This is the year of the Reverso by Jaeger-LeCoultre, an icon that has been around since 1931. Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre announced their latest Reverso line-up, including this Grande Reverso Email. Now, some you might have read that as e-mail, but it is certainly not. It is the French word for Enamel. Enameling a dial is an art, a risky process according to this article and even more important, a joy to look at when it is finished.
As you can see in the picture above, this beautiful blue enamel dial with guilloche finish. When you flip – or reverse – the case of the watch, you’ll see that it is still blank. Perfect for a personal message or inscription!
This watch is restricted to 50 pieces only and has the hand wound caliber 822 movement. The case is water resistant to 30 meters and measures the following dimensions: 48.5mm x 30mm. It is great to see Jaeger-LeCoultre promoting their most iconic timepiece this much, as I am fond of iconic – or cult – watches. Earlier this year, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Reverso Ultra Thin, a model that only measures 7.2mm in height and has a lot of optical similarities with the first Reverso in 1931. Read my review of