Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar

The new Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar watch brings a fine stroke of modern elegance to its reinterpretation of two iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre complications — the triple calendar and the Duoface.

The triple calendar displays the day, date and month. The Duoface offers two time zones on different faces of the Reverso, driven by a single, oblong-shaped movement introduced in 1994.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar Steel watch

Preserving the legendary spirit of the original 1931 model whilst incorporating the contemporary aesthetics, the new JLC Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar watch is available in stainless steel and pink gold versions. These new timepieces come with Casa Fagliano straps.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar Pink Gold

The triple calendar takes prime position on the recto dial of the new Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar. These indications are balanced with a moon-phase display at 6 o’clock.

In the steel model, discretion and understated textures take the lead. Alternating surface finishes, such as polished hands set against a grained dial, ensure that all indications remain readable at a glance, even as the tone-on-tone colour palette imparts ultimate refinement.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar Steel

The radiance of the pink-gold model is further amplified by the delicate lines of a sunray dial finish, its silvered tones bringing out the contrasting hue of the hands and hour markers.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar Pink Gold

The verso dial enjoys a completely refreshed look in both steel and pink-gold models of the Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar, characterised by a more select number of surface finishing techniques and a greater sense of space.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar Steel

 

The traditional Clous de Paris guillochage decorating the outer dial segment gives way to a sunray finish, originating from the same point as the hour and minute hands.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar Steel

This expansive radial effect is enhanced by the new hour markers, now set along the exterior periphery of the chemin-de-fer minuterie.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar Pink Gold

At the 6 o’clock position, a day-night indication has been set behind the hour-and-minute counter, creating a subtle way of revealing essential information about the second time-zone.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar Pink Gold

Casa Fagliano is an Argentina-based and world-renowned artisanal workshop specialising in polo boots, known for its values of traditional craftsmanship and quality.

Calf-leather straps in the distinctive style of Casa Fagliano are paired with the Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar, deep blue for the steel model and brown for the pink-gold model.

The JLC Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar steel model is equipped with a matching deployant buckle while the pink-gold version comes with a classic pin buckle. Each model also comes with a bi-material strap in leather and fabric, specially selected in hues inspired by the patina of vintage equestrian equipment.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar quick-change strap and buckle attachment system

Thanks to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s quick-change strap and buckle attachment system, wearers are easily able to switch between strap options for maximum versatility.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar quick-change strap and buckle attachment system

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar watch is equipped with the manually wound calibre 853.

Entirely designed, produced and assembled in-house, calibre 853 is one of the rare creations known as form movements, dedicated mechanical constructions that are conceived expressly for the contours of a non-round watch and therefore distinguished by their exclusivity.

The hand-wound JLC calibre 853 preserves all the details and refinement that characterise traditional haute horlogerie, such as chamfered edges, countersunk jewels, mirror-polished screws, and bridges decorated with Geneva Stripes.

Technical details

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar Steel
Reference: Q3918420

Case
Stainless steel
Water resistance: 30m
Dimensions: 49.4mm x 29.9mm

Movement
Manual-winding mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 853
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 21,600

Functions
Recto: hours, minutes, day, date, month, moon phases
Verso: 2nd time-zone, night and day

Dial
Recto: silver grained
Verso: blue sunrayed

Strap
Interchangeable blue Fagliano collection calf and additional blue canvas and calf Fagliano collection

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar Pink Gold
Reference: Q3912530

Case
Pink gold 750/1000 (18 Karats)
Water resistance: 30m
Dimensions: 49.4mm x 29.9mm

Movement
Manual-winding mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 853
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 21,600

Functions
Recto: hours, minutes, day, date, month, moon phases
Verso: 2nd time-zone, night and day

Dial
Recto: silver sunray
Verso: grey sunray

Strap
Interchangeable brown Fagliano collection calf and additional beige canvas and brown calf Fagliano collection

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Amida Falls’ Limited Edition

Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces the limited edition Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Amida Falls’, honouring the work of the 19th-century Japanese master, Katsushika Hokusai.

The case-back of the new timepiece is decorated with a hand- enamelled miniature reproduction of The Amida Falls in the Far Reaches of the Kisokaidō Road (Kisoji no oku Amida-ga-taki), the best-known work from A Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces (Shokoku taki meguri), a series of eight woodblock prints created by the artist in 1833–34.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Amida Falls’ Limited Edition

The new Reverso continues the dialogue between Eastern and Western artistic traditions that La Grande Maison has embraced throughout its history.

Complementing the exquisite tribute to the Asian art form of woodblock printing on the case-back, the dial is anchored in the Western craft traditions of guillochage and Grand Feu enamel.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Amida Falls’ Limited Edition

In the 19th century, Hokusai was among a handful of Japanese artists who elevated the ancient practice of woodblock printing from popular, “low” art to high art form, thanks to his innovations in subject matter, colour and composition. His ‘Waterfalls’ series – produced when he was in his seventies – is considered by many art historians to be among the finest landscapes ever produced.

The best known of the series, ‘Amida Falls’ epitomises the artist’s fascination with the power of cascading water and monumental land forms, which dwarf the human figures enjoying a picnic nearby.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Amida Falls’ Limited Edition

To capture the power of Hokusai’s original image and faithfully reproduce every detail on a surface of just three square centimetres – little more than one-tenth the size of the original – Jaeger-LeCoultre’s master artisans had not only to miniaturise and perfectly mimic every detail of the composition but also to create the illusion of the woodblock printing technique – a specific effect entirely different from enamelling.

To achieve this, the enamellers had to develop a special technique that reproduces the characteristic bokashi effect of the subtly nuanced and graduated colours of works originally printed on paper, while also capturing the vivid blues and yellows that are a signature of Hokusai’s work. It is a carefully orchestrated process of many stages, which represents a full 70 hours of work over the course of many weeks, including a total of 12–15 separate firings at 800 degrees Celsius.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Amida Falls’ Limited Edition

The Reverso Tribute dial – with its faceted appliqué hour-markers and Dauphine hands – places full value on the beauty of its decoration. Complementing the miniature painting on the case back, this dial is decorated with a guilloché lozenge pattern – the texture of which is amplified by translucent Grand Feu enamel in a rich shade of green.

