also incorporated automata into chiming watches. The best-loved of these were jacquemarts – human figures with articulated limbs, set on the watch dial. Animated by the watch movement to coincide with the striking of time, they provide a visual representation of the chime.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - Jacquemart Pocket Watch by LeCoultre, 1890s
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – Jacquemart Pocket Watch by LeCoultre, 1890s

The intricate dial of an early 1890s Jacquemart Pocket Watch by LeCoultre, features a pair of jacquemarts in a romantic scene, decorated with enamel and engraving.

In 1895, Jaeger-LeCoultre invented and patented the silent strike-governor, also known as the silent regulator. This eliminated the background buzz characteristic of traditional regulators, thus producing a clearer chime. Different versions of that invention have since become an industry standard in chiming watches.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - Pocket watch with silent regulator, mono-pusher chronograph and minute repeater, 1914
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – Pocket watch with silent regulator, mono-pusher chronograph and minute repeater, 1914

Among the examples in the Heritage Collection is a 1914 pocket watch powered by Calibre 19 IMCCV, which unites a mono-pusher chronograph and a minute repeater.

In the early 20th century, LeCoultre was one of the few Manufactures to master triple-complication watch movements. For the 1910 Minute Repeater Triple Complication, LeCoultre Calibre 19/20IMCSQ brought together a minute repeater, a chronograph and a perpetual calendar in a classical hunter-style case.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - The Minute Repeater Triple Complication, 1910
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – The Minute Repeater Triple Complication, 1910

To create an aesthetic worthy of the technical complexity, decorative crafts were often lavished on the more complicated watches. In a 1928 Lépine-style pocket watch, LeCoultre Calibre 17JSMCCRVQ combined a minute repeater with a perpetual calendar and a chronograph, providing a magnificent canvas for the crafts of skeletonisation, enamelling and engraving.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - The Lépine-style pocket watch, 1928
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – The Lépine-style pocket watch, 1928

Lépine refers to a style of watch movement architecture developed in the 1760s by the French watchmaker Jean-Antoine Lépine, which made calibres thinner.

In the mid 20th Century, as people increasingly sought watches with practical functions, Jaeger-LeCoultre drew on its mastery of chiming mechanisms to develop alarm watches. In this form of chiming calibre, the extremely rapid strikes of the hammer create a continuous single-pitch sound, closer to a buzz than to the bell-like chime of a minute repeater. The Memovox has remained the reference in alarm watches for 70 years.

In 1950, the Maison introduced Calibre 489 in the first Memovox watch. The design was classically understated: on the dial, a triangular pointer on a mobile central disc indicated the alarm time, and the two crowns – one for winding and time-setting and the other to set the alarm – were set close to the case-sides.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - The first Memovox watch, 1950
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – The first Memovox watch, 1950

Having created its first automatic wristwatch movement in 1946, the Manufacture launched the first automatic alarm movement, Calibre 815, a decade later. The oscillating weight is fixed at the centre of the movement, its swings limited by two bumpers, equipped with tiny shock-absorbing springs.

In 1958, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Memovox Calibre 814 in two new variations. With international businessmen in mind, the Memovox International incorporated a 24-hour world time display on the dial’s inner disc.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - Memovox International, 1958
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – Memovox International, 1958

The Memovox Parking was designed to help motorists avoid fines for exceeding the pre-paid time on their parking meters by buzzing when the allotted time expired.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - Memovox Parking
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – Memovox Parking

In 1959, responding to the rapid growth of leisure diving and the corresponding demand for purpose-built watches, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the world’s first diving watch with an alarm, the Memovox Deep Sea (Cal. 815).

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - Memovox Deep Sea
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – Memovox Deep Sea

To enhance underwater safety, the alarm sound provides an acoustic signal and the vibration of the watch a tactile reminder of the elapsed diving time.

