Very little introduction is needed for a Grande Reverso, but this Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface is unlike any other Reverso as it is fitted with a second dial on the verso side instead of the traditional case back perfectly suited for engraving. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duoface was first created in 1994, reinventing the reading of a second time zone, thanks to the magic of its reversible capabilities. This year, Jaeger-LeCoultre takes this amazing watch one step further by releasing it in an ultra thin case. Opposed to what most people think, this watch is powered by one single movement. Fitted with a pink gold case measuring 46.8mm long, 27.4mm wide and only 9.1mm thick, the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface ref. 3782520, features a silvered opaline dial with small seconds on the recto side while on the verso side is equipped with a gorgeous black 'Clous de Paris' 'guilloché' dial for the second time zone with a 24-hour day/night indicator and luminescent material on the hands.
The beating heart inside this watch is the manual-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 854/1 composed of 180 parts and 21 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 45 hours when fully wound. One clever feature of this movement, is that in order to set the time on the second time zone on the verso side, the wearer only needs to push a button —located right above the crown— to make the hour hand jump to the right hour without losing any minute synchronization. The case construction is very solid yet elegant with the classic features and touches of the Reverso such as the fluting at the top and bottom of the case, the perfectly rounded edges and the dramatically angled lugs connecting to the strap. The case back —as it is customary— features the traditional perlage on the inside and the elegant well-balanced engravings on the outside.
This exceptional watch is fitted with a very comfortable black alligator strap with pin buckle. The strap is very supple and well crafted as expected.
On the wrist, the watch wears true to its size and with unparalleled elegance and wrist presence. This fascinating timepiece will make you feel like you are wearing two watches in one. This is a watch that looks as good with casual clothes as it does with a formal attire. For those of you that don't fancy rose gold watches, there's no need to worry as this watch is also available in stainless steel for $9,000 less. For the price, it really doesn't get any better than this.
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