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Jaeger-Lecoultre presents the Reverso Tribute minute repeater

Jaeger Lecoultre presents the Reverso tribute minute repeater

Ninety years after the birth of the Reverso, and 150 years after creating its first minute repeater, Jaeger-LeCoultre presents the Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater. Offered in a limited edition of 10 pieces, this exquisite new timepiece unites two of the key themes that have defined La Grande Maison for much of its history: an exceptional expertise in chiming watches and the timeless story of the Reverso.

With its distinctive Art Deco lines and swivelling case, the Reverso is one of the world’s most recognisable wristwatches. Its story embodies Jaeger-LeCoultre’s eternal pursuit of beauty and aesthetic refinement, expanding the Reverso’s stylistic realm by harnessing the full potential of its unique design. Allied to this is the Manufacture’s endlessly inventive quest for technical advancement – from the revolutionary idea of a case that could be flipped over, and the ingenious mechanism that made it possible, to the development of complications specific to the Reverso.

 

A distinguished legacy in chiming watches

In the 1990s, amid the rebirth of mechanical watchmaking that followed the quartz crisis, the Reverso – with its distinctive rectangular case – became the vehicle through which the Manufacture would redevelop its expertise in high complications. Having mastered the added challenge that rectangular movements dictate an entirely different architecture from that of traditional round movements – a particularly demanding challenge for chiming mechanisms – Jaeger-LeCoultre presented the Reverso Répétition Minutes in 1994. It was the first time the Maison had miniaturised a minute repeater for a wristwatch and was the world’s first rectangular minute repeater movement.

In fact, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s mastery of chiming mechanisms dates back to the very foundation of the Manufacture in 1833, and its deep expertise is today confirmed by an archive of more than 200 chiming calibres. Since that first Reverso minute repeater of the 1990s, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s engineers and designers have redefined the benchmark for acoustic quality, harnessing new technology in service of this noble tradition.

A new expression for the Minute Repeater

Embodying technical advances such as Jaeger-LeCoultre’s patented trebuchet hammers, silent regulator and a new generation of gongs, the Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater is powered by a revised version of Calibre 944 – a movement entirely conceived, designed and produced within the Manufacture. The new timepiece is distinguished by dials on both the front and reverse sides, bringing a fresh visual expression to the timeless Reverso design, as well as to the minute repeater mechanism itself. While the dials both display the same time, they are very different in character – one exuberant, the other more sober. Both are a testament to the beauty of fine movement decoration and the exceptional level of craftsmanship that resides within the Manufacture.

The front dial is entirely skeletonised, revealing the full complexity of the minute repeater mechanism and presenting a mesmerising display of moving parts when the minute repeater is activated. Beneath a large bow-shaped bridge that sweeps from 11 o’clock to 7 o’clock, the components appear almost to be floating in three dimensions, the sense of visual depth and transparency enhanced by faceted indexes that are cantilevered from the chemin de fer minutes track. With a gleaming golden finish, the bridge, hour markers, gongs and several other components perfectly match the colour of the rose-gold watch case.

While the exuberance of the front dial contrasts with the rectilinear geometry of the Reverso case, the relative sobriety of the reverse dial echoes and amplifies those straight lines. Vertical Côtes de Genève stripes extend over the entire height of the main plate, which also serves as the dial. Showcasing the timekeeping mechanism, with subtle colour accents provided by blued screws and golden hands and hour markers, the cool silver tone of the metal provides an elegant counterpoint to the warm rose gold of the case.

Set into the side of the watch case, the slider that activates the chimes has been specially designed for the new Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater to be as slim as possible, without sacrificing ergonomics. Visually complementing the Art Deco lines of the case, the effect is one of great refinement.

In showcasing both technical complexity and the aesthetic crafts, the Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater underlines the eternal modernity of the Reverso design, marrying the technical prowess of the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre to its eternal quest for new forms of visual expression.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

REVERSO TRIBUTE MINUTE REPEATER

Case material: Pink Gold

Case dimensions: 51.1 x 31 mm

Case thickness: 11.41 mm

Movement: Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 944, manually wound

Functions: Hours and Minutes on two dials, minute repeater

Power reserve: 35 hours

Water resistance: 30 m

Strap: Brown alligator

Limited edition of 10 pieces

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BOLLINGER R.D. 2007 Champagne

BOLLINGER R.D. 2007

BOLLINGER R.D. 2007

Bollinger R.D.

