Every creation cannot be separated from human skill. Without these clever hands, what passion can we talk about? Only these clever hands know how to combine intuition and skill, consciousness and dreams. Only this pair of hands can control technical and aesthetic details and turn objects into unique masterpieces.
Since 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has dedicated himself to pursuing the charm of details. Craftsmen and watchmakers have combined centuries-old traditional craftsmanship with top scientific and technological achievements to create exquisite watches.
For the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory, which is located in Rugu Valley, the most precious watchmaking skills and the oldest decorative craftsmanship are no longer a secret and unique skill. Whether it’s enamel painting, carving, gem setting, or other top skills, Jaeger-LeCoultre is at your fingertips and uses it in watches and art creations.
Superb craftsmanship for the iconic Reverso watch
The Reverso watch is unique and truly amazing. Instead of overshadowing over time, it has become a trend-setting fashion. Today, wearing a new Reverso watch on the wrist has become a distinguished and unique symbol. It condenses the history of watchmaking and is the crystallization of perfect craftsmanship and aesthetic design.
Launched in 2012, the Reverso collection includes three models that make tasting time a pleasure.
The Grande Reverso Blue Enamel large blue enamel dial flip watch transforms the delicate guilloché case back into a stage where the enamel painting technique is performed, allowing the watch owner to carve a personalized decorative pattern on the case back. The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin SQ watch reveals the precision beauty of hand-cut, chiseled and engraved mechanical parts. The Grande Reverso Calendar has created new complications for this series of watches, as well as guilloché patterns made using traditional techniques.
Grande Reverso Blue Enamel
Blue, endless blue. The deep blue enamel dial is memorable at first sight. Its timeless and pure dial is in the same vein as this legendary series.
Made from the purest ancient enamel craftsmanship from ancient times, the enamel-painted white gold dial was baked 20 times in a furnace fire at a temperature of nearly 800 degrees Celsius to show the star-like electro-optic blue. The translucent enamel on the surface gives it an unparalleled sheen and lasts forever. The hand-guilloche pattern adds artistic charm to the dial. The embossed decoration, elegantly tiled in the center of the dial, outlines the pattern of clouds in the sky.
Platinum digital hour markers contrast sharply with elegant stick hands. The Jaeger-LeCoultre 822 manual-winding mechanical movement gives rhythm to the hands. This movement is entirely handmade, assembled and decorated by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Its vibration frequency is up to 21,600 times per hour and it has a 45-hour power reserve. The exquisite white gold polished case with satin-polished exterior frame brings out the details in a refined and understated manner. The Grande Reverso Blue Enamel has a limited edition of 50 pieces. It still maintains the unique tradition of the back dial that can be personalized and engraved.
Grande Reverso Ultra Thin SQ
Grande Reverso Ultra Thin SQ is a large ultra-thin skeleton reversing watch. It is equipped with a skeletonized stainless steel timepiece, showing a carefully crafted double-sided dial. Grande Reverso Ultra Thin SQ is a large-scale ultra-thin hollow-out flip watch, using the ancient hollow-out process, reflecting the superb skills and artistic accomplishments that only a few watchmakers have.
The mechanical movement is completely hollowed out and decorated by hand, so that the complex and beautiful mechanical structure is perfectly presented in front of the eyes. The craftsman uses small carving knives to hollow out the material to reveal as much as possible the internal structure. The biggest challenge is how to ensure perfect reliability. All the inner walls are then hand-brushed, chamfered, polished, chiseled and engraved. The screws are blued and the edges are trimmed, while the jewel bearings show the noble status of this advanced mechanical movement. The Jaeger-LeCoultre 849RSQ manual-winding movement is legendary for its outstanding quality-with unparalleled reliability and accuracy, measuring just 1.85 mm thick, it has 128 parts and a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. Its extremely delicate mechanical structure is based on extremely precise machining. The hollow design makes it more complex and precise, which is truly the pinnacle of its name.
In order to highlight the elaborate gold and silver craftsmanship, the platinum dial is decorated with exquisite Arabic-style engraving patterns, and the front is translucent light blue enamel, which complements the traditional charm of blued hands. The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin SQ is limited to 50 pieces, reviving its iconic Art Deco style and the exquisite beauty created by the precious craftsmanship passed down through the centuries.
Grande Reverso Calendar
This watch has a silver dial with a stainless steel or rose gold case. The traditional details of the decoration highlight the distinctive geometric appearance of this series of watches, like a classic and subtle stage, demonstrating superb complex functions.
The watch displays the day of the week and month through the discs in two windows at 12 o’clock, and the date and moon phases at 6 o’clock. The well-arranged time display and the central hour and minute display using the purest traditional watchmaking technology make reading time more convenient and clear. The vertical satin-polished dial details are adorned with hand-guilloche patterns, reminiscent of elegant classic pocket watches.
Through the case back, the exquisite components of the Jaeger-LeCoultre 843 manual-winding mechanical movement are visible at a glance. Its structural design aims to highlight the precision and orderly characteristics, which coincides with the artistic era when this series of watches was born. The vertical Geneva wave highlights the intricacies of its geometric patterns, reminding people that even when time is complemented by the most beautiful decorative style, it is still rational and regular.
Jaeger-LeCoultre upholds nearly 180 years of watchmaking craftsmanship, using diamond diamond files, brushes, polishers, and guilloché-engraving lathes to create elegant digital timescales. Among the more than 40 arts and crafts that make Jaeger-LeCoultre proud of itself, carvings, enamel paintings, cutouts and guilloche ornaments all shined at the 2012 Geneva International Fine Watch Fair. These precious craftsmanship resides in time without losing its essence of humanistic value. The new Reverso watch is the embodiment of perfect creativity, showing the extraordinary skills and talents of the master craftsmen of Jaeger-LeCoultre in their own way.