The iconic Art Deco classic with the double dial from Jaeger-LeCoultre makes an icy comeback with the spectacular Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery.
Since its establishment in 2016, the hallowed rooms of the Atelier des Métiers Rares (or Rare Handcrafts workshop) at the Jaeger-LeCoultre has been a place of the highest concentration. Imagine more than 30 artisans skilled in rare finishing techniques doing what they do best – enamelling, engraving, gem-setting and guilloching.
It is here that the latest iteration of the iconic Reverso was created – the lavish Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery is a testament of the high mastery of gem-setting and watchmaking at Jaeger-LeCoultre. Meaning “fine braid”, the distinctive cordonnet bracelet is an exquisite pairing of gold and diamonds, united with a fully diamond-set double-sided Duetto case.
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.
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.
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