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Jaeger-LeCoultre - A lady, Lake Geneva and a sunset

Jaeger-LeCoultre A lady, Lake Geneva and a sunset

Focus on the Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures, Klimt

Ninety years after its first model, the Reverso remains as inspirational as ever. For this anniversary, the brand’s current CEO, Catherine Rénier, explains that she chose the works of three artists to create a commemorative Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures trilogy. Reproduced in Grand Feu enamel on the caseback, their paintings “represent three markers of a major watershed in the Western artistic tradition, from the 19th century Realism of Courbet to Van Gogh’s Post-Impressionism, to the expressive and experimental spirit of Klimt and the Vienna Secession” – but they are also the subject of fascinating stories. Indeed, these three paintings remained hidden or forgotten for decades before fate saved them from extinction. The Manufacture, with its 180 skills, therefore entrusted its enameling and guillochage specialists with the task of creating 10 necessarily one-of-a-kind timepieces depicting each work. A one millimeter-deep “basin” was cut into the case to accommodate the miniature enamel reproductions, which are incredibly faithful to the paintings of the great masters. Jaeger-LeCoultre is organizing a major exhibition in Paris and New York that will run through till Christmas, celebrating 90 years of the Reverso saga.

Une dame, le Léman et  un coucher de soleil

Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures, Klimt © Jaeger-LeCoultre

Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures, Klimt

Case: white gold, reversible, Portrait of a Lady by Klimt in Grand Feu enamel, sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 30m
Size: 45.6 x 27.4mm
Movement: manual winding (Caliber JLC 822/2, 42h power reserve)
Functions: hours, minutes
Dial: barleygrain guilloché pattern and green Grand Feu enamel
Strap: black alligator leather, folding clasp
Limited Series: 10 timepieces

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