Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel ‘Dragon’ | Made-to-Order Homage to the Zodiac Dragon
Jaeger-LeCoultre just revealed the newest star in its horological artistry constellation with its latest masterpiece, the Reverso Tribute Enamel ‘Dragon.’ Paying homage to the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon, this exceptional timepiece marries the iconic swiveling case design with meticulous craftsmanship, showcasing the skills of master enamellers and engravers from the Métiers Rares atelier.
In the grand tradition of the Maison, the Reverso Tribute Enamel ‘Dragon’ continues the legacy of the Reverso Chinese Zodiac series, which started in 2022 with the Reverso Tribute Enamel ‘Tiger’. With its captivating design, meticulous craftsmanship, and exclusive nature, this timepiece is more than a watch; it is a work of art.
The Reverso Tribute Enamel ‘Dragon’ is a visual symphony with a majestic dragon engraved into pink gold against a glossy black Grand Feu enamel background. The modeled engraving technique, requiring 80 hours of precision work, brings the dragon to life, complete with polished and sandblasted textures. The dial mirrors this opulence, boasting a deep black enamel achieved through a meticulous process of layering, firing, cooling, and polishing over 24 working hours. It also features water resistance up to 30 meters and comes with a black alligator strap.
Powering this horological art piece is the in-house Caliber 822, a manually wound movement embodying Jaeger-LeCoultre’s commitment to technical excellence. This rectangular movement fits seamlessly into the Art Deco-inspired rose gold case, has hours and minutes functions, and a power reserve of 42 hours.
The Reverso Tribute Enamel ‘Dragon’ carries a price tag of $107,000 and stands as a testament to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s mastery of artistic craftsmanship and technical watchmaking. Released as a made-to-order piece for the Chinese Zodiac Year, it symbolizes a harmonious blend of culture, creativity, and technical expertise. For those seeking to adorn their wrists with this exclusive timepiece, inquiries can be made on the Jaeger-LeCoultre website.