2014 will see the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre lay a new milestone in the epic ongoing adventures of the Reverso, by offering watchmaking enthusiasts a model embodying the quintessence of the Reverso while providing all the comfort and serenity of an automatic movement.
A single glance is enough to instantly recognise the spirit of the watch with the reversible case in all its pristine purity: a silver-toned dial framed by the three distinctive gadroons; applied black Arabic numerals apart from the 6 which is replaced by a useful complementary display. Blue facetted baton-type hands for the hours and minutes, as well as a triangular day/night pointer in the same colour. Since the designers at the Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre consistently combine a keen aesthetic sense with an ingenious knack for facilitating information that can be read in all circumstances, the dial of the night/day indicator is divided along its centre 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 daytime and night-time hours. For Jaeger-LeCoultre, simplicity and subtlety thus clearly continue to work hand in hand.
An automatic Manufacture movement
The Grande Reverso Night & Day watch is powered by the automatic winding Manufacture Calibre 967/B. Like all movements developed and built within the workshops of the Grande Maison in the Vallée de Joux, it features outstanding sturdiness and reliability. Its balance oscillates at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. It comprises 200 parts and provides a comfortable 42-hour power reserve, thus enabling its wearer to savour the carefree pleasure of strapping on a Swiss watch in the morning that has maintained an accurate display of the time while its owner enjoyed a good night’s sleep. Not to mention the assurance that the wearer's forearm movements during his normal daytime activities will be enough to give the mechanism of the Reverso the energy required for its noble timekeeping mission.
The dial is topped by a sapphire crystal, whereas the case-back, in keeping with the finest Reverso traditions, remains open to its owner’s imagination. The wearer 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. There has never been a more pleasant and convenient time to choose the Reverso timepiece as a lifetime companion.