Executed by hand, using a century-old lathe, the lozenge pattern requires great dexterity and skill: holding the dial plate at a carefully calculated angle, each of the 60 lines that make up the pattern requires three passages of the lathe – making 600 passages altogether; for every passage, the plate must be held at precisely the same angle to ensure that the lines are crisply etched and the pattern is perfectly symmetrical.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Amida Falls’ Limited Edition

This process alone requires around four hours of extremely focused work, and is followed by the application of at least six layers of translucent enamel, each of which requires separate firing, spanning more than a week.

Once the enamelling has been completed, the final challenge is the faultless application of the indexes (which requires tiny holes to be drilled through the pristine surface of the enamel) and the transfer of the chemin de fer minutes register.

Testament to the exceptional artistry and skill of the artisans working in the Manufacture’s Métiers Rares® (Rare Handcrafts) atelier, the new Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Amida Falls’ epitomises La Grande Maison’s vision of the world of art and culture.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Amida Falls’ Limited Edition

It completes a trilogy of Reverso Tribute Enamel timepieces that pay homage to Hokusai – another work from his ‘Waterfalls’ series, Kirifuri Waterfall at Kurokami Mountain in Shimotsuke (Shimotsuke Kurokamiyama Kirifuri-no-taki) in 2021, and a reproduction of his most famous work, The Great Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nama ura) in 2018.

A limited edition of 10 pieces, initially offered only in Japan.

Technical details

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Amida Falls’
Reference: Q39334T3

Case
White gold
Dimensions: 45.5mm x 27.4mm x 9.73mm
Case-back: Closed – Miniature Grand Feu enamel
Water resistance: 3 meters

Movement
Calibre: Manually wound – Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822/2
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: 42 hours

Dial
Lozenge guilloche, with translucent Grand Feu enamel

Strap
Black alligator

Edition
Limited Edition of 10 pieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Star

This brand-new feminine timepiece is inspired by the cosmic phenomena known as shooting stars, known for their unpredictable, ephemeral and mysterious nature.

For the new Rendez-Vous Star watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre has invented an entirely new complication that captures the romance and unpredictability of shooting stars. Rare artistic crafts decorate a multiple-level sapphire crystal dial set with diamonds, with micro hand-painted clouds and moon concealing and revealing the star.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Star watch

The new automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 734 reconciles the randomness of shooting stars with the precisely calibrated, mathematical rhythms of timekeeping.

The Rendez-Vous Star watch recreates the enchanting celestial phenomenon “shooting stars” on the wrist, thanks to an entirely new mechanism conceived and developed within the Manufacture.

Activated by the movement of the wrist, the shooting star appears on the dial at random moments – usually four to six times per hour – its unpredictability making it even more special. To enjoy the enchanting display more often, the star may also be summoned on demand by turning the crown several times.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Star watch

The JLC Rendez-Vous Star watch is offered in two enchanting variations: a white gold case with a dial in subtle tones of silvery blue and a pink gold case with a dial in soft golden browns.

Inspired by the magic of shooting stars, the artisans of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Métiers Rares® (Rare Handcrafts™) atelier have harnessed their skills in new ways to depict the beauty and mystery of the night sky.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Star watch pink gold version

Made of transparent sapphire glass, the uppermost of the dial’s three layers has been sprinkled with transferred stars and miniature hand-painted (on both sides of the sapphire glass) with clouds and a crescent moon, which conceal the shooting star when it is inactive.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Star watch

Beneath this is a rotating circular disc of titanium with a cut-out of the shooting star – in an intense night blue for the white gold version and in a dark taupe colour for the pink gold version. When activated, the disc spins, sending the star on its curving path across the upper dial. As it passes, the cut-out reveals the deepest layer of the dial – a fixed disc of silvery or golden metal with a glowing gradient finish that accentuates the sense of movement.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Star watch

Defining the trajectory of the shooting star, a three-quarter circle of diamonds is set into the sapphire glass dial. This is achieved by integrating fine gold threads directly into the glass to anchor the diamonds and enhance the effect of transparency and lightness.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Star watch white gold version

The bezel is set with a circle of glittering diamonds that draw the eye towards the dial and, in keeping with the aesthetic codes of the Rendez-Vous, the upper surfaces of the lugs, and the top of the crown are also diamond-set. To complete these watchmaking treasures, an alligator leather strap, matched to the dial colour and given a glowing, pearlised finish, is fastened to the wrist by a folding buckle.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Star watch in white gold

To create a mechanism that expresses an unpredictable phenomenon is a fascinating challenge for watchmaking as it appears to defy the laws of horology – a world where everything is expressed through precisely calibrated, mathematical rhythms.

Drawing on almost 190 years of expertise accumulated within the Manufacture, the engineers and watchmakers of Jaeger-LeCoultre have developed the new in-house automatic calibre 734, incorporating the new shooting star mechanism. In doing so, they have succeeded in an unprecedented feat of capturing a random cosmic phenomenon in a watchmaking complication.

Technical details

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Star

References
Q36434C1 – white gold version
Q36424C1 – pink gold version

Case
White gold or pink gold
Dimensions: 36mm x 11.16mm
Water resistance: 5 bar

Movement
Automatic mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 734
Power reserve: 70 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, “shooting star” complication

Dial
Sapphire crystal set with diamonds & miniature hand-painting; titanium
Diamonds: 189 for 1.48 carats

Strap
Shiny alligator with folding buckle

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945: Galaxia and Atomium

Unveiled during the Watches and Wonders 2022 luxury watch event, the new interpretations of the Grande Complication Calibre 945 highlight Jaeger-LeCoultre’s enduring expertise in celestial complications.

