MO­MEN­TOUS MILE­STONE

JAEGER-LECOULTRE

Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time - - Reviews -

Ever since its in­cep­tion 85 years ago, the Rev­erso col­lec­tion by Jaeger-lecoultre has lent it­self well as a can­vas for cus­tomised art­works. Upon its case back, col­lec­tors would re­quest for all man­ners of art, from self-por­traits to scenes of na­ture. To­day, as the brand cel­e­brates yet an­other mile­stone in this col­lec­tion’s his­tory, it pays trib­ute to its roots of cus­tomi­sa­tion with the newly es­tab­lished Ate­lier Rev­erso.

Un­der this ban­ner, col­lec­tors will be able to cus­tomise their one-of-a-kind Rev­erso. As is the tra­di­tion, the case back can be en­graved to con­vey any mes­sage the wearer wants. More­over, for the first time, you can even choose the mo­tif on the dial from a range of avail­able op­tions; from a hard stone to an ivy mo­tif, from fully be­jew­elled to gem-set mark­ers, the choice is yours. In or­der to com­plete this pic­ture, you will also need a strap that con­veys the same mes­sage as the rest of your time­piece.

Jaeger-lecoultre has worked with shoe mae­stro Chris­tian Louboutin on a range of leather straps. Get your kick with a metal­lic, gra­di­ent leather strap or one that em­u­lates the patent PVC shoes within the De­bout col­lec­tion. This ser­vice is only avail­able on the Duo or Duetto mod­els.

The crown­ing glory of this year’s launches is the Trib­ute Gy­ro­tour­bil­lon, the lat­est ad­di­tion to the watch­maker’s high­est ech­e­lon of horology, its Hy­bris Me­chan­ica port­fo­lio. Con­ceived in 2004, the Gy­ro­tour­bil­lon mech­a­nism is a feat of com­plex en­gi­neer­ing, as it fea­tures a two-axis tour­bil­lon in a spher­i­cal-shaped cage. The two car­riages ro­tate at dif­fer­ent speeds: the ex­ter­nal one in one minute, and the in­ter­nal car­riage in 12.6sec, mak­ing a per­for­mance of un­par­al­leled grace and beauty. While the func­tion has ap­peared within the Rev­erso col­lec­tion be­fore, this Trib­ute Gy­ro­tour­bil­lon fur­ther demon­strates the watch­maker’s tech­ni­cal prow­ess by shav­ing 30 per cent off the move­ment’s girth. This plat­inum watch is limited to 75 pieces.

From top: Jaeger-lecoultre Rev­erso Trib­ute Gy­ro­tour­bil­lon; Rev­erso Clas­sic Small Duetto

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