When it comes to hand-engraved works of art, nobody does it better than Jaeger-LeCoultre. Known for being the master of enamelling, Jaeger-LeCoultre has time and time again proven its worth when it comes to displaying famous artworks on its timepieces, especially on its ever-growing Reverso collection.
The latest additions to the Rare Handcrafts “Métiers Rares” are three new faces for the Reverso series, each paying homage to the great artist, Alfons Mucha. This latest collection from Jaeger-LeCoultre draws inspiration from Mucha’s “The Seasons” 1986 emblematic series of decorative panels to three different watch faces. What makes these watches all the more enticing is its exclusivity — each watch is limited to only eight pieces.
Each watch comes with a unique enamel, featuring a different artwork from Mucha. These dials on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso have been worked in guilloché to complement the caseback. There are only two dials at work here, either in yellow or white gold. This is backed up with a black leather strap for the white gold dial and a brown strap for the yellow dial.
The “Summer” piece of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso carries a white gold case with the Grand Feu enamel alongside a guilloché dial. When reversed, it showcases the Grand Feu miniature enamel and hand engraving. Its “Spring” and “Autumn” watches follow in similar steps; the only real difference is the change from white gold to yellow gold on the case accompanied by a brown leather strap.
All three enamels featured on the caseback depict fair-haired women in a translucent white dress with flowers all around. This denotes the many different flowers that will bloom during its particular time. While its dials are nothing much to shout about, it is what’s at the back of the case that matters for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Alfons Mucha.