The new masterpieces from this series are the Master Hybris Artistica Calibre 945 Galaxia in pink gold and the Master Hybris Artistica Calibre 945 Atomium in white gold. These new works celebrate La Grande Maison’s artistic creativity and mastery of the decorative crafts while reaffirming its technical ingenuity. Each model is offered in a limited edition of five pieces.

Having fully mastered sidereal time – the measurement used by astronomers to track the apparent movement of the constellations across the night sky – the JLC watchmakers are able to create one-of-a-kind calibres that reproduce these astronomical events on the wrist, bringing complications together in fascinating new ways.

Originally created in 2010, Calibre 945 unites a sky chart with a celestial vault, a zodiacal calendar and a minute repeater, and is further elevated by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Cosmotourbillon – a celestial flying tourbillon.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Galaxia

The new “Atomium” and “Galaxia” dials showcase the skills of the Manufacture’s Métiers Rares® atelier, introducing grisaille enamel to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s repertoire of rare artistic crafts for the first time.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Atomium

A Cosmotourbillon makes a complete circuit of the dial in one sidereal day, and a Northern Hemisphere sky vault tracks the positions of the constellations in real time, as seen from the Vallée de Joux. The exquisite chimes of a minute repeater complement the celestial timekeeping.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Skychart

Highlighting the astronomical aspect of time measurement, the watchmakers developed a mechanism able to display the passing of sidereal time, based on the stars. Set at the centre of the dial, the celestial vault maps the Northern Hemisphere night sky as seen from the 46th parallel – the latitude of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s home in the Vallée de Joux – tracking the position of the constellations in real time.

Enhancing this celestial display, the Cosmotourbillon is elevated beyond its purely technical function as a regulating mechanism, measuring the passing of time as it makes a complete, anti-clockwise circuit of the dial in one sidereal day.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Skychart

With a duration of precisely 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds, a sidereal day is defined by Earth’s rotation measured in relation to more distant fixed stars, whereas the 24-hour solar day – our civil time – is measured by Earth’s orbit around the Sun.

A golden sun-shaped pointer set at the edge of the dial indicates the month of the zodiacal calendar and solar time on a 24-hour scale, which is necessary for setting the watch. The Dauphine-shaped hands indicate the minutes and 12-hour cycles of civil time, which are displayed on two concentric rings on the flange of the dial.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Galaxia

An exceptional movement merits an exceptional habillage and the new Master Hybris Artistica Galaxia and Master Hybris Artistica Atomium bring fresh artistic expression to this marriage of complications.

Hand-decorated by the artisans in the Métiers Rares® atelier of the Manufacture, the multiple-level dial amplifies the beauty of the celestial theme while also showcasing the Cosmotourbillon.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Cosmotourbillon

For the star map, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces grisaille enamel to its repertoire for the first time. A painterly technique that originated in 16th-century France, grisaille enamel is unique in creating a chiaroscuro effect, with an illusion of three-dimensionality created by half-tones and shading.

First, the enameller must perfect the dark background – traditionally blue or black – building the depth and intensity of colour by applying multiple layers, each of which requires firing. Then, using a super-fine brush, the image is added in white enamel, layer by painstaking layer, again with a firing after each stage.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Atomium

Because thicker enamel creates lighter areas, its application must be controlled with the utmost skill to achieve the ethereal beauty and apparent depth that make grisaille so beguiling. Thanks to this rarefied technique, the dials of the Master Hybris Artistica Calibre 945 depict with utmost artistry the sky that we see above us at night.

In a subtle allusion to the way the night sky seems to form a dome above us when we look at the stars, the dials are constructed on multiple levels, dominated by a domed structure that also wraps around the Cosmotourbillon.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Cosmotourbillon

Visible around the edge of the dome and beneath the tourbillon, the deepest level of the dial is a midnight blue or black disc (for the white gold and pink gold cases, respectively) decorated with translucent lacquer over opaline, with transferred white inscriptions for the names of the months, and the tourbillon seconds.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Galaxia
Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Galaxia

The dome is formed of two sections. On the black dial of the “Galaxia”, both the outer section of the dome and the inner celestial disc are made of gold, with grisaille enamel depicting the planets, and the star map and names of the constellations transferred over the enamel.

The “Atomium” takes its name from the delicate filigree of silvered metal that forms the outer section of the dome, its shape echoing the lines that link the stars to form constellations. Framed within this, on the domed celestial disc, midnight-blue grisaille enamel and a transferred star map amplify the visual connection to the cosmos.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Atomium
Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Atomium

The dials of the “Galaxia” and “Atomium” are encircled by three concentric rings that carry the indices for solar time. The inner ring, for 24 hours, and outer ring, displaying minutes, are finished in opaline; between them, the hour ring is decorated with enamel over a hand-guilloché base, with applied indexes.

The Master Grande Tradition case is a perfect complement to the artistic dials and mechanical sophistication of these sumptuous pieces. Comprising more than 80 parts, its convex bezel is complemented by broad bevels on the lugs; the hollowed-out sides of the lugs add dynamic tension, while the repeater slide is tapered to harmonise with the curving case sides. Different surfaces are microblasted, polished and satin-brushed to maximise the play of light and emphasise the details.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Galaxia

This exceptional timepiece also takes Jaeger-LeCoultre’s expertise in chiming watches to new heights by uniting the astronomical complications with a minute repeater.

The technical difficulty of creating minute repeater lies in the complexity of the mechanism needed to transcribe the precise time shown by the hands into a series of perfectly programmed strikes, with different sounds for hours, quarters and minutes.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Atomium

The artistic challenge is that, this being a miniaturised musical instrument, the chimes must be pure, harmonious and clearly audible. At Jaeger-LeCoultre, this continuing quest for the ideal sound has produced several patented innovations, including crystal gongs, trebuchet hammers and a silent governor.

In the minute repeater mechanism of Calibre 945, these inventions contribute a special magic that complements the romance of celestial timekeeping.