2007 vintage, bold and vibrant

An old vintage, disgorged shortly before its release, with a very low dosage – the R.D. cuvée embodies the audacity of Madame Bollinger, a wine ahead of its time.

 

Discover how Bollinger R.D. 2007 looks back to its roots. A truly authentic vintage for a legendary cuvée.

 

A great idea for a great tasting experience

In the 1960s, while unusually shaped bottles of champagne were developed, the Bollinger House decided to stand out by its signature taste. Although old vintages were not fashionable at that period, Madame Bollinger offered a completely original tasting experience – she decided to launch an old vintage, recently disgorged and dosed as an Extra Brut. She thus claims her vision – absolute prestige of the Bollinger House lies within the wine itself, the taste and the expertise.

In 1967, the 1952 vintage is released, the first which will bear the name of the cuvée for the very first time, Bollinger R.D. (Recently Disgorged). Its label is the first one in history to specify a disgorgement date.

It is a revolution that will have a lasting impact on the Bollinger style. A unique wine, a vintage aged for a long time on lees, that is afterwards disgorged by hand. This precise moment creates an aromatic explosion of the aged wine. The result is powerful, rare, and precious – the contrast between a wonderful freshness on the palate, underscored by the Extra Brut dosage, and the aromatic intensity of the finest vintages. A truly great idea that gives rise today to Bollinger. R.D. 2007.

Bollinger R.D. 2007 – a tribute to its origins

The 2007 vintage goes back to the roots of R.D. and to its historical label. The label has been redesigned in its original material and with the lettering in the mythical 1952 font. The disgorgement date appears once again.

Bollinger R.D. – mastery of time and rarity

The harmony of different temporalities makes R.D. an exceptional champagne, that perpetuates the House expertise. Time for patience and for waiting as long as it takes, for the time to develop its aromas on contact with its lees. Time for one moment – the disgorgement – its perfect mastery is the key to the R.D. cuvée.

Finally, rarity is required for an unrivalled quality. Rarity of the selected vintages – few reach the desired standard for R.D. Rarity of volume – for each vintage, there is a limited number of bottles, each one riddle and disgorged by hand. Each of these vintages is a unique expression of the R.D. cuvée.

The Bollinger R.D. Experience

Vibrance characterises the new R.D. vintage. The 2007 harvest, one of the earliest for a century in Champagne produced grapes of an exceptional quality. The contrast between the intensity of the spicy aromas, the notes of fruit, brioche and honey, and the wine’s freshness makes for a rare tasting experience of this vibrant cuvée.

Join the Bolly Family during the following weeks on social media, to explore this new edition, through its history, pairings and encounters. Welcome to the Bollinger R.D. 2007 Experience.

Tasting notes

To the eye: Intense shimmers of gold.

To the nose: Complex on the nose with aromas of honey and brioche. This is followed by a host of spices (ginger, cumin, caraway and more), before evolving into notes of Mirabelle plum, dried apricot and fresh hazelnut.

On the palate: A lively and clean opening that reveals notes of white plum, walnut and aniseed. Its freshness is beautiful and its tension incredible.

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On the eve of the Reverso’s 90th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre unveils a special Tribute edition in burgundy red

On the eve of the Reverso’s 90th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre unveils a special Tribute edition in burgundy red

As the Reverso approaches its 90th anniversary in 2021, Jaeger-LeCoultre reinterprets one of its most admired models. Issued in a limited edition, with a burgundy-red dial and pink gold case, the Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano pays tribute to a design of rare longevity.

Created in 1931, at the height of Art Deco period, the Reverso was developed to meet the demands of the newly fashionable ‘sporting gentleman’ – specifically, the polo player. A masterful integration of form and function, with its clean lines and flip-over case, it has become one of the world’s most recognisable watches – an icon, in the true sense of the word.

Soon after its introduction, as the Reverso was adopted by tastemakers from all walks of life, new variations appeared. Even before the Reverso’s first anniversary, coloured dials were introduced, creating a vivid contrast with the case metal and adding a note of exuberance to its streamlined symmetry. This new limited edition recalls that early use of colour, to further enrich the Reverso story.

Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano

Marrying the dual-time zone complication of the Duoface with the purified aesthetic of the Tribute collection, the new timepiece is complemented by an original strap, specially designed and hand-crafted by Casa Fagliano, the world-famous Argentinian maker of polo boots.

Originally developed in 1994, the Duoface offers two contrasting dials, each displaying a different time zone, thanks to the hand-wound Calibre 854A/2. To maintain the perfect integrity of the case design, the second time zone is adjusted by a small slider set into the top case-band and completely invisible except when the case is released from the carriage to be flipped over. A deeply etched sunray pattern on the inner surface of the carriage adds to the visual enjoyment of turning the watch over.

