JLC Reverso Squadra Polo Fields World Chronograph
May 18, 2009
During my recent visit to Jaeger-LeCoultre's< flagship boutique in Beverly Hills, I was able to view the Limited Edition Reverso Squadra Polo Fields World Chronograph. The case utilizes a high-tech all ceramic design (most cases are only coated in ceramic). Needless to say, JLC spent many hours perfecting the manufacturing of the case. A titanium carrier to house the ceramic case and connects to the articulated rubber strap. Water resistance is 50 meters.
This timepiece is powered by the manufacture Caliber 753 Jaeger-LeCoultre movement, which is composed of 366 parts, and has 39 jewels. On the front is a traditional dial featuring chronograph, date, day/night indicator and power reserve indicator. The reverse side of the watch displays a transparent rotating world time indicator, which is marked with key cities representing timezones around the globe. Five cities common to world time watches have been replaced with popular "Polo Fields" - Soto Grande, London-Ham, Palermo, Dubai and Palm Beach.
This Reverso Squadra Polo Fields is very exclusive and the high-tech case is very strong, which is actually useful if you wear it to play Polo. But expect to pay a premium for the ceramic case and its exclusivity. The Squadra case design is larger than the traditional Reverso collection. And the overall look and feel is much more sporty. The masculine design of the Squadra is definitely my preference, over the original Reverso.