Technical details

Models
Ref. Q5262470: Master Hybris Artistica Calibre 945 Galaxia, Pink gold case, Limited edition of 5 pieces
Ref. Q5263481: Master Hybris Artistica Calibre 945 Atomium, White gold case, Limited edition of 5 pieces

Case
Pink gold or white gold with micro-blasted, satin and polished finishes
Dimensions: 45mm x 16.05mm
Sapphire case-back
Water resistance: 5 bar

Movement
Manual mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 945
Frequency: 28,800
Power reserve: 40 hours

Functions
Hours/minutes, months, 24-hour indication; Cosmotourbillon indicating sidereal time; celestial disc with star chart indicating the constellations in the northern hemisphere in real time; minute repeater, zodiacal calendar

Dial
Black dial with grisaille enamel (in pink gold case) or blue dial with silvered laser-welded structure (in white gold case)

Strap
Alligator leather

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar & Master Control Chronograph Calendar (new models)

Jaeger-LeCoultre enriches the Master Control collection by introducing new interpretations of the signature complications in its collection — the Master Control Calendar and the Master Control Chronograph Calendar.

Now with interchangeable steel bracelets that are compatible with other strap systems of Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Master Control is more versatile than ever.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar with interchangeable bracelets

2022 marks the 30 years of the Master Control, launched in 1992 as a demonstration of the Maison’s commitment to the very highest levels of watchmaking excellence. The Master Control marked the beginning of the 1000 Hours Control system of internal quality standards at Jaeger-LeCoultre, a system subsequently incorporated throughout the full range of watches and which is now emblematic of the Maison’s fine watchmaking promise to its customers.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar with interchangeable bracelets

Two new Master Control models, in stainless steel with interchangeable bracelets, bring the calendar display and chronograph function more fully into contemporary everyday life, recognising the prominence of active lifestyles in the world today.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar

Building on the recent success of the JLC Master Control Calendar watch with blue dial, the latest Master Control Calendar with interchangeable bracelet comes in a dial colour palette that focuses on purity and refinement.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar

The silver sunray-brushed dial features a tone-on-tone aesthetic, maintaining the essential design codes of the Master Control such as dauphine hands and Arabic numerals intercut with dart hour markers.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar
Case-back View of Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar

The jumping date hand that characterises this model is endowed with a red-lacquered indicator tip in the shape of the Jaeger-LeCoultre logo, allowing the date to be read easily and intuitively.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar

The Master Control Chronograph Calendar features blue chronograph hands and a blue moonphase disc to bring out the indications of the complications.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar
Case-back View of Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar

For the first time, both the Master Control Calendar and the Master Control Chronograph Calendar are available on a steel bracelet with a quick-change system.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar watch with Novonappa calf leather strap

Both the new Master Control models with steel bracelet also come with a light-brown strap in Novonappa® calf leather.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar with Novonappa calf leather strap

These leather straps are equipped with the same quick-change system, allowing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control to truly become a watch for all seasons.

Technical details

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar
Reference: Q4148120

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar

Case
Stainless steel
Dimensions: 40 mm x 10.95mm
Case-back: open
Water resistance: 5 bar

Movement
Automatic mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 866AA
Power reserve: 70 hours

Functions
Hours/minutes/seconds, date, day, month, moon phases

Dial
Silver sunray-brushed

Strap
Interchangeable stainless steel bracelet and brown Novonappa® calf leather strap

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar
Reference: Q413812J

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar

Case
Stainless steel
Dimensions: 40 mm x 12.05mm
Case-back: open
Water resistance: 5 bar

Movement
Automatic mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 759
Power reserve: 65 hours

Functions
Hours/minutes/seconds, date, day, month, moon phases, chronograph, 30-minute counter, pulsometer

Dial
Silver sunray-brushed

Strap
Interchangeable stainless steel bracelet and brown Novonappa® calf leather strap

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date & Master Control Calendar (new blue dial versions)

Jaeger-LeCoultre has expanded the Master Control collection by introducing new blue-dial interpretations of Master Control Date & Master Control Calendar models. These new versions feature elegant deep-blue dials with a sunray-brushed finish.

2022 marks the 30 years of the Master Control, launched in 1992 as a demonstration of the Maison’s commitment to the very highest levels of watchmaking excellence.

The Master Control marked the beginning of the 1000 Hours Control system of internal quality standards at Jaeger-LeCoultre, a system subsequently incorporated throughout the full range of watches and which is now emblematic of the Maison’s fine watchmaking promise to its customers.

In full alignment with this unceasing commitment to timeless quality that maintains Jaeger-LeCoultre at the forefront of 21st-century horological craft, the Master Control collection has been enriched with two stainless steel models with sunray-finished dials in a refined shade of blue.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date and Master Control Calendar (new blue dial versions)

All the essential codes of the Master Collection can be found in the Master Control Date and the Master Control Calendar.

These include features such as the combination of applied Arabic numerals with faceted dart markers for the hours, faceted dauphine hour and minute hands, and bevelled case lugs that curve towards the strap attachment point. The slim case bezels bring an open feel to the 40mm cases, symbolic of the inherent versatility in this case diameter.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date new blue dial version

Legibility and readability are emphasised, using minute scales in a subtly contrasting lighter blue, with distinct minute divisions intercut with dot markers in Super-LumiNova® for an intuitive and precise indication of the time.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date new blue dial version

With the Master Control Calendar, the jumping date indication makes a welcome reappearance. A slender date hand extends outwards from the centre of the dial, ending in a red-lacquered Jaeger-LeCoultre logograph that points towards the date on the outer periphery of the dial.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar new blue dial version

For optimal reading of the dual-display moon phase and small seconds subdial, the date hand makes a 90° jump between the 15th and 16th day of each month. This ensures that the moon phase and small seconds subdial is never bisected by the date hand; a small yet effective detail that increases the design clarity of the Master Control Calendar.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar new blue dial version

To complete the overall harmonious aspect of these two new models, the date ring of the Master Control Date is also in blue, with white transferred Arabic numerals.