On the front dial, in keeping with the original Reverso design, the hours are marked by straight indexes, doubled at 12. Their faceted shape adds visual depth to the rich burgundy-red of the lacquered surface and echoes the form of the Dauphine hands. The circular track of the small seconds display at six o’clock provides a counterpoint to the linear geometry of the dial and case.

The design of the reverse dial plays on the tension between circles and straight lines, anchored by contrasting decorative finishes. The stippled texture of Clous de Paris guillochage contrasts with the gleaming opaline finish of the central time display and the smaller circle that displays the day-night indication.

Both dial treatments are balanced by the warm tones of the pink gold case which, in turn, is complemented by the two-tone strap. Inspired by the canvas-and-leather boots that it makes for summer polo, Casa Fagliano combined cordovan leather and canvas for the new strap – as always, cutting and stitching every piece by hand.

The Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano is a limited edition of 190 pieces, boutique exclusivity.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

REVERSO TRIBUTE DUOFACE FAGLIANO

Dimensions: 47 x 28.3mm x 10.3mm

Calibre: Manually wound mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 854A/2; 21,600 vibrations per hour

Functions: Front: Hours, minutes, small seconds. Reverse: Second time zone, 24-hour day/night indicator

Power reserve: 42-hour

Case: 18-carat pink gold

Dial: Front: Burgundy-red lacquer, applied golden hour markers, Dauphine hands. Reverse: Silvered grey and velvety Clous de Paris guillochage, applied golden hour markers, Dauphine hands

Strap: Bi-material cordovan leather and canvas, designed and hand-crafted by Casa Fagliano, pin buckle in 18-carat pink gold

Water resistance: 3 bar

Reference: Q398256J

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Tribute to the successful R8 LMS: the Audi R8 green hell

The Audi R8 LMS has notched up five overall victories since 2012 in the 24 Hours on the Nürburgring – the “Green Hell” –, which is regarded as one of the world’s toughest and most popular endurance races. As a tribute to the great success story, Audi Sport GmbH is presenting a limited special edition of the road sports car at this year’s race on the Nürburgring – the R8 green hell2.

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TRIBUTE, el desfile homenaje a ANDRES SARDA

TRIBUTE el desfile homenaje a ANDRES SARDA

ANDRES SARDA ha presentado hoy TRIBUTE, un homenaje a su creador, que revolucionó la moda íntima dotándola de sofisticación, elegancia y sensualidad nunca vista que hasta entonces solo se había visto en París.

TRIBUTE, el desfile homenaje a ANDRES SARDA

El desfile hace un repaso por la historia de la firma desde sus inicios en los años 60 hasta la actualidad. Cada década se revisita mezclando propuestas actuales con piezas icónicas y de archivo.

El show comienza recordando los orígenes de la firma, marcados por la emblemática mantilla que visitó la misma Jacqueline Kennedy en los años 60 y el salto a la ropa interior, con varios modelos que lucen la tradicional pieza y van desnudándose poco a poco hasta desvelar algunos sensuales conjuntos de moda íntima de la nueva colección.

En los 70 el legendario fotógrafo británico David Hamilton se convirtió en el fotógrafo oficial de Andrés Sardà. Su huella estética toma el protagonismo a través de tules, tejidos fluidos, atmósferas sutiles y tonos empolvados.

Una selección de modelos icónicos de las décadas de los 80 y 90 se sube de nuevo a la pasarela para reivindicar elementos muy especiales que, en su día, fueron pioneras, cuando se usaron por primera vez materiales como el plástico, tejidos en cota de malla metálica, encajes con sedas y la innovadora lycra.

Una mirada hacia el futuro cierra el desfile con distintos looks de noche, vestidos que evolucionan a partir de algunas de las piezas de lencería más sofisticadas elaboradas en lujosos seda y encaje. Grandes volúmenes y aperturas destacan sobre modelos muy especiales como bodies en tul flocado enriquecido con detalles de terciopelo o el sujetador triangular, una de las prendas estrella de esta temporada.

La firma ha contado con la participación especial de algunas de las top models españolas más célebres: Judith Mascó, Vanesa Lorenzo, Martina Klein y Verónica Blume, que iniciaron su larga trayectoria de la mano de Andrés Sardà y que hoy no han querido perderse la oportunidad de rendirle homenaje, vistiendo unos espectaculares looks