Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Reine and 101 Feuille
The 2018 Venice International Film Festival—an exclusive event where the most esteemed artists are celebrated for achievement in film. The ideal locale in which to showcase Jaeger-LeCoultre’s two latest models from their Joaillerie 101 collection—another chapter in the brand’s historical fusion of fine jewellery with expert watchmaking. Available today in a feminine pink gold—the Joaillerie 101 Reine and Joaillerie 101 Feuille.
The tale begins in 1929 with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s mastery of the smallest mechanical movement in the world, entirely made and manufactured at the Grande Maison of the Vallée de Joux. The Maison’s decades of expertise lie beneath the pink gold and diamond exterior. With women in mind, this miniaturization became a key component in creating refined, attractive pieces with precise mechanical operations—and resulted in the striking Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 101. At almost one hundred years old, it still houses the smallest mechanical movement in the world with every bit of innovation contained in a volume of 0.2 cm3 and measuring 14 mm x 4.8 mm and a thickness of 3.4 mm with each element custom manufactured and adjusted. Coming in at barely a gramme, this micromechanical masterpiece contains 98 components crafted by only the most supremely skilled watchmakers with the rare ability to assemble machinations so minute.
In a reflection of the glamour associated with the Venice International Film Festival, the Joaillerie 101 Reine and Joaillerie 101 Feuille are both adorned with 110 pavé diamonds, and offset brilliantly by a silvered opaline dial and two understated Dauphine hands.
The parallels between Jaeger-LeCoultre the world of film cannot be denied; both are renown for daring creativity and respect for tradition. This connection, and the beautiful backdrop of Venice lent a particularly special air to the release of these spectacular limited editions.
Please contact Raffi Jewellers or visit the Yorkdale location for further information on these polished pieces.