La Rose and La Tulipe - Simply Breath-Taking

Sep 23, 2007
La Rose and La Tulipe are two Extraordinary Watches created by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The timepieces reflect the supreme ability of Jaeger-LeCoultre gem-setters to push the limits of what is considered humanly possible.

The real 'dream-makers' have devoted more than 600 hours to setting each timepiece, painting a landscape composed of over 3000 precious stones sparkling like the dew drops. The gem-setters accentuated every curve of the Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, having reproduced every petal one by one.

While creating each detail, gem-setters applied the lost-wax technique, the process invented in Ancient Egypt. The sophisticated technique requires infinite patience, as every part of the flower, every stem and petal, is created with a specific mould. Thousands of delicately shaded precious stones have merged to evoke every detail of the flower with its corolla, petal and stem.

Jaeger-LeCoultre watch named La Rose is a faithful jewelry interpretation of the 'queen of flowers'. The Rose, universally appreciated for its beauty and dark purple color, has become the best possible illustration of the gem-setters' talents.

La Rose is made up of 3100 gems (approx. 75 carats):
  • 1480 pink sapphires (approx. 42.30 carats)
  • 130 rubies (approx. 1.20 carats)
  • 120 diamonds (approx.1.50 carats)
  • 370 tsavorites (the garnet family stones, approx. 30 carats) used for its stems.

The creators of the majestic Jaeger-LeCoultre watch made the gem-set dial finely merge into the composition. The white gold case of the La Rose is rhodium-plated, with its winding-crown smartly hidden beneath the dial. In the heart of the La Rose there beats a mechanical manually-wound movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 846.

The tulip with its wild beauty is the sovereign among flower bulbs. The sensual flower originates from the East, where it conquered the heart of Sultan Suleyman I.
The Jaeger- LeCoultre La Tulipe watch, with its gem-set dial perfectly blending into the fairytale scene, reveals the beauty of 3550 stones (approx. 85 carats):

  • 1920 yellow sapphires (approx. 52 carats)

  • 30 diamonds (approx. 0.35 carats)

  • 1600 tsavorites (approx. 32.50 carats)for the stems.

La Tulipe is housed in a 24K yellow gold case and powered by a mechanical manually-wound movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 846. The breath-taking Jaeger-LeCoultre watch demonstrates the brand's unique expertise in expressing artistry and time measurement precision.

To create the stunning La Rose and La Tulipe watches, Jaeger- LeCoultre has developed innovative gem-setting techniques.

Besides the hand-crafted gem-setting, Jaeger-LeCoultre has invented unique snow-setting and Rock setting techniques. The snow-setting allows the tiniest diamonds nestle against each other to merge with great refinement into watch cases. The Rock-setting finely highlight the radiance of the gems while completely covering the material below. The new techniques have opened a whole new chapter in the Jaeger-LeCoultre history, having given its gem-setters a remarkable chance to achieve an unforeseen level of purity.

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, imbued with passion and grace, have acquired a timeless shape inspired by nature. The remarkable creations are specially designed to adorn the wrists of stars sparkling at the Venice International Film Festival.

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