The white-on-blue day and month indications of the Master Control Calendar provide similar aesthetic integration with the rest of the watch, with additional visual refinement found in the snailed finish of the small seconds subdial. The upper half of the subdial reveals the moonphase disc decorated with a star-studded background.

Both the Master Control Date and the Master Control Calendar come with matching blue straps in calf leather. The straps are trimmed in complementary blue stitching that continues across the strap attachment point for a touch of vintage allure.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date new blue dial version
JLC Master Control Date Blue Case-back

These straps have been fitted with a quick-change mechanism, allowing the wearer to easily switch between a range of straps for a completely different look.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar new blue dial version
JLC Master Control Calendar Blue Case-back

Within these new models beats two Jaeger-LeCoultre in-house automatic movements. The calibre 899 of the Master Control Date and the calibre 866 of the Master Control Calendar have 70 hours of power reserve, bringing close to three days of running autonomy even when they are not being worn.

Each model is limited to 800 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date
Reference: Q4018480

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date new blue dial version

Case
Stainless steel
Dimensions: 40mm x 8.78mm
Case-back: open
Water resistance: 5 bar

Movement
Automatic mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 899AC
Functions: hours/minutes/seconds, date
Power reserve: 70 hours

Dial
Deep blue sunray-brushed, light-blue minute track

Strap
Calf leather

Edition
Limited to 800 pieces

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar
Reference: Q4148480

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar new blue dial version

Case
Stainless steel case
Dimensions: 40mm x 10.95mm
Case-back: open
Water resistance: 5 bar

Movement
Automatic mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 866AA
Functions: hours/minutes/seconds, date, day, month, moon phases
Power reserve: 70 hours

Dial
Deep blue sunray-brushed, light-blue minute track

Strap
Calf leather

Edition
Limited to 800 pieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox Timer in Pink Gold

Jaeger-LeCoultre has released a new aesthetic interpretation of the Master Control Memovox Timer in pink gold with a two-tone grey and black dial. Beating inside this watch is the Calibre 956AA, which was entirely redesigned for the new generation of Memovox Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox Timer in Pink Gold

Since Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the first Memovox watch in 1950, it has become the reference in wristwatch alarms, with various useful and innovative functions added to create different Memovox models over the decades.

In 2020, the Manufacture’s engineers developed an entirely new alarm-setting mechanism – the Memovox Timer. With the initial steel-cased model now highly sought-after by collectors, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces a new aesthetic interpretation: the Master Control Memovox Timer in pink gold.

The Timer function enables the watch owner to set the alarm based on the number of hours that should elapse before the alarm rings. Alternatively, the owner may set the alarm in the traditional way, based on a particular time (such as the time of an appointment or a wake-up alarm). The indicators are linked, so that whichever alarm-setting method is chosen, the second indicator will automatically move to the corresponding position.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox Timer in Pink Gold

The dial of the Master Control Memovox Timer is laid out in concentric circles – the black sunray-brushed background provides a rich contrast with the grey of the outer minutes ring and the alarm-indication disc.

The innermost ring is engraved in bas-relief with highly polished numerals standing out against the granular texture of the background. Here, the elapsed hours-until-alarm are indicated by a small hand tipped with a red JL logo.

Set at the outer edge of the ring, the Memovox’s signature triangular marker points to the time at which the alarm will ring, indicated on a second concentric ring. Adding refinement, the elongated triangular shape of the applied hour indexes – a signature of mid-century Memovox models – is echoed by the elegant simplicity of the Dauphine hands.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox Timer in Pink Gold

Contrasting with the deep shades of the dial, the pink gold 40-millimetre Master Control case exudes a relaxed and timeless elegance, with its sloping bezel, dynamically curved lugs and mix of polished and satin-brushed surfaces.

For the latest generation of alarm watches, the Manufacture’s engineers comprehensively revised the self-winding Calibre 956, which – like all Jaeger-LeCoultre calibres – had been entirely conceived, developed and produced in-house.

Previously, Memovox watches had a closed case-back, to which the gongs were attached; however, the new Master Control case has a transparent sapphire back, allowing the wearer to enjoy watching the hammers in action. This demanded a complete redesign of the striking mechanism, with the gong now attached to the case side.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox Timer in Pink Gold

An 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 from previous generations, however: the signature “school bell” sound of the alarm, which lends such charm to the Memovox.

The Master Control Memovox Timer in pink gold will be produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces, available exclusively from Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques.

Technical Details

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox Timer
Reference: Q410257J

Case
Pink gold
Dimensions: 40mm x 12.39mm
Case-back: open
Water resistance: 5 bar

Movement
Automatic mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 956AA
Power reserve: 44 hours

Functions
Hours/minutes/seconds, date, alarm, timer

Dial
Two-tone grey and black sunray-brushed, engraved numerals on Timer disc, applied indexes

Strap
Alligator

Edition
Boutique edition limited to 100 pieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a magnificent new artistic interpretation of the Universal Time: Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948, embellished with great finesse by the artisans of the Manufacture’s Métiers Rares® atelier.

Since the 1930s, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been creating timepieces able to display several time zones simultaneously. From dual-time watches to the Géographique and the remarkable Calibre 948 world timer, La Grande Maison makes time truly universal.

When Jaeger-LeCoultre created the Calibre 948, it was the first time that a world-time complication had ever been united with a flying tourbillon. What’s more, the Universal Tourbillon makes a complete circuit of the dial every 24 hours – the length of a mean solar day.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

A true expression of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s technical expertise, the automatic calibre was conceived, developed and entirely produced within the Manufacture. The splendid new aesthetic expression of the world-time complication showcases La Grande Maison’s artistic creativity and mastery of the decorative crafts alongside its technical prowess.

In a subtle allusion to the depth and complexity of time measurement, the dial is made of several parts.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

At its centre, in keeping with world-timer tradition, is a map of the world as seen from the North Pole. However, unlike the traditional flattened image, this map floats above the dial bed on a domed skeleton formed by the longitudes and latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.

