The Reverso has, throughout the long term, fit various improving procedures, and has been a particularly helpful material for the creation of lacquer miniatures. These new restricted releases are a homage to the notable Swiss craftsman, Ferdinand Hodler (on the 100th commemoration of his passing, in 1918) who rose from a genuinely hopeless, hardscrabble beginning throughout everyday life – his dad, a woodworker, kicked the bucket alongside two of Hodler’s kin, of tuberculosis, when Hodler was simply eight–to become one of Switzerland’s most regarded specialists. Hodler created an exceptionally wide scope of works, however he’s maybe most popular in his country for his scenes, three of which gave the motivation to the finish small compositions on these Reversos.
The Hodler Reversos are essential for a long ancestry of lacquer enhanced Reverso watches; the reversible case loans itself promptly to etching and plating – one notable model is a Reverso which had a place with General Douglas McArthur, which conveys an engraved monogram loaded up with dark finish. The Hodler Reversos combine two enriching procedures: guilloché etching on the dial (just as additional hand-applied etching on the converse side of the watch) and plating. On the dial side, clear veneer is applied over the etching (the combination of guilloché and lacquer is known as flinqué) and on the opposite, three diverse scene canvases by Hodler have been duplicated in miniature.
The three canvases were completely created in the time frame somewhere in the range of 1904 and 1918, and portray Lake Geneva and Lake Thun (Lake Thun is a few miles south of Bern, with the town of Thun toward one side of the lake and Interlaken at the other). Hodler was captivated by evenness and the two lakes, with the sky reflected in their waters, both showed up in a few of his scene artworks. The nature of the lacquer work in these watches looks very awesome – coordinating the amazingly fragile degrees of shading in Hodler’s unique works in terminated finish is such a thing that burdens an enamelist’s gifts as far as possible and the outcomes are enchanting – and even more so for being duplicated on a surface a small part of the size of the first artwork.
These are restricted versions of an aggregate of 24 watches; they’ll be delivered in three gatherings of eight watches. One will be founded on Hodler’s Lake Thun With Symmetric Reflections Before Sunrise (1904) one on Lake Thun, Symmetric Reflection (1909) and one on his Lake Geneva With Mont Blanc In The Morning Light (1918).
Model: Reverso Métiers Rares Tribute To Ferdinand Hodler
Dimensions: 45.5mm x 27.4mm
Case Material: White gold
Dial: Guilloché with sky blue, green, or light dark clear polish overlay
Strap/Bracelet: Black crocodile strap
Functions: Hours and minutes
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
Evaluating & Availability
Price: On request
Availability: Boutique only
Limited Edition: Eight pieces in every one of three tones (24 pieces total)
See the full assortment of Reverso watches at Jaeger-LeCoultre.com.