Friday, April 14, 2017

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atelier Reverso, New Dials For 2017

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atelier Reverso makes the relationship between a man and his watch even more exclusive. By personalising the reverse of this iconic model and choosing one or several interchangeable straps, every man has a number of options for creating the watch of his dreams. In 2017 the Grande Maison introduces three new men’s dials, so devotees of this reversible classic will love it all the more.

In 2016, five dials were designed to enhance the Reverso Classic Large Duo. In 2017, the Atelier Reverso gains three new dials. A new masculine colour makes an appearance: an electric blue of refined tones. Two new stone dials are also available: a military-influenced dial in green marble, and a dial in tiger's eye.
Altogether, an array of vibrant colours intended to embellish a new men’s model in the Reverso Classic collection, the Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Second. This new timepiece, driven by a manually wound mechanical movement, is dedicated to tradition and watchmaking know-how. Its front face presents a guilloche and brushed dial with a small seconds indicator. A second time zone in an opaline finish is revealed on the reverse, where a day/night indicator is set into the Clous de Paris-patterned guilloché design at 6 o’clock.
Since 2016 the Grande Maison has sought new ways of sharing its watchmaking culture, its thinking, its moments of joy and suspense. Jaeger-LeCoultre offers every lover of Fine Watchmaking the chance to join in the adventure of their Reverso by choosing the design of the dial on the reverse. When the watch is completed by the artisans at the Vallée de Joux Manufacture in the heart of the Swiss Jura, their hands turn an imagined ideal into reality. This experience, which can be deeply emotional, is possible with the Reverso Classic collection’s Duo, Duo Small Second, and Duetto models.
The Atelier Reverso also allows you to choose your strap from a multitude of refined shades, in materials such as calfskin, alligator leather, ostrich leather, and satin. One simple hand movement releases the strap so it can be replaced with another, giving the watch a whole new appeal. Even the buckle is easily interchanged.

Technical details
Model: Classic Large Duo Small Second
Reference: Q384 84 20

Movement
Manually wound mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 854A
21,600 vibrations per hour
42-hour power reserve
160 parts
19 jewels
3.80 mm in height

Functions
Front: Hours, minutes, small seconds
Reverse: Second time zone, 24-hour day/night indicator

Case
Stainless steel
47 mm x 28.3 mm x 10.3 mm
Water resistance: 3 atm

Dial
Front: silvered, guilloché, vertically brushed, Arabic numerals
Reverse: black, satin-brushed and Clous de Paris, silvered baton hour-markers

Hands
Front: blued baton, hours, minutes, small seconds
Reverse: silvered Dauphine, second time-zone, day/night indicator

Strap
Black alligator leather
Folding clasp in stainless steel

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