The Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s significant model , has a solid connection with Britain. The creation itself of the Reverso discovers it roots in UK, as this watch was made by Polo players that wanted to secure the dial and the glass of their watches. How is it possible that it would be more British than that? To praise the launch of its new flagship boutique in London, Jaeger-LeCoultre is going to present a special edition of the Reverso that the two honors Britain and, due to its tone, to the game that motivated its creation. Here is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 London Special Edition with green dial.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso was made in 1931 after a solicitation by various Polo players that wanted a watch adequately strong to endure the severity of their game with class to coordinate – a solicitation sent straightforwardly to Jacques-David LeCoultre. The French designer responsible for the advancement of this new watch designed a reversible case able to secure the delicate dial and glass of the watch (rather than the protective flame broil on the highest point of the dial that we can discover on some WW1 military watches). On March 4, 1931, LeCoultre licensed the idea of a watch that can slide out of its casing and pivot completely, by utilizing furrows, pins and a locking mechanism.
Since at that point, thousands editions of the Reverso were dispatched: various shapes (counting the energetic Squadra, some ladylike forms plus many Ultra-Slim editions), a wide range of complications (from basic quartz editions to amazingly complicated Tourbillons or Minute Repeaters) and many, numerous tones. In any case, on the off chance that you need our forthcoming assessment, the most straightforward is a Reverso, the more appealing it is. That’s the primary motivation behind why we, at Monochrome-Watches, have something special for the Grande Reverso 1931 Ultra-Slim, an outwardly basic and unadulterated edition that honors the early models, with a thin profile, a physically wound development and a smooth dial. This watch exists in several editions: in dark , in gold with a white dial , in gold with a magnificent chocolate dial and a dazzling cordovan tie yet in addition in more unique editions like this red dial one or the as of late introduced Seconde Centrale . Presently, it comes in a restricted edition of 26 pieces to praise the kickoff of the new London Flagship Boutique (13, Old Bond Street, London).
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 Special Edition London depends on precisely the same mechanical base as different editions of the Ultra-Thin 1931 and just separates by visual adjustments. The primary one is obviously this ‘very British’ dark green lacquered dial. The rest stays same, concerning the 46.8mm x 27.4mm hardened steel case, with a somewhat thin profile of 7.27mm (that incorporate the flipping case, the flipping instrument and the case back) and for the dial that keeps a similar short blade hands, the thin applied markers and metallic moment track.
The other exceptional element of this Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 Special Edition London is the landscape engraved on the concealed side of the focal case. The strong case back highlights an etching of the Palace of Westminster and of the celebrated clock tower, Big Ben. Behind this case back, the technicians are anyway notable, as this Reverso highlights the mechanical hand-wound Caliber 822, a 2.94mm development that brags 45 hours power reserve.
This special edition of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 is restricted to 26 pieces, just accessible at the Jaeger-LeCoultre London Flagship Boutique and priced at £6.800. More subtleties on Jaeger-LeCoultre.com .
- Mechanical hand-wound development, Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 822
- 21,600 vibrations per hour
- 21 jewels
- 2.94 mm thick
- 134 parts
- 45-hour power reserve
- Hours, minutes
- Green lacquered
- Silver-conditioned hour-markers
- 8 mm long
- 4 mm wide
- 27 mm thick
- Big Ben etching on the back
- “1000 Hours Control” sign & “The London Flagship Edition n°XX/26” on the caseback
- Water obstruction: 3 bar
Available Exclusively at Jaeger-LeCoultre Flagship Boutique/ 13 Old Bond Street, London/ +44 (0) 203 402 1960