World launch of the Reverso Ultra Thin

01.18.11

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Reverso, a legend in movement, watchmaking masterpieces at the peak of refinement

The last Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie saw the unveiling of an ulltra thin version of that cult object of timeless luxury, the legendary Reverso. The Reverso is the ultimate expression of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s exceptional watch-making know-how. This know-how, whether technical or aesthetic, is resolutely forward-looking, ever ready to write new chapters in the Reverso legend. Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 faithfully reproduces the appearance of the legendary 1931 model in a more generous and ultra-thin case version. In homage to the original, the dial bears only the inscription “Reverso”, while the name Jaeger-LeCoultre is discreetly engraved on the back of the horn. In a limited edition of 500 watches in pink gold with a white dial, the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 also comes in a steel version with a black dial. The famous railroad minute band runs round the dial, imbuing this model with unparalleled Art Deco purity. Grande Reverso Ultra Thin The innovative Grande Reverso Ultra Thin plays the card of extreme simplicity with an exceptionally fine case, evocative of to the perfect watchmaking classicism of the original model. The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin focuses on purity of form, fine execution, discreet elegance of lines, and the perfect proportions which are at the very heart of the legend. Its remarkably thin case – with a thickness of only 7.20 mm, compared to the 9.40 mm of the classique Grande Taille model – is what endows it with particularly refined harmony. The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin watch runs on a hand-wound mechanical movement, the Jaeger-LeCoultre 822 Calibre. Assembled and decorated completely by hand, this movement joins the collection of fifty mechanical movements created for the Reverso to date. Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin Specially and exclusively for women: the Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin watch sports softer lines for greater femininity. The case has been finely sculpted, with a slight arch to ensure a closer fit to the female wrist. The Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin watch comes in different versions, with steel cases with or without stones, in pink gold set with two rows of round diamonds, with a leather strap or metal bracelet, or even one in pink gold. The steel and gold bracelets have been entirely redesigned. Structured but at the same time pliant, they give this new Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin a dynamic look, full of zest and youth. The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Lady model houses a Jaeger-LeCoultre 846 Calibre hand-wound mechanical movement, made, assembled and decorated by hand. It also comes in a Quartz version without stones. Jaeger-LeCoultre has made a website dedicated to Reverso for you to discover and become part of the legend! Also in the Reverso site, trace the Reverso story from its origins in the exotic British Raj, where polo-loving officers complained to a visiting Swiss businessman about the fragility of their watch crystal, to the Vallée de Joux, where time seems to stand still...