Introduced in 1963 and updated in 1968 with the addition of a date display (Cal. 825), the Memovox Polaris further enhanced the diving functionality of the alarm watch.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - Memovox Polaris
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – Memovox Polaris

A rotating inner bezel provides a visual indication of elapsed dive time, and a super-compressor case with a triple-layered caseback amplifies the alarm sound when submerged, while ensuring water resistance to 200 metres.

In 1970 the Memovox Speedbeat introduced Calibre 916, the first of a new generation of higher-frequency automatic movements by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Increasing the balance-wheel frequency to 28,800 vph made the movement more stable and thus more accurate. A new automatic winding system introduced an oscillating weight that turned 360 degrees around its axis to wind the mainspring.

Fitted with Calibre 918, the Master Réveil was introduced in 1994. In this new alarm mechanism, the hammer struck a gong rather than striking directly on the case, as it had done previously. The result was the distinctive ‘school bell’ sound that has remained the signature of Memovox to this day.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection - Master Réveil
Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage collection – Master Réveil

The Master Réveil was also the first Memovox to undergo the demanding 1,000 Hours Test, which is recognised as one of the most stringent in-house quality control protocols in the watchmaking industry.

This great legacy in chiming watches has provided Jaeger-LeCoultre with a deep well of expertise on which it continues to draw to this day. The Manufacture’s constant evolution of its chiming watch repertoire epitomises the deep respect for tradition and constant quest for innovation that have driven La Grande Maison throughout its 187-year history.

Jaeger-LeCoultre – Polaris Mariner Memovox & Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date

Jaeger-LeCoultre expands their sporty-elegant Polaris collection by adding the new Mariner series offering two new high-performance diving watches. The new models – the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date – pay homage to the prestigious Grande Maison’s illustrious diving watch legacy and drawing upon more than a century of expertise in chiming watches.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox (Reference: Q9038180) with gradient blue dial

Introduced 70 years ago, the Memovox has become the reference in wristwatch alarm calibres. Back in the fifties, scuba diving was a risky and challenging military activity. The only tool available for diving was the watch, which created a strong demand for professional diving timepieces.

In 1959, Jaeger-LeCoultre responded with a unique solution, a self-winding Memovox movement, which provided an aural warning that it was time to return to the surface. This was followed in 1968 by the Memovox Polaris, with an internal rotating bezel as well as the alarm, and a triple-layer case-back for better sound transmission.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner draws on this diving watch heritage, presenting two new models that unite fully ISO 6425-compliant specifications with the sporty aesthetic of the contemporary Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox (Reference: Q9038180) with gradient blue dial

The 42mm cases feature the key design codes of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris cases with their taut lines, glass-box crystals, and dynamic mix of brushed and polished surfaces. In keeping with their purpose as a high-performance diving watches, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner cases are water-resistant to 300 metres (30 bar). Furthermore, the crown used to set the notched inner-bezel is screwed-down to avoid any unintentional movement, with the addition of an orange security band to warn divers when it is not fully screwed down.

Distinguished by their rich gradient-blue colour, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner dials also remain true to the contemporary Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris aesthetic, comprising three concentric circles finished in different textures and featuring bold trapezoid-shaped indexes and three Arabic numerals. The central disc of the dials is sunray-brushed, complementing the subtle graining of the middle ring and the opaline finish of the outer ring, which serves as the unidirectional rotating bezel.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox (Reference: Q9038180) with gradient blue dial

The hands, indexes and numerals are filled with SuperLumiNova® to ensure excellent legibility in low light, as required of all diving watches. However, Jaeger-LeCoultre has gone a step further, maximising divers’ safety by using different colours to distinguish the hour and minute hands. The running seconds hand is tipped in orange for daylight visibility, with a central luminescent section to avoid any possibility of confusion with the other hands.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox

Celebrating THE SOUND MAKER™, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox pays direct homage to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s first diving watches, with their robust capabilities and distinctive aesthetic. The self-winding movement, Calibre 956, is also a direct descendant of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s first automatic alarm watch calibres. Introduced in 2008, it has been comprehensively revised by the Manufacture’s engineers for this latest generation of alarm watches.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 956
Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 956

