These are world exclusive images of the soon to be released Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Tribute to 1931, which will be officially unveiled during SIHH 2011 in January. The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 is an emblematic model that is inspired by the vintage piece that is in the brand’s Heritage Gallery in the Vallée de Joux. Note that there is no Jaeger-LeCoultre brand name on the dial – just the Reverso, as in the past. This is a very cool vintage inspired piece that I expect to be a very hot seller at the upcoming SIHH show in Geneva, which starts January 17, 2011.

New release for 2011 : Grande Reverso Ultra Thin
After 80 years of celebrating classicism, the new Grande Reverso Ultra Thin turns revolutionary by focusing on extreme simplicity. The extremely diminutive width of Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822 (at just 2.94 mm) has enabled the design engineers to build a Reverso slimmer than ever before. While the case with its generous new proportions asserts an authentic presence on the wrist, its slenderness makes it both light and comfortable to wear thanks to its subtly curved shape.

The pure dial with its vertical guilloché pattern, the restrained design of the Arabic numerals, the slim blued hands: all the aesthetic codes of the Reverso are sublimated within this ultra-thin interpretation. This new watch expresses the very essence of the Reverso personality: a blend of tradition and nobility embodying an alliance of style and elegance.

Two “Tribute to 1931”
Because this new Reverso is intended to be a bridge between past and present, Jaeger-LeCoultre has decided to create two Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 in steel and in pink gold (limited series), featuring a black or white dial with dagger-shaped hands and baton-type hour-markers directly inspired by the original Reverso. The spirit of 1931 in contemporary dimensions, and all the Art Deco charm of the first Reversos interpreted in today’s language.”

Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Technical Specs
Mechanical manually-wound movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822, crafted, assembled and decorated by hand
21,600 vibrations per hour
21 jewels
thickness: 2.94 mm
134 parts
45-hour power reserve

hours, minutes

guilloché silvered with stamped numerals and hour-markers
in the limited-edition models: black with white hour-markers or silvered with golden numerals 
 and hour-markers

steel or 18-carat pink gold
height: 46 mm
width: 27.5 mm
thickness: 7.2 mm
“1000 Hours Control” indication appearing on the case-back
water-resistant to 3 bar

black alligator leather with pin buckle

Q2782520, 18-carat pink gold
Q2788520, steel
Q2782521, Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 limited edition in 18-carat pink gold
Q2788570, Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 limited edition in steel

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