The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is a symbol, an unadulterated piece of horological history, first made in 1931 . For over 80 years, Jaeger-LeCoultre had endeavored to keep this little piece of turning metal in front of an audience. Over the years, we’ve seen different complications, numerous sizes or various restricted releases. In 2011, the production decided to once again introduce a wonderful and dedicated release of the absolute first Reverso, the Jaeger LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 . Here is another release, honoring another old model, circumspectly revealed during SIHH 2015, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 1931 Seconde Centrale.
While the past releases of the ‘vintage-inspired‘ Reverso were mostly fitted with a period in particular (see here ) or a little second manual development (see here and here ), this new version comes with a programmed development with focal second. You may think this is odd with regards to a Reverso, yet truth be told, this watch is amazingly near some 1930s/1940s vintage versions – not the most usual ones without a doubt. Investigate this red lacquered dial version that got a record cost at an Antiquorum sell off, with a cost of CHF 50.000. Take likewise a gander at this earthy colored dial version made during the 1940s. Both were furnished with this uncommon yet decent ‘Seconde Centrale’ format. From the expressions of JLC, this new Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 1931 Seconde Centrale is enlivened by a 1935 model furnished with the Caliber 411.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 1931 Seconde Centrale has a two-venture dial, with an inward/focal white minute-track and extended powdered numerals and hour-markers in an overlaid shading – a completion that can likewise be found on the hands. This round design absolutely changes the essence of the Reverso, that generally comes with a squarish dial and sub-dials. On account of this new Central Second, the development is additionally unique. it’s the Calibre Jaeger-LeCoultre 966A, a programmed motor with focal rotor and 38 hours of force reserve.
Because of its self-winding system, the development of this new Reverso Seconde Centrale is slightly thicker than the manual one cased in the Jaeger LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 – 4.20mm compared to 2.94mm. The case is hence thicker and measures 9.2mm (versus 7.3mm for the Ultra-Thin Tribute to 1931 ). This new expansion is just accessible in 18k white gold with dark dial version. The case remains exquisitely estimated at 46.8mm x 27.4mm, bringing about an attentive and refined look on the wrist.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 1931 Seconde Centrale will be accessible just in the brand’s official stores and it will be valued at 18.800 USD. More to find on Jaeger-LeCoultre.com .