In 1931, a legend was born: a watch was launched, and its reversible case could protect the dial from impact. For polo players, they finally have a watch that is suitable for polo sports, and for elegant gentlemen who often chase new things, such innovative designs are rare. The Reverso watch is designed to be worn by British officers during polo matches without having to worry about breakage of the fragile watch. The Reverso watch has been widely praised since its inception, from watch lovers who are obsessed with flip case technology, to sports enthusiasts and aestheticians.
Origin of the legend
Over the years, the Reverso watch has interpreted time in a variety of ways, with different sizes of cases, or equipped with innovative and complicated functions, while retaining the classic characteristics of double-sided watches. In 2011, at the 80th anniversary of the iconic Reverso watch, the Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the 1931 reprint of the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 to commemorate the history of this legendary series. This watch is inspired by the aesthetics of historical models. Equipped with an ultra-thin case, popular sizes and a design that is true to the prototype, the watch is unique and is highly sought after by Reverso lovers and watchmakers. In their eyes, this classic watch should not be a passer-by of history. To this end, in 2012, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the Grande Reverso Rouge Reverso with a red dial, and in 2013 launched the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface Blue. . In 2014, the third work in this outstanding trilogy, the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 with a chocolate-colored dial, was launched.
Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 The large Reverso ultra-thin flip watch perfectly inherits historical origins and vividly reproduces the golden age of Art Deco style. Its shape, color and material are the perfect omen of the advent of the era of industrial design, and also the symbol of the peak of handmade art. The ingenious contrast between the chocolate-colored dial and the rose gold case, and the traditional oval pattern on the dial are pleasing to the eye. The reinterpretation of the aesthetic elements of the prototype model makes this wonderful combination even more irresistible. Except for the number ’12’, the other hour markers are all Barton-shaped, while the minute and hour hands are knife-shaped. The small seconds at 6 o’clock rotates around its rectangular small dial every minute. Without the word ‘REVERSO’ from historical models, nothing can be considered perfect. It seems that the words of beauty are inexhaustible, and the emotional connection between the owner of the Reverso watch and his watch has only been concluded from this moment. The new Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 large Reverso watch is elegant and elegant. The delicate dial and harmonious overall outline make it hard to resist. The watch is equipped with a 7.3 mm ultra-fiber case and a movement that is only 2.95 mm thick, making the watch perfectly fit the wrist. The Jaeger-LeCoultre 822/2 movement is solid and reliable, demonstrating the superb expertise of the watch factory.
The polo player’s love for the Reverso flip watch has not been diminished for more than 80 years, and they have extremely strict requirements on the polo boots worn in major competitions. Without hesitation, they unswervingly walked into the Fagliano leather workshop, which was established in Buenos Aires, the world polo capital in 1892. For more than a century, the Fagliano family has focused on this mysterious and complicated craftsmanship-high-end leather making. The descendants of the family have also inherited the founding purpose of the company’s founders-family-style pure handmade. The masterpieces of the Fagliano leather workshop are widely loved by the world’s best polo players. It is difficult for them to imagine how to ride the field without their favorite polo boots.
The alligator brown alligator strap with rose gold pin buckle makes the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 the perfect fit for the wrist, but this is just one of the options offered by Jaeger-LeCoultre. At the same time, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Fagliano leather workshops hand-crafted a second strap for this watch. The manufacturing process strictly follows the ancient tradition and is made of Cordovan Leather, known for its toughness. The straps sewn by Fagliano’s leather workshop perfectly reflect the flexible and elegant quality and superb craftsmanship, each one is a unique masterpiece of art. What makes Jaeger-LeCoultre even more proud is that the cooperation between the two parties has further strengthened the connection between the Reverso flip watch and the polo. More than eighty years after the release of the Reverso watch, estheticians will certainly welcome the birth of this new work. This watch embodies Jaeger-LeCoultre’s continuous pursuit of watchmaking, superb craftsmanship and excellent quality, and will continue to write the brand’s legend for more than 180 years.
Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 Technical Features
• Jaeger-LeCoultre 822/2 manual winding mechanical movement, hand-made, assembled and decorated
• 21, 600 vibrations per hour
• Number of gems: 19
• Thickness: 2.95 mm
• 45 hours power reserve
• Hours, minutes and small seconds
• Chocolate dial with powdered numerals and time markers
• Barton faceted gold-plated hands
• 18K Rose Gold
• Length: 46.8 mm
• Width: 27.4 mm
• Thickness: 7.3 mm
• Sapphire crystal glass
• ‘1000 Hours Control’ engraved on the case back
• Water resistance: 3 bar
Strap and buckle:
• Matte brown alligator strap 20/18
• Spare strap: Cordova horse leather strap, carefully crafted by Fagliano leather workshop in Buenos Aires
• 18K Rose Gold Pin Buckle