Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface

SIHH 2013…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface Gold

In 2011, to mark the 80th anniversary of the Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931.  Echoing the design codes of the successful ‘1931’ model as well as the duoface concept first seen in 1944, Jaeger-LeCoultre this year introduces the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface.  At 9.41mm thin this is a classy piece, offered in both stainless steel and pink gold.  A closer look, below.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface Steel

This ultra-thin model features two distinct dials, one in a lighter, square style and the other in a darker, round style.  On the “front” of the watch is a silver-toned dial with baton-style hour markers and sword-style hands.  The original “REVERSO” script is used, though note that the placement differs depending on the model — on the pink gold the REVERSO sits just above the small seconds sub-dial, on the steel model, a more standard and prominent placement:

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface Dial

The “back” black dial features a “Clous de Paris” guilloché pattern surrounding the two inner-displays — the primary one is the second time zone, the smaller is a 24-hour indicator with night and day notation.   Very beautiful, with the exception of the “day” “night” indications — for me these are an unfortunate distraction on an otherwise clean and nicely balanced dial.  The second time zone is advanced in one-hour increments by the push piece on the case.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface Dial Back

The movement is the 3.8mm thick, manual wind JLC Caliber 854/1, with 45 hour power reserve.

JLC Caliber 854/1

JLC Caliber 854-1

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  • Eric

    Not only are the “day” “night” indications a distraction, but their placement is incorrect. On this display, day is the top half of the 24-hour indicator (6 to 18 h), while night is the bottom. Removing the “day” “night” indications could solve that. Alternatively, 6 and 18 could replace the 12 and 24 numbers, as they are on the Reverso Duo.