Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso one Cordonnet: sparkling elegance

When Jaeger-LeCoultre revealed the Reverso in 1931, the feminine appeal of its elegant Art Deco lines became immediately apparent and new versions of the design were soon created, especially for women. Over the decades since then, Jaeger-LeCoultre has continued to explore the Reverso’s feminine side, uniting the codes of fine watchmaking with the decorative crafts.

unique watchmaking

The Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery - © Jaeger-LeCoultre

As a canvas for artistic expression, the double-sided case of the Reverso is unique in watchmaking, providing an opportunity for the artisans of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atelier des Métiers Rares® to unleash their skills in the decorative arts. For the Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery, La Grande Maison unites the talents of its gem-setters with its mastery of watchmaking complications, bringing a new and exuberantly feminine expression of glamour to the Reverso collection.

One Cordonnet

The Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery - © Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre featured the cordonnet bracelet (the word means ‘fine braid’) on several women’s watches during the 1930s. This simple black cord – the ‘little black dress’ of watch bracelets – epitomised the refined elegance of the Art Deco period. For the 2021 edition, the Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery reinterprets this exquisite pairing in radiant style, transforming the simple cord bracelet into a supple braid of gold and diamonds and uniting it with a fully diamond-set Duetto case.

Double-sided Duetto

The Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery - © Jaeger-LeCoultre

Designed especially for women, the double-sided Duetto offers two dials, each with a different expression of the time. The manually-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 844 features the ability to turn the hands simultaneously in opposite directions on each dial. 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.

7.84 carats of diamonds

The Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery - © Jaeger-LeCoultre

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. The entire case and bracelet attachment are fully set with diamonds, while the winding crown is adorned with a reverse-set diamond. The watch features 1,104 diamonds adding up to in total 7.84 carats. Conceived as an ode to 21st-Century femininity, the new Reverso One Cordonnet is a true homage to the elegance of women.
Juillet 2021
By Marjolaine LOVES