This past December, Jaeger-LeCoultre marked the Reverso’s 80th anniversary with two Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 models. Today the brand introduces a new addition to the line, to be available exclusively at the Beverly Hills Boutique and select U.S. retailers. Find pricing and wallpaper inside.
The timepieces introduced in December feature black or white dials with dagger-shaped hands and baton hour markers with white luminescent material, inspired by the original Reverso. The new U.S. edition differs in small but aesthetically important ways: it has straight hands with pointed tips, and to give the U.S. edition an aged look, Jaeger-LeCoultre used tan luminescent material.
Another difference lies in the straps. By now it is well known that the Reverso was originally created for English polo players who needed a rugged watch to wear during their matches. In honor of the brand’s longstanding association with the sport, the straps for the Tribute to 1931 U.S. edition are created by one of the world’s leading polo boot makers, Eduardo Fagliano. Each strap is hand made of cordovan leather at the Fagliano manufacture in Argentina.
The Tribute 1931 U.S. edition is priced at $7,250. For 2011, only 100 examples will be produced, and they will not be numbered. Orders may be placed with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Beverly Hills Boutique at (310) 374 0525.
Technical specifications appear below the images, the first of which may be enlarged significantly with a click.
Below, Eduardo Fagliano.
Grande Reverso Ultra Thin
• Mechanical manually-wound movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822, crafted, assembled and decorated by hand
• 21,600 vibrations per hour
• 21 jewels
• thickness: 2.94 mm
• 134 parts
• 45-hour power reserve
• hours, minutes
• luminated hands and hour-markers , color “antique beige”
• height: 46 mm
• width: 27.5 mm
• thickness: 7.2 mm
• “1000 Hours Control” indication appearing on the case-back
• water-resistant to 3 bar
• Eduardo Fagliano cordovan leather straps with pin buckle