The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 1931 Seconde Centrale ref. 381357J is the latest iteration of the legendary Reverso Tribute to 1931 collection. As we all know, the Reverso is one of the most iconic watches in the world and one of the most legendary timepieces of all time. The Reverso was created in the 1930s as a convenient watch for polo players who wanted to be able to protect the crystals and dials of their watches while playing. The Reverso is a perfect example of the Art Deco movement with its unmistakeable geometric silhouettes and timeless design. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 1931 Seconde Centrale unlike all other Reversos, now features a central seconds hand to make things even better. This iconic tribute watch, features a matte black dial —that appears more semi-glossy in person— with creamy powdered markers and creamy bâton hands. To reflect the vintage aspect of the first Reverso watches, the luminescent material used on the Grande Reverso 1931 Seconde Centrale features the same color of the 1931 model guaranteeing an unbeatable vintage feel to it.
Equipped with an 18K white gold case measuring 46.8 mm long, 27.4 mm wide and 9.2 mm thick features the unmistakeable three grooves of the Reverso watch on the top and the bottom of the case. By simply reversing the case, the Grande Reverso becomes an item of jewellery that can be personalized with a custom engraving as the 'verso' side of the case is highly polished and completely sterile. The crown is marked with the iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre logo and is not very easy to manipulate by those with large hands as the crown is somewhat small. Its beautiful matte black dial features a stepped construction to add more depth to its central part where the railway-style minute-circle is located.
The strap is made of extremely supple black alligator leather featuring a small and elegant pin buckle with the JLC logo. The strap is matte finished.
The watch sleeve is nicely decorated with 'perlage' on the inside and the usual Jaeger-LeCoultre markings on the outside including the 1000 Hours Control logo. The Grande Reverso 1931 Seconde Centrale is powered by the automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 966A composed of 194 parts and 28 jewels. This movement provides a power-reserve of 38 hours when fully wound while beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph.
If you are a polo player at the Wellington or 'Estancia Grande' Polo Clubs and you are in need of a watch that won't get damaged while playing, this beautiful watch is perfect for you. Now, if you don't play polo but you're looking to wear one of the most iconic watches ever made, this tribute watch now fitted with an automatic movement and a central seconds hand is the way to go. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 1931 Seconde Centrale ref. 381357J is a Boutique Edition, which means it is only available at JLC boutiques around the world.
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