The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 ref. 2788570 is definitely one of the best tribute watches in the market. 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.
This iconic tribute watch, features a glossy black dial —that appears more semi-glossy in person— with creamy luminova markers and creamy bâton hands. To reflect the vintage aspect of the first Reverso watches, the
luminescent material used on the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to
1931 features the same color of the 1931 model guaranteeing an unbeatable vintage feel to it. In the dark, the luminova on this watch has a beautiful mint green color and it is bright and long lasting.
The stainless steel case measuring 46.8 mm long, 27.4 mm wide and 7.3 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.
The strap is made of extremely supple black leather crafted by Casa Fagliano, the most important and renowned polo and saddlery company from Argentina. The strap is smooth to the touch and the back is hot stamped with Fagliano's name and 1931. The strap is very comfortable and features a small and elegant pin buckle with the JLC logo.
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 is powered by the manual- winding Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 822 with 21 jewels that provides a power-reserve of 45 hours when fully wound. The sliding mechanism to rotate the watch case is very easy to use and works flawlessly every time you go from the 'Recto' dial side to the 'Verso' back side.
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 is the way to go. The Grand Reverso is also available in rose gold with a beige dial with Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o'clock.
Note: Please excuse the round tan line underneath the watch.
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