Previously, Memovox watches had a closed case-back, to which the gong was attached; however, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox has a transparent sapphire case-back, allowing the wearer to watch the hammer in action. This demanded a complete redesign of the striking mechanism, with the gong now attached to the case side.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox (Reference: Q9038180) with gradient blue dial caseback view

The open-worked heavy metal rotor ensures an unobstructed view of the strike-works, its Côtes de Genève decoration matching the fine finishing on the movement plates. One important element remains unchanged, however: the signature “school bell” sound of the alarm, which lends such charm to the Memovox.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox (Reference: Q9038180) with gradient blue dial

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox retains the signature three-crown configuration of the earliest Memovox diving watches. The top crown controls the alarm, turning the central disc of the dial so that the triangular pointer lines up with the desired alarm time; the central crown operates the inner dive bezel and the lowest crown sets the time.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date offers the classic diving-watch functions of hours and minutes, with a running time indicator (seconds hand) and unidirectional inner bezel, and the addition of an instantly-jumping date display.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date (Reference: Q9068180) watch with gradient blue dial

The dual-crown configuration is typical of super compressor-type diving watch cases, with the upper crown for operating the inner bezel and the lower one for setting the time and date.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date (Reference: Q9068180) watch with gradient blue dial

Since Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Calibre 899, its engineers have constantly updated it to incorporate the latest performance-enhancing technology.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date (Reference: Q9068180) watch with gradient blue dial caseback view

The new-generation version powering the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date is fitted with some technical improvements to guarantee a power reserve of 70 hours.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 899 Self-winding movement
Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 899 Self-winding movement

To mark the launch of its new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox diving watch, JaegerLeCoultre has also released a short film In A Breath, made in collaboration with Benedict Cumberbatch, a long-time friend of the Maison. In it, Benedict draws the parallel between his longstanding practice of
meditation and diving.

Technical details

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox (Reference: Q9038180)

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox (Reference: Q9038180)

  • Dimensions: 42mm x 15.63mm
  • Calibre: automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 956
  • Functions: hours/minutes/seconds, date, alarm, unidirectional rotating inner bezel
  • Power reserve: 45 hours
  • Case and Bracelet: stainless steel
  • Dial: gradient blue dial, sunrayed, grained and opaline finishes
  • Case-back: open
  • Water resistance: 30 bar

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date (Reference: Q9068180)

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Date (Reference: Q9068180) watch with gradient blue dial

  • Dimensions: 42mm x 13.92mm
  • Calibre: automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 899
  • Functions: hours/minutes/seconds, date, unidirectional rotating inner bezel
  • Power reserve: 70 hours
  • Case and Bracelet: stainless steel
  • Dial: gradient blue dial, sunrayed, grained and opaline finish
  • Case-back: open
  • Water resistance: 30 bar

Jaeger-LeCoultre Snowdrop & Bangle (New High Jewellery Watches Equipped with Calibre 101)

Jaeger-LeCoultre presents Snowdrop & Bangle, two brand new high jewellery watches equipped with the iconic Calibre 101.

Originally conceived and developed for jewellery watches and introduced in 1929, the Calibre 101 revolutionized feminine watchmaking thanks to its minuscule size and baguette shape. At 14mm long, less than 5mm wide and weighing barely one gram, the tiny, hand-wound caliber remains the smallest mechanical movement in the world. It is also one of the world’s oldest movements that continue to be in production.

Over the years, Calibre 101 has appeared in jewellery watches by Jaeger-LeCoultre under its name, as well as in creations by other great Maisons. These rare timepieces have graced the wrists of exceptional women, including Queen Elizabeth II, who wore one – a gift from France’s President– for her coronation in 1953.