Created by the master artisans of the Manufacture’s Métiers Rares® (Rare Handcrafts™) atelier, the outline of the continents is cut from a sheet of white gold and decorated with champlevé enamel.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

Champlevé – which translates literally as ‘raised field’ – is a noble and ancient enamelling technique that was first practiced almost 2,500 years ago. With great skill, the artisan must first carve out a depression in the raw metal, conforming exactly to the outline of the desired image – in this case, the shapes of the continents seen from the North Pole.

This hollow area is then filled with multiple layers of enamel – fired at very high temperatures after each layer – until it is flush with the original surface. On the completed enamel surfaces, miniature-painted details of the continents’ major landscape features have been painstakingly added, enhancing the work with even greater intrigue and refinement.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

For the new Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948, the enamelling of a single dome requires 55 hours of work. Measuring just 25.5mm in diameter, each dial is a remarkable work of art in miniature, requiring almost 70 hours of meticulous work altogether.

Beneath the dome, representing the oceans, the dial bed is a disc of vivid blue translucent lacquer applied over a wavy guilloché pattern that suggests the movement of the sea and the lunar influence on its tides. In circular aperture to one side of the map, the flying tourbillon appears to float weightlessly above the blue oceans, spinning in 60 seconds.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

As on all classical world timers, each time zone is represented by the name of a city, arranged in a ring around the central dial. Set outside the city ring are two concentric fixed rings: a 24-hour indicator with applied numerals and rectangular indexes, and a minute track laser-engraved on a ring of blue lacquer that matches the blue oceans. Mimicking the rotation of Earth on its axis, the domed Earth map – together with the Universal Tourbillon and city ring – makes a complete 360-degree revolution in 24 hours, always indicating the right time in each city.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

The Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 is very simple to read: the hour marked on the ring adjacent to the city name is the time in that city’s zone. It is equally simple to operate: the time is set with the crown, which synchronises all of the time zones around the world. On arrival at a new destination, local time is set by the same crown, which moves only the hour hand, in one-hour jumps forwards or backwards, allowing the minutes and seconds to continue running accurately.

The Master Grande Tradition case is a perfect complement to the dial. Comprising more than 80 parts, its convex bezel contrasts with broad bevels on the lugs, and the hollowed-out lug sides add dynamic tension. Different surfaces are microblasted, polished and satin-brushed to maximise the play of light.

Technical details

Model: Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948
Reference Q52834E1

Case
White gold; sapphire case-back
Dimensions: 43mm x 14.13mm
Water resistance: 5 bar

Movement
Calibre: automatic mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 948
Frequency: 28,800
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Hours/minutes, universal flying tourbillon, world-time display (24 time zones), 24-hour indication

Dial
Blue translucent lacquer over a wavy guilloche pattern; domed skeleton structure decorated with champlevé enamel

Strap
Alligator leather with deployant buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 20 pieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar

Jaeger-LeCoultre has added a perpetual calendar watch to the Polaris line for the first time. Featuring a deep gradient-blue lacquer dial amplifying its sporty-elegant style, the Polaris Perpetual Calendar takes its aesthetic cues from the Polaris Mariner Memovox.

Its newly developed, in-house movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 868AA provides a display of the moon phases in both hemispheres, as well as an extended power reserve of 70 hours, in addition to the perpetual calendar displays and rotating inner bezel – a signature of the Polaris line.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar

The historic Polaris name was reintroduced by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 2018 with an entirely new line of watches that harness the Manufacture’s distinguished legacy of diving watches, and translate the spirit of the celebrated 1968 Memovox Polaris into contemporary form. Conceived for everyday adventures, with a combination of robust capabilities, practical functions and a distinctive aesthetic, the Polaris collection has redefined the modern sporty-elegant watch.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar

Perpetual calendar is among the most challenging complications to master; a miniature mechanical computer, it must automatically adjust for months of different lengths and even for leap years.

At the end of the 19th century, LeCoultre & Cie developed its first perpetual calendar pocket watches. Due to the difficulty of creating such complex mechanisms on the tiny scale of a watch, the complication was still extremely rare when Jaeger-LeCoultre presented its first perpetual calendar wristwatch in 1937. Since then, the Manufacture’s watchmakers have continuously improved the precision and quality of these remarkable mechanisms.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 868AA developed for the Polaris Perpetual Calendar has evolved from the well-proven in-house perpetual calendar movement that first appeared in 2013.

It has been upgraded in line with the Manufacture’s latest technical innovations and significantly modified, with a retrograde display of Southern Hemisphere moon phases complementing the classical Northern Hemisphere moon-phase display, as well as an increase in power reserve to 70 hours. Supplementing the calendar indications, the rotating inner bezel – a Polaris signature – offers the practical function of measuring elapsed time.

Lacquered in a deep gradient-blue colour, the dial of the Polaris Perpetual Calendar takes its aesthetic cues from the Polaris Mariner Memovox. The graduated blue suggests the transition from day to night – a subtle reminder of the connection between celestial phenomena and time measurement.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar

With an emphasis on balance and legibility, the calendar indications are displayed in three sub-dials. The date, month and day indicators are at 9, 12 and 3 o’clock respectively, with the year displayed within the month indicator. The moon phases are displayed at 6 o’clock – with a retrograde display for the Southern Hemisphere framing a classical display for its Northern counterpart. Each of the four sub-dials is slightly recessed and finished in different textures, adding visual richness as the light plays across them.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar watch in stainless steel

At the centre of the dial, a small security zone indicator shows red between the hours of 20:00 and 04:00 to warn the user not to adjust the time or calendar indications. Skeletonised hands allow greater visibility of the indications and, in keeping with the contemporary Polaris design codes; bold trapezoid-shaped indexes balance the complexity and fine detail of the calendar displays. Luminescent coating on hands and indexes enhances legibility in all light conditions.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar watch

The 42mm cases, in steel or pink gold, feature the key Polaris design codes: taut lines, fine bezels, glass-box crystals, and an eye-catching mix of brushed and polished surfaces. A transparent sapphire crystal case-back and an open-worked pink gold winding rotor reveal the fine decorative finishes on the movement.

