It’s film festival season! After a summer of spotting casual, sporty timepieces, we welcome the return to glamour—and the opportunity to discover some seriously dazzling styles on the red carpet.
Take, for example, the brilliant Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Cordonnet Duetto that was spotted on the wrist of up-and-coming actress Sarah Gadon at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. Those in the know praise Gadon for her old-school Hollywood presence and modern acting range, which makes this Art Deco timepiece with its back-to-back dials a perfect fit.
Gadon has co-starred with Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis and Jake Gyllenhaal in Enemy and will next be seen in director David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars. Clearly she has excellent taste in her collaborators and her timepieces.
This dynamic dress watch is the perfect marriage of haute joaillerie and haute horology. On the outside, the styling of the white gold case and cord-style band is based on a JLC design from 1936. Both were adapted to hug the curve of the wrist comfortably while also allowing the watch to be set with over 1,250 diamonds. As sparkly as this all sounds, the real revelation of the Cordonnet Duetto are the dual dials, one featuring a striking lapis lazuli square dial and a softer, rounded, diamond-framed mother-of-pearl dial on the reverse.
Of course the ingenious design is backed by the most elegant of Jaeger-LeCoultre watch making traditions, specifically a mechanical Calibre 844 finished with Côtes de Genève engraving. It’s beautiful and clever—just like Gadon.