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2017-08-17

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Duetto Jewelry

When the Reverso arrays itself in all its finery, an exceptional piece of jewellery is born. Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a new interpretation of the Reverso One Duetto Jewelry in pink gold, channelling a rare elegance and femininity inspired by pure 1920s and 1930s Art Deco – the era this iconic watch first came into being. Emanating from our master jewellers’ delicate labours, its pink gold bracelet strap is made of geometric links set with highly original diamonds. Its boldly graphic lozenge motif also spreads across the dial on the reverse. This model, full of character and feminine styling, takes its place resolutely among the most precious pieces of the Reverso collection. Majestically bringing together the Grande Maison’s Fine Watchmaking and High Jewellery know-how, the Reverso One Duetto Jewelry in pink gold offers a veritable jewel for a lady’s wrist. Its character is infused with the spirit of Art Deco, whose elongated lines bring an utterly feminine aesthetic, both to the rectangular dial and to the lozenge pattern that makes up the reverse and the links of its 18-carat pink gold bracelet strap. This reversible model also features the three emblematic gadroons. Ever since its emergence, Art Deco has been avant-garde and it never dates. Its philosophy of simplicity, where form follows function, is more relevant than ever.

In this model, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s master jewellers present women with an exalted vision of Art Deco simplicity, like a projection of women’s new status in that era. They were times of unprecedented emancipation, as women’s bodies and minds broke free of their fetters. This new freedom was apparent in looser clothing, where waistlines disappeared under flowing fabrics; hair was cut into short bobs, and cloche hats made their appearance. For the strap of this Reverso One Duetto Jewelry, the Jaeger-LeCoultre master jewellers designed a supple bracelet of perfectly intertwined links that glides around the curve of the wrist also reflected in the faintly concave shape of the case. It’s a real pleasure to wear. All the artistry of the master jewellers went into gem-setting each pink gold link of this bracelet individually.
That painstaking virtuosity is echoed in the design on the reverse of the watch. On this pink gold dial, the lozenges create a graphic mood with clean forms reinforced by the delicate setting of brilliant-cut little diamonds. This subtle femininity also reveals itself on the front, in the softness of a Bali mother-of-pearl dial. The Arabic numerals flow gracefully as if drawn by hand. Gold delicately outlines the corners of this face, emphasising the geometrical purity of its lines. Even the crown has been carefully designed on this piece, with lozenge-shaped facets to reflect the play of light.

Lastly, the legendary gadroons on either side of the dial are adorned with a brilliant-cut diamond setting that signals this model’s High Jewellery pedigree. Again, underlining how the Duetto movement with two faces of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s manually wound mechanical movement Calibre 844 owes its character to the watchmaking arts. With this new interpretation of the Reverso imbued with remarkable refinement and femininity, Jaeger-LeCoultre proves yet again that its iconic watch has a talent for reinventing itself while staying true to its design principles. It’s also a spectacular display of all the jewellery-making artistry within the Manufacture. This repository of inventiveness dwells in the heart of the Maison’s workshop « Métiers Rares™ », whose watchword and driving force is the desire to inspire fantasies.