For the two new diamond-set timepieces, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s in-house artistic team has taken a jewellery-led approach – first, designing the forms of the bracelets and the style of gem-setting, then integrating the cases and movements into the designs. Whereas designing a watch normally takes the opposite approach, beginning with the case and then creating bracelets or straps to complement it.

Both bracelets adhere faithfully to the classical high jewellery codes and are composed of pink gold set with diamonds – using only stones classified IF to VVS.

Snowdrop

Inspired by the white bell-shaped flowers that are able to grow through a thin layer of snow in the Vallee de Joux, the manchette-style Snowdrop exudes delicate femininity. A circle of pear-shaped diamonds surrounds the dial to form a flower, and waves of diamonds repeat the petal pattern in perfect symmetry, all the way around the bracelet.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Snowdrop

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s designers chose a ‘griffe’ setting for the diamonds, which minimises the metal’s presence and allows light to pass through the stones from all angles. This intensifies the spark of the watch, creating an impression that the diamonds could almost be floating on the surface of the bracelet.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Snowdrop

With 904 diamonds, of which 204 are pear-shaped and the remainder brilliant-cut (for a total of 20.9 carats), the gem-setting work alone represents 130 hours of work by the jewellery artisans of the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Snowdrop

The bracelet’s structure is supported by two bands of gold, each of them grain-set with diamonds – a linear setting technique in which tiny beads of gold are pulled up from the surface of the metal and pushed over the stone to secure it.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Snowdrop

Bangle

The Bangle watch is an altogether bolder expression of femininity, inspired by the graceful geometry of Art Deco and the strong forms of 20th-Century Modernism.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Bangle watch with Calibre 101

A dynamic interplay of symmetry and asymmetry, the bracelet is set with 996 diamonds (for a total 19.7 carats), graduated in size to emphasise the sweeping curves of the design.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Bangle watch with Calibre 101

The artisans have combined the griffe (144 diamonds) and grain setting (852 diamonds) techniques to heighten the diamond’s three-dimensional effect and maximise the play of light.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Bangle watch with Calibre 101

Rows of grain-set diamonds highlight the gold bands that run along both sides of the bracelet, supporting its structure. The bracelet needs no clasp as it delicately opens with a simple twist of its two sides.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Bangle watch with Calibre 101

Calibre 101

Introduced in 1929, Calibre 101 demonstrates Jaeger-LeCoultre’s mastery of micro-mechanical engineering. Rather than having its components set on a single plate, Calibre 101 adopted the “stacked” dual-level architecture first developed by the Manufacture for the Duoplan movement in 1925. The escapement is set on one plane, the barrel and cogs on another – and the mainspring is wound by a flat crown set into the base of the case.

Now more than 90 years old, the movement has benefited over the years from many improvements in materials and machining, but its dimensions and architecture remain unchanged.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 101

The present, fourth generation movement, Calibre 101/4 has 98 components (compared with the original 78), measures 14 mm x 4.8 mm, with a thickness of 3.4 mm (a volume of 0.2 cm3), and weighs barely one gram. Its balance wheel oscillates at 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hertz frequency) and the mainspring provides a power reserve of 33 hours.

Due to the tiny scale, each of the components must be custom-produced and adjusted making every Calibre 101 unique. Considering the complexities involved to produce such a minuscule calibre, only a few dozen can be produced each year.

Technical details

Model: 101 Snowdrop (Reference: Q2882201)

Case size: 18.35 x 5.98 mm
Movement: Calibre 101 – manually wound, with 33 hours of power reserve
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Dial: Silvered opaline
Bracelet: Pink gold set with 904 diamonds, including brilliant-cut and 204 pear-shaped stones for 20.9 carats

Model: 101 Bangle (Reference: Q2892201)

Case size: 18.35 x 5.98 mm
Movement: Calibre 101 – manually wound, with 33 hours of power reserve
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Dial: Silvered opaline
Bracelet: Pink gold set with 996 diamonds for 19,7 carats

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre X MR PORTER Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Limited Edition

Jaeger-LeCoultre and MR PORTER have announced the launch of the Master Ultra Thin KINGSMAN Knife watch, a limited edition of 100 timepieces, specially adapted for The King’s Man, the upcoming Kingsman origins film directed by Matthew Vaughn.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch will be offered exclusively on MR PORTER, as a key part of The King’s Man ‘costume to collection’, from July 20th to September 6th. After that date, the watch will also be available directly from Jaeger-LeCoultre online and in selected boutiques.

