2021 marks the 90th year since the birth of Reverso and to celebrate, Jaeger-LeCoultre is introducing the Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures, a trio of watches that celebrates the work of three great masters from the dawn of Modern Art: Gustave Courbet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Gustav Klimt. Three distinct artisanal skills are brought together in the production of these timepieces: grand feu enamel, miniature painting, and guillochage. Reproduced in miniature on the case back of the Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures, is Klimt’s Portrait of a Lady, Van Gogh’s Sunset at Montmajour, and Courbet’s View of Lake Léman. At one time, all three paintings were believed to be lost to the world and were only rediscovered many years later. Portrait of a Lady was originally lost in 1912 and was rediscovered in 1996. Courbet’s View of Lake Léman was lost for an astounding 70 years, and Sunset at Montmajour by Van Gough was forgotten in an attic for many years.
The color of each dial in the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures is a different shade of misty blue or green, giving a hint as to the colors of the enameled treasures hidden on the reverse side of the watch. Each timepiece features an 8222/2, in-house caliber, with a 42 power reserve, a subtle herringbone guilloché texture on the blue/green enamel dial, the miniature painting finish, with all housed in a 45.6 x 27.4mm white gold case, finished with a black alligator strap. All three watches are limited to only 10 pieces.