2014 sees the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre lay a new milestone in the epic ongoing adventures of the Reverso, by offering watchmaking enthusiasts a model embodying the quintessence of the Reverso while providing all the comfort and serenity of an automatic movement.
A single glance is enough to instantly recognise the spirit of the watch with the reversible case in all its pristine purity: a silver-toned dial framed by the three distinctive gadroons; applied black Arabic numerals apart from the 6 which is replaced by a useful complementary display. Blue facetted baton-type hands for the hours and minutes, as well as a triangular day/night pointer in the same colour. Since Jaeger-LeCoultre consistently combines a keen aesthetic sense with an ingenious knack for facilitating information read -off in all circumstances, the dial of the night/day indicator is divided along its centre by a horizontal line marking off the lower part of the Clous de Paris guilloché motif, while linking numbers 6 and 18 so as to visually separate daytime and night-time hours.
The Grande Reverso Night & Day is powered by in-house automatic Calibre 967/B. Like all movements developed and built within the workshops of the Grande Maison in the Vallée de Joux, it features outstanding sturdiness and reliability. Its balance oscillates at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. It comprises 200 parts and provides a comfortable 42-hour power reserve.
The swivel case of the Grande Reverso Night & Day is available in pink gold or in stainless steel. In both cases, it is water-resistant to three atmospheres. It comes with a black alligator leather strap secured by a clasp made in the same material as the case. The dial is topped by a sapphire crystal, whereas the case-back, in keeping with the finest Reverso traditions, remains open to its owner’s imagination. He will thus be able to personalise it at will by having it engraved with initials, a monogram, an evocation of a memorable event or a fond memory.
Model: Grande Reverso Night & Day
Mechanical automatic winding movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 967B, crafted, assembled and decorated by hand
28,800 vibrations per hour
4.05 mm thick
42-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, night and day indicator
Silver-toned guilloché Clous de Paris and vertical-brushed/transferred numerals
Hour and minute: blue facetted baton-type hands
Night & Day Indicator: blue triangle-shaped hand
In steel or 18-carat pink gold
Size: 46,8 X 27,4 mm, thickness 9.14
“1000 Hours Control” indication appearing on the case-back
Water resistant to 3 bars
Straps and buckle
Matt black alligator leather 20/18
18 mm double folding clasp in steel or 18-carat pink gold pin buckle
18-carat pink gold: Q3802520