Jaeger-LeCoultre X MR PORTER Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Limited Edition

The newest film in the Kingsman series links past and present, going back 100 years to the origins of the Kingsman agency. So too has Jaeger-LeCoultre drawn upon its great historic mastery of ultra thin calibres to develop a new timepiece directly inspired by the celebrated 1907 ‘Couteau’ (couteau is French for knife) pocket watch.

Jaeger-LeCoultre X MR PORTER Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Limited Edition

The Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch is a refined dress watch that blends tradition and modernity in a manner perfectly suited to both The King’s Man and to contemporary style.

Jaeger-LeCoultre X MR PORTER Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Limited Edition

The aesthetic roots of the new watch are unmistakably those of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s traditional pocket watches: the very broad bezel slopes gently from the sapphire crystal to the edge of the case, creating a fine profile reminiscent of a knife blade and the winding crown, protected by its triangular bow, is placed at 12 o’clock.

Jaeger-LeCoultre X MR PORTER Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Limited Edition

However, these timeless and traditional elements are brought right up to date with subtly modern details: simple index hour markers keep the dial refined and clean, while a finely drawn ring is repeated as a circular highlight on the bezel.

Jaeger-LeCoultre X MR PORTER Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Limited Edition

Presented in a classically elegant 40mm size, the pink gold case is just 4.25mm thick. The ultra thin case houses Jaeger-LeCoultre’s celebrated hand-wound calibre 849. At just 1.85 millimetres thick, the movement underlines La Grande Maison’s century-old mastery of ultra thin movements.

Jaeger-LeCoultre X MR PORTER Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Limited Edition

In tribute to the film’s narrative, the case-back of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch has been engraved with the Kingsman logo, as well as the legend “One of 100”, and is presented in a specially designed Kingsman sleevebox.

Jaeger-LeCoultre X MR PORTER Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife Limited Edition

About The KING’S MAN / 20th CENTURY STUDIOS

As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in “The King’s Man.”

“The King’s Man” is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.

Matthew Vaughn, David Reid and Adam Bohling are the producers, and Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Stephen Marks, Claudia Vaughn and Ralph Fiennes serve as executive producers. “The King’s Man” is based on the comic book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, and the story is by Matthew Vaughn and the screenplay is by Matthew Vaughn & Karl Gajdusek. “The King’s Man” opens in U.S. theaters on September 18, 2020.

About MARV Studios & MATTHEW VAUGHN

MARV Studios is the production company of leading British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, who specialises in genre-redefining films. His films have garnered over $2.6 billion at the global box office, making him one of Britain’s most successful and critically acclaimed independent filmmakers.

Vaughn began his career as producer with Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, which starred Brad Pitt and received wide critical acclaim. Through his production company MARV, Vaughn debuted as a director with the crime thriller Layer Cake, which starred Daniel Craig and introduced his signature style to audiences.

Vaughn followed that up by directing, producing and co-writing with his writing partner Jane Goldman, Stardust, which starred Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer. In 2009, Vaughn produced action-thriller Harry Brown, which starred Michael Caine. 2010 saw Vaughn producing and co-writing The Debt, which starred Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, and directing, producing and co-writing Kick-Ass, the first in the edgy franchise with a breakout performance from Chloë Grace Moretz.

