Introducing the Jaeger-leCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931. Jaeger-leCoultre’s Reverso watch has an interesting story. In the early 1930s, polo players because of the nature of the game, wore a watch that had a unique reversible feature. The face of the watch could be turn over or reversed inwards to protect the face of the watch from breaking during a match. Today though the Jaeger-leCoultre’s Reverso is not only worn by polo players but is sought after by watch connoisseurs for that unique reversible feature. Nowdays after 80 years since its invention, the Reverso has actually been designed and re-designed to feature unusual sizes, new horological complications, and aesthetic codes.
The latest version from this model is the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931, a tribute to the original version but with a touch of today’s modern elements. What stands out with the new model is its chocolate-toned dial and the pink gold of its case, a representation of the Art Deco movement. The hours are shown by baton-shaped hour-markers while the hour and minute hands feature a dagger-type profile. The ultra-thin case at 7.3mm incorporates its complex mechanism. And for pure elegance, its brown alligator leather strap with pink gold pink buckle is a collaboration between Jaegar-LeCoultre and Casa Fagliano, the fine leather house in Buenos Aires known for its polo boots and leatherwork.
The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 will be showcased during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2014.
Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)
20th to 24th January 2014
Geneva Palexpo, Geneva