To mark its 80th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a new unique interpretation of the Reverso model – the Reverso Zep watch. Part of a larger Reverso watch celebration, this model is a true delight.
The name of this new timepiece by Jaeger-LeCoultre also reveals the collaboration which stands as a basis for this project – the partnership with Zep, the famous Swiss cartoonist of “Titeuf” comic series.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Zep Watch Picture
After a visit to the Jaeger-LeCoultre manufacture, the Swiss artist proposed the idea of personalizing an enamel dial of Reverso with its famous cartoon character. Similar to the engraving, enamelling is a complicated technique, but Jaeger-LeCoultre has perfect handling of it. There are three highly experienced craftsmen specialized on this technique in the company`s workshop.
Zep is the pseudonym of Philippe Chappuis, the Swiss artist who draws and writes “Titeuf”, a very popular comic strip series. Zep designed the original dial and caseback engraving, making this Reverso watch very attractive and funny.
But originality is not over – there is also a catch about this watch. When you turn the small wheel above the crown, a metal curtain whether covers of reveals the dial. This innovative mini metal curtain makes this watch very versatile.
The Titeuf character is rendered stuck in gears and there are floating letters spelling “Reverso”. The dial is completely done in enamel, while the timepiece features a case crafted in 18K rose gold. Ensuring hours and minutes, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Zep watch is complimented with a brown leather strap.
Unfortunately, there will be only one Reverso Zep watch. This unique timepiece will be sold on an auction held in Paris by the Artcurial auction house on November 29, 2011. The raised money will be donated to Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Zep Watch Pictures Gallery