Crucially for a timepiece designed for everyday living, the Polaris Perpetual Calendar is easy to operate and adjust. The top crown rotates the inner bezel – both features being Polaris signatures – while the lower crown is for setting the time and winding the watch. Calendar settings are adjusted via a single pusher.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar watch pink gold

Thanks to a newly developed interchangeable strap system, which is operated by simply pressing on the pushers integrated into the attachment point between the lugs, the Polaris Perpetual Calendar is adaptable for every adventure. Capitalising on its sporty character, the steel model is offered with both a three-link steel bracelet and textured rubber strap, while the elegance of the pink gold model is complemented by a blue rubber strap and, for a more formal look, an alligator strap with a folding buckle.

Adding to the options for personalisation is a collection of calfskin straps in a variety of colours.

Technical details

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar

References
Q9088180: Steel version
Q9082680: Pink gold version

Case
Steel or pink gold
Dimensions: 42mm x 11.97mm
Water resistance: 100m

Movement
Calibre: automatic mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 868AA
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 70 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar with moon phases in two hemispheres and red security zone, inner rotating bezel

Dial
Gradient blue lacquer

Strap
Steel version with interchangeable steel bracelet and rubber strap
Pink gold version with interchangeable rubber strap and alligator leather strap

Jaeger-Lecoultre Opens a New Flagship Boutique in Shanghai

Jaeger-LeCoultre has opened a new flagship boutique at Shanghai’s neighborhood in K11 art mall.

In homage to watchmaking, the layout space of this boutique was conceived as a series of interconnected circles and curves, reminiscent of the components of a watch movement. The linked spaces create different layers of interaction for visitors as they intuitively follow the path through the store, gaining a deeper understanding of the Maison when they move forward. With an emphasis on organic materials and natural colours, the décor fuses tradition and modernity, evoking the serenity and beauty of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s home in the Vallée de Joux.

Facing Shanghai’s South Huangpi Road, the boutique’s façade is a new expression of the Maison, made of glass shingles inspired by the tavaillon (wooden tile) cladding used on traditional Vallée de Joux buildings to provide protection from the harsh winter climate.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Flagship Boutique Shanghai K11 art mall

Fusing tradition and technology, the glass shingles are back-lit to create a constantly changing play of colour and sense of movement. This fascinating display evokes the glass-fronted northern façade of the Manufacture, which reflects its surroundings, changing appearance according to the weather and time of day.

On entering the boutique, visitors will find display cases containing the highlights of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s current collections. Alongside the vitrines a fascinating, interactive calibre wall instantly enticing the visitor to discover some of the most emblematic movements that underline the Maison’s authority as the watchmakers’ watchmaker.

After discovering the physical calibres, then exploring them in depth through the digital showcases, guests can continue the learning experience on WeChat, with more movements presented in augmented reality.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Flagship Boutique Shanghai K11 art mall

Drawn naturally into the second area of the boutique, visitors can explore the power of personalisation. A history of the Reverso shows why, more than any other watch, it represents the special pleasure of owning a timepiece that holds a secret, personalised emblem and thus truly belongs to its wearer. Alongside the Reverso display, an interactive Strap Bar offers more options for personalisation, allowing to handle and play with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s complete strap collection for all models.

The visitor’s path then leads to a deeper exploration of the Manufacture, and the tremendous range of métiers and watchmaking gathered under its roof. A series of evocative and informational videos introduces the visitors to the beautiful world of the Vallée de Joux and initiates them into the secrets of enamelling, engraving and anglage (chamfering/edging), as well as design and the research & development process that continually gives birth to innovations.

Deep in the heart of the store, visitors arrive at the Atelier d’Antoine, where they are invited to discover the most refined expression of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s know-how, not only by fascinating displays but also through Discovery Workshops that offer direct hands-on experience of watchmaking.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Flagship Boutique Shanghai K11 art mall

An exact reproduction of its counterpart within the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, this is the first permanent installation of an Atelier d’Antoine outside Switzerland. The discovery Workshops will provide an opportunity to explore the world of Swiss fine watchmaking in a new way. Hosted by a watchmaking expert, the workshops blend academic education and interactive experience in a dynamic format that encourages interaction.

Participants will learn about the working of watch movements, technical and creative skills required to produce fine timepieces, the various stages involved in their fabrication, and the artistic crafts employed in haute horlogerie. They will also discover the past, present and future of watchmaking at Jaeger-LeCoultre and in the Vallée de Joux and will be invited to use larger-scale models to try to replicate the work of the Maison’s highly skilled watchmakers.

The first programme offered at Atelier d’Antoine in the Maison Flagship store will be the Reverso Discovery Workshop, during which participants will dive deep into the Reverso archives and go hands-on with a variety of models. Later, the Sound Maker Discovery Workshop and Master classes will also be offered.

One wall of the Atelier d’Antoine space is dedicated to a Cabinet of Curiosities, which showcases three pillars of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s expertise: Celestial complications, The Soundmaker and Precision. Alongside this, a display dedicated to the Métiers Rares reveals in more depth how a Reverso can be transformed into a personalised work of art through enamelling and engraving, showcasing the many steps of these processes.

Source: Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel “Tiger”

Jaeger-LeCoultre presents Reverso Tribute Enamel “Tiger”, a brand-new Reverso watch to express the Manufacture’s craftsmanship and creativity. Created to coincide with Chinese New Year and the opening of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new flagship boutique in Shanghai, this timepiece pays tribute to the Year of the Tiger.

 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Tiger Watch

On the reverse side of its Swiveling case made of pink gold, this timekeeper portrays a brilliant engraving of a magnificent tiger. It seems to leap out from its background of black opaque Grand Feu enamel. The polished surface of the tiger’s fur and the contrasting rhodium-brushed texture of its stripes catch and refract the light to create the illusion of movement and power.

