The expertise and virtuosity of the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, on display in the Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon, are revealed through each of its timepieces. Watchmakers, artisans, engineers and technicians, united in the same location at the heart of the Vallée de Joux, share the same vision of excellence and work together to give birth to unique horological creations. Together, it is 1,300 individuals that offer fine watchmaking enthusiasts a wealth of new surprises each year. Here are more of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new timepieces from SIHH 2014…
Grande Reverso Night & Day
The Reverso saga continues in 2014 with the introduction of the very first Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso equipped with an automatic movement.
A single glance is enough to instantly recognize the spirit of the iconic watch with the reversible case: the silver-toned dial framed by the three distinctive gadroons; applied black Arabic numerals, apart from the “6” which is replaced by a useful small seconds display; blue faceted baton-type hands for the hours and minutes; along with a triangular day/night pointer in the same color. The dial of the night/day indicator is divided along its center by a horizontal line marking off the lower part of the Clous de Paris guilloché motif, while linking numbers “6” and “18” so as to visually separate the daytime and nighttime hours.
The Grande Reverso Night & Day is powered by in-house automatic Calibre 967/B, a sturdy, reliable movement developed and built in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s workshops in the Vallée de Joux. Its balance oscillates at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. It comprises 200 parts and provides a comfortable 42-hour power reserve.
The swivel case of the Grande Reverso Night & Day is available in rose gold or in stainless steel. In both cases, it is water-resistant to 30 meters. It comes with a black alligator leather strap secured by a clasp made in the same material as the case. The dial is topped by a sapphire crystal, whereas the caseback, in keeping with the finest Reverso traditions, remains open to its owner’s imagination. He will thus be able to personalise it at will by having it engraved with initials, a monogram, an evocation of a memorable event or a fond memory.