Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Duetto Jewelry

Eminently feminine with its luminous gem-setting and graceful dial, the Reverso One Duetto Jewelry draws inspiration from the earliest ladies’ Reverso models of the 1930s. Its fine, elongated features – magnified by the brilliance of the diamonds – are emblematic of Art Deco.

The Manufacture’s artisan jewellers set the three iconic Reverso gadroons on either side of the dial with rows of brilliant-cut diamonds to bring a unique dazzle to this timepiece. On the front face, the stones set off the gentle shimmer of the Balinese mother-of-pearl dial, with its Arabic numerals that seem drawn by hand. The lines that define each corner of this face subtly emphasise the geometry of the timepiece and its Art Deco spirit.
On the reverse, black opal throws out mysterious glints reflecting myriad shades of blue – from midnight blue, through tinges of green, to indigo. This stone is given dramatic depth by a diamond setting, evocative of celestial rays. A satin strap of midnight blue brings out the ravishing beauty of this face. And to further channel the period feel, the crown has been crafted with very Art Deco geometric facets that create a play of reflections from the rays of the sun.

Technical details
Reverso One Duetto Jewelry
Reference: Q336 34 01
152 diamonds, 1.2 carats

Movement
Manual mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 844, produced, assembled, and decorated by hand
21,600 vibrations per hour
38-hour power reserve
100 parts
18 jewels
3.45 mm in height

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
18-carat white gold
Diamond-set gadroons
36.3 mm x 18mm x 10 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Front: White Bali mother-of-pearl, Arabic numerals. Art Deco corners
Reverse: Set, opal blue
Hands: Dauphine

Strap
Satin with folding clasp in 18-carat white gold

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