 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Tiger Watch

To maximise the sense of volume and bring depth to the engraving, the artisan engraver implemented a technique called modelled engraving. It employs differently sized chisels to sculpt the metal step by step – a precise and exacting task that demands absolute focus and remarkable dexterity.

 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Tiger Watch

This interpretation of the Reverso Tribute Enamel was quite challenging as the engraver had to work on the metal surface that already had its coat of Grand Feu enamel. It demanded an unprecedented accuracy to avoid all risk of damage to the pristine enamel.

 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Tiger Watch

The dial of the Reverso Tribute Enamel features the same opaque black Grand Feu enamel as the case back. The elegant and simple dial — with its faceted appliqué hour-markers, chemin de fer minutes track, and Dauphine hands — perfectly harmonizes with the pink gold hue of the case.

 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Tiger Watch

Created to celebrate the Chinese Zodiac Year and made only to order, the Reverso Tribute Enamel “Tiger” offers the possibility of being personalised with different enamel colours.

 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Tiger Watch

Technical details

Model: JLC Reverso Tribute Enamel
Reference: Q39324K1 – made to order

Movement
Calibre: Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822A/2, manually wound
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: 42 hours

Case
Pink gold
Dimensions: 45.5mm x 27.4mm x 9.73mm
Case back: Grand feu enamel, engraving
Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Grand feu enamel, applied indexes

Strap
Black alligator strap

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 Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Kirifuri Waterfall’ Limited Edition

Limited to 10 pieces, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai Kirifuri Waterfall (Kirifuri-no-taki) watch unites European craftsmanship with Japanese art. The reverse side of the case celebrates Eastern art with an enamel miniature painting that faithfully reproduces a woodblock print of Kirifuri Waterfall made by Katsushika Hokusai in the early 1830s.

Kirifuri Waterfall is taken from A Tour of the Waterfalls of the Provinces, a series of eight woodblock prints depicting waterfalls that the artist visited between 1831 and 1833 in different regions of Japan’s main island, Honshu.

Embodying La Grande Maison’s creativity and its vision of the world of art and culture, the new timepiece is testament to the talent and skill of the artisans working in the Métiers Rares® (Rare Handcrafts) atelier within the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre.

aeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Kirifuri Waterfall’ Limited Edition

In a carefully orchestrated process beginning with the case back, the decoration of this timepiece presented many challenges that were particular to this work of art.

First among those challenges was to reproduce a work measuring 37 x 24.5 cm onto a surface little more than one-tenth the size of the original – capturing every detail in perfect scale, including the group of tiny human figures at the base of the waterfall.

aeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Kirifuri Waterfall’ Limited Edition

To express the power and beauty of the water as it cascades 100 metres down the mountainside Hokusai used a greater sense of perspective and bolder colours for Kirifuri Waterfall than in his previous work. The enameller had not only to mimic this perfectly but also to create the illusion of the woodblock printing technique, which produces a specific effect entirely different from enamelling.

aeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Kirifuri Waterfall’ Limited Edition

A particular challenge is that multi-coloured prints require the use of multiple woodblocks, with each different colour applied in turn – and there was the added challenge of reproducing the bokashi effect of subtly nuanced and graduated colours seen in the original. To achieve these illusions, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s master enameller had to develop her own technique.

aeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Kirifuri Waterfall’ Limited Edition

The Reverso Tribute dial – with its faceted appliqué hour-markers and Dauphine hands – places full value on the beauty of its decoration.

An artistic response to the miniature painting on the case back, this dial is decorated with an unusual, wavy guilloché pattern chosen to echo the effect of moving water. Executed by hand, using a century-old lathe for which a special cam was tooled to achieve this particular pattern, the visual effect of the waves is amplified by layers of translucent grand feu enamel in a soft shade of green that exactly matches a detail of the painting on the reverse side.

aeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Kirifuri Waterfall’ Limited Edition

Following multiple firings to build up the enamel layers, the final challenge is the faultless application of the indexes (which requires tiny holes to be drilled through the pristine surface of the enamel) and the transfer of the chemin de fer minutes register.

As with all enamelling, the firing process can change colours in unpredictable ways, so for both the back and the front of the Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai, many hours of research and experiment were required in order that the dial colour would perfectly match the painting on the reverse, and that the painting would give a faithful rendering of Hokusai’s original colours.

In addition to these hours of research, almost five working hours must be dedicated to the guillochage alone, followed by eight working hours for the layers of translucent green enamel. More than 70 working hours are required only to paint the miniature masterpiece on the case back.

About Hokusai

The Japanese artist best known in the West, Hokusai (c.1760–1849) was a highly prolific illustrator, printmaker and ukiyo-e artist. His fame was secured when he was in his eighties, by his monumental woodblock print series Thirty-Six Views of Mount FujiI, which includes The Great Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), one of the world’s best-known works of art. (Jaeger-LeCoultre honoured that work by reproducing it as a miniature enamel painting on a limited-edition Reverso in 2018.)

Thanks to a craze for ukiyo-e painting, which depicted the hedonistic lifestyle of the merchant class in Edo Japan (1600–1868), woodblock printing flourished from the 17th to 19th Century, as a means of reproducing those paintings.

Innovative in his composition and use of colour, Hokusai was instrumental in transforming ukiyo-e from a style of portraiture into a broader genre that included landscapes, plants and animals. As a consequence of his fame, ukiyo-e and woodblock prints became central to forming the West’s perception of Japanese art.

Technical details

Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai ‘Kirifuri Waterfall’
Reference Q39334T2

Case
White gold
Dimensions: 45.5 mm x 27.4 mm x 9.73 mm
Case back: Grand Feu enamel miniature painting
Water resistance: 3 bar

Movement
Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822, manually wound
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: 42 hours

Dial
Guilloché and Grand Feu enamel

Strap
Black alligator

Edition
Limited edition of 10 pieces

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