Pre SIHH 2014: Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 Pink gold case and chocolate-toned dial

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 with a chocolate dial

Jaeger-LeCoultre just told me: “The new model, entirely in keeping with its historical ascendance, vividly evokes the finest hours of Art Deco.” So guys let´s discover the watch.

The extremely slender 7,3 mm case incorporates the complex parts of the swiveling mechanism as well as a movement just measuring 2.95 mm.

I like the pleasing contrasts between the glowing chocolate shade of the watch face and the pink gold of the case, including the traditional gadroons framing the dial.

The straps are made in the Casa Fagliano workshops. Their elegant suppleness and hand-made mode of production makes them truly one of a kind.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 with a chocolate dial
Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 with a chocolate dial
Historical 1934 Reverso
Historical 1934 Reverso
Old Reverso dials photographed in the Heritage Gallery at Jaeger-LeCoultre
Old Reverso dials photographed in the Heritage Gallery at Jaeger-LeCoultre

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  • The watch is a beauty – the designers at JLC know their business.

    But what strikes me is the strap. When I recently visited the JLC manufacture the résumé was: We are doing everything on our own – except the straps because there are no alligators in the Lac de Joux.

    Of course I looked up Casa Fagliano. They are not located in the Vallée de Joux either. Well, the name kind of indicates that. 😉 The fact that they are shoemakers reminded me of the Santoni straps on some IWC models. But Casa Fagliano produces the probably best polo shoes in the world. So we have the polo shoe strap for the polo watch. They already did that in 2011 but: What a move! 🙂

  • Pink Gold & Chocolate dial is sexy! Breathing new life into classic designs is always a delight. Well Done JLC!

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