Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Flowers Watch Q3293420
As a canvas for artistic expression, the double-sided case of the Reverso is unique in watchmaking - an opportunity for the artisans of Jaeger-LeCoultre's workshop to unleash their skills in the art of decoration. Inspired by the jewels worn in the 1920s, Jaeger-LeCoultre's artistic team has created the Reverso One Precious Flowers watch to celebrate the poetry of flowers.
White Lilies - symbolising purity, devotion and honour in the language of flowers - 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. 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.
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 silver 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.
White gold case
Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 846 - manually wound with 38-hour power reserve
Hours and minutes function
Engraved flowers and enamelled leaves on mother-of-pearl, 335 diamonds for 2.44 ct
Shiny blue alligator strap
Limited edition of 10 pieces