Award for the Grande Reverso 986 Duodate
The “Watch of the Year” award, an initiative of 00/24 Horloges Magazine, is a yearly Dutch vote. Watch brands were nominated in six different prize categories and chosen by an official jury, made up of watch experts and famous Dutch public figures. On Friday, June 4th, the results were finalized by the jury, and the Grande Reverso 986 Duodate won the Watch of the Year Award in the category €3.000-10.000, underlining Jaeger-LeCoultre’s distinctive classic elegance and technical content so distinctive. Grande Reverso 986 Duodate One of the great classic features of the Reverso line is that the case is reversible. This gives way to the possibility of providing two displays of time on front and back. In the Reverso Grande Duodate 986 the silvered front dial shows the time in the reference time zone, completed with the small seconds display at 6 o’clock a subtle rounded date display arching across the top of the minute-track rectangle with its ‘stretched’ Clous de Paris hobnail pattern standing out against the surrounding vertical guilloché area. Swivelling the watch reveals a dual time-zone display against a smooth black velvet-finish background, complete with the ever-useful day/night indicator. This second time zone can be set directly on the crown so as not to interfere with the minute or date setting. With its inspiration in the Art Deco style of the 1930s (when Reverso was first launched) this second face plays on the “circles in a circle” concept to truly stunning effect. All these useful functions on the twin dials are driven by a single proprietary mechanical manually-wound movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 986.