In 2011 Vaughn co-wrote and directed the 20th Century Fox prequel X-Men: First Class, a massive box office and critical hit which re-invigorated the popular series. He continued his involvement in the series by co-writing 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

2014 also saw the debut of the global blockbuster Kingsman series, beginning with Kingsman: The Secret Service, written and directed by Vaughn, and its follow-up Kingsman: The Golden Circle in September 2017.

The prequel to the franchise, The King’s Man, boasting an all-star cast, will be released in September 2020. In 2019 MARV and Rocket Pictures released Rocketman, a critically-acclaimed musical fantasy based on the life of Elton John, directed by Dexter Fletcher and starring Taron Egerton in a Golden Globe® winning and BAFTA nominated performance.

About MR PORTER

Since launching in February 2011, MR PORTER has established itself as the world’s leading, award winning online destination for men’s style, with an unparalleled product offering from the best menswear and luxury brands, including categories that range from fine watches and lifestyle through to own labels Mr P. and Kingsman.

MR PORTER produces unmatched digital and printed content across its shoppable online magazine, The Journal, and its bi-monthly newspaper, The MR PORTER Post. In 2019, MR PORTER founded MR PORTER Health In Mind, a content and fundraising initiative in partnership with Movember, developed to raise awareness around men’s mental and physical health.

MR PORTER offers express worldwide shipping to more than 180 countries, including same-day delivery to New York, London and Milan, while providing a seamless shopping experience across mobile, tablet and desktop, with easy returns and multi-lingual customer care and personal-shopping teams who are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

MR PORTER is a part of the YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group – the world leader in online luxury and fashion that comprises a complete luxury retail ecosystem. The Group sells directly to customers globally through its own family of multi-brand online shops NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER, YOOX and THE OUTNET. The Group’s Online Flagship Stores division partners with many leading luxury brands to power their own e commerce destinations.

The Group has more than 4.3 million high-spending active customers globally. As pioneers in bringing together the realms of technology and luxury, YOOX NETA-PORTER satisfies the most discerning clientele with expertly curated products from the best luxury brands, personalised end-to-end service, the latest technology and inspiring content, all shaped by 20 years of insights into the modern luxury shopper.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Collection: Master Control Memovox and Master Control Memovox Timer

Introduced by Jaeger-LeCoultre during the late 1940s, the Memovox has become the reference in wristwatch alarms. In 2020, celebrating this legacy, the venerated Swiss watch manufacture adds two new Memovox Models to their Master Control Collection.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox Timer
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox Timer

This year, to launch the new-generation Master Control Memovox, Jaeger-leCoultre has taken inspiration from the first Memovox watches of the 1950s, giving it a contemporary style, while retaining the spirit of utility and charm that defined the originals.

Continuing the tradition of adding useful auxiliary functions, the new Master Control Memovox Timer incorporates an entirely new alarm-setting mechanism, while the Master Control Memovox, brings clean-lined contemporary style to the classic alarm-plus-date model.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 956
Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 956

For this new generation of alarm watches, the Manufacture’s engineers have comprehensively revised the self-winding calibre 956. Previously, Memovox watches had a closed case-back, to which the gong was attached; however, the new Master Control case has a transparent sapphire back, allowing the wearer to enjoy watching the hammer in action. This demanded a complete redesign of the striking mechanism, with the gong now attached to the case side.

A new, open-worked pink gold rotor, decorated with Côtes de Genève to match the fine finishing on the movement plates, ensures an unobstructed view of the strike-works. One important element remains unchanged, however: the signature “school bell” sound of the alarm, which lends such charm to the Memovox.

MASTER CONTROL MEMOVOX

Reinterpreting the graceful and uncluttered dial of the original 1950 Memovox in a streamlined modern style, the new Master Control Memovox presents the classical combination of alarm and date display with a silvery sunray-brushed dial.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox

The applied indexes add refinement, their elongated triangular shape – a signature of mid-century Memovox models – is echoed by the Dauphine hands, and a blue seconds hand adds a subtle pop of colour to animate the silvery-white palette.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox caseback view