REVERSO SECRET NECKLACE

OVERVIEW

HIGH JEWELLERY MEETS HAUTE HORLOGERIE

The Reverso Secret Necklace transforms the design icon into a graceful and feminine sautoir, or long necklace. It is an exquisite creation that represents a rare and noble marriage of high jewellery, rare handcrafts and fine watchmaking.

IN-HOUSE GEM-SETTING EXPERTISE
DESIGN

TIMELESS DESIGN REIMAGINED AS A JEWEL

The faithful adherence to the codes of Reverso since 1931 has allowed Jaeger-LeCoultre’s designers creative freedom to reinterpret its distinctive swivelling case without sacrificing its identity or integrity. Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre takes this creative legacy to a new level, presenting a new interpretation of the Reverso in the form of a magnificent piece of high jewellery: the Reverso Secret Necklace. 

ONYX PEARLS AND GEM-SET NECKLACE

The cordonnet, the original black textile bracelet, seen on Reverso models of the 1930s has been reimagined as a supple chain of intricate diamond-set links and polished onyx beads, from which a richly gem-set Reverso is suspended. 

ELEGANT ART DECO PATTERNS

Worn with the case back turned to the front, the Reverso Secret Necklace conceals its secret power of time-telling until the wearer chooses to reveal it. Two pendants of polished onyx charms add a refined flourish to this elegant new way of wearing the time.

SWIVELLING TO TELL TIME

When the Reverso Secret Necklace is swivelled to its time-telling side, the dial appears to observers to be upside-down, however, it is set that way so that the wearer can read the time naturally as she lifts the watch to her line of sight, revealing an elegantly decorated dial.

The intricate diamond-set links and polished onyx beads transform the Reverso design into a feminine necklace, while the hidden time-telling watch adds a touch of mystery and character.

— LIONEL FAVRE, HEAD OF DESIGN
CRAFTSMANSHIP

300 HOURS OF GEM-SETTING

Each of the hundreds of tiny links that form the supple chain has been set with diamonds – a particularly demanding process as it requires great skill and dexterity to manipulate such tiny elements. For this timepiece, the gem-setting requires over 300 hours of meticulous work that is one in our Atelier of Metiers Rares.

CALIBRE

A HAUTE HORLOGERIE HEART

Concealed within the case, the movement that powers the Reverso Secret Necklace is testament to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s commitment to mechanical excellence. Developed and produced entirely in house and comprising 93 parts, the manually wound Calibre 846 was created specifically for the Reverso and, in keeping with the Manufacture’s philosophy of product integrity, is shaped to follow the contours of the rectangular case.

HERITAGE

STRONG FEMININE SPIRIT

Thanks to the pioneering spirit of our founder, LeCoultre & Cie recognised the tremendous aesthetic and technical potential of timepieces for women that could also be worn as jewels and accessories. 

HERITAGE 101 FEUILLE FROM 1959
COLLECTION

CREATING STORIES SINCE 1931

Being the perfect canvas for artistic expression, personalisation has been at the core of Reverso since its creation. With 180 skills under one roof, the Atelier de Metiers Rares of Jaeger-LeCoultre is the perfect place to bring personalisation to life. From engraving to enamelling, the back of the Reverso offers endless possibilities for a made to order creation among different combinations of dial motifs and colours. Swivelling its case allows one to unfold its own story.

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