Jaeger-LeCoultre unveils an opulent horological trio with the Calibre 101 Collection.
Jaeger-LeCoultre, the renowned Swiss watchmaker, has unveiled three breathtaking timepieces in its Calibre 101 Collection, seamlessly merging horological expertise with high jewellery craftsmanship.
The star of the show is undoubtedly the 101 Secrets, a mesmerising masterpiece adorned with nearly 27 carats of diamonds. This opulent creation introduces a novel twist to the “secret watch” concept, concealing its dial until the wearer discreetly activates the hidden mechanism. It’s a fusion of art and mechanics, where a gentle press reveals the time on a luminous mother-of-pearl dial, only to return to its radiant diamond-encrusted form when released.
Drawing inspiration from the 19th-century tradition of secret watches, these timepieces offer both aesthetic beauty and practicality. The name “101 Secrets” alludes to its dual nature, housing a concealed micro-mechanical wonder alongside its dazzling jewellery facade.
Equally captivating are the reimagined 101 Bangles, presented in pink and white gold variations. Each bangle is adorned with a rich tapestry of diamonds, sapphires, and lacquer dials, a testimony to the Maison’s commitment to luxury craftsmanship.
Behind these horological marvels lies the historic Calibre 101, the world’s smallest mechanical movement, first introduced in 1929. Its minuscule scale presents a challenge that only a select few watchmakers at Jaeger-LeCoultre can master, making each piece unique.
These timepieces represent a harmonious blend of technical prowess and aesthetic beauty, reaffirming Jaeger-LeCoultre’s position as a true innovator in the world of horology and high jewellery.
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