You read here earlier today about the year 2011being the 80th anniversary of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, and I said how it would be the year of exciting new developments in watches to celebrate the birth of the Reverso and the coming together of Jaeger and LeCoultre. Well the fanfare has started, with the unveiling at the Argentina celebrity polo games for charity this week, with the unveiling of two 2011 Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 timepieces.
Simple, classic and so retro it doesn’t even have the Jaeger-LeCoultre name on the dial – recalling the initial watch unveiled in 1931, as at that time the two great names had not yet united. This watch houses the mechanical manually-wound Calibre 822, just 2.94mm wide, and so is the slimmest Reverso yet – making it light but bold thanks to the impressive case. The watch is offered in either steel or 18-karat rose gold. The 134-part movement with 21 jewels offers 45 hours of power reserve. The gold version is created in a limited edition of 1931 pieces.