An 18-Karat Gold Watch Celebrates the Fabulous Roaring Twenties
Art Deco, the style that set the world ablaze in the 1920s, was created to subvert the traditional notions of elegance. It championed the clean and simple, manifesting in straight lines, geometric shapes, and modern forms and materials (Bakelite, anyone?). In women’s clothing, looser shapes, lots of fabrics, and non-existent waistlines, complemented by
Because of this movement, the style that debuted at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris in 1925 has remained popular over 90 years later. We still see it in furniture and architecture, but also in many popular precious objects, such as the Reverso designed by watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre.
One could argue that the timepiece with two faces, a design element that was created to protect the watch dials of polo players, is most faithful to the Art Deco style because of its genius switcheroo trick, as well as its singular form: a sliver of a rectangle framed by three fluted lines, known as gadroons, on the top and bottom of the watch case. The Reverso One Duetto
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Duetto features a distinct lozenge pattern on its 18-karat pink gold bracelet strap.
The Reverso One Duetto is an exquisite piece that can be worn during the day with a pair of
This story was originally published in the April 2018 issue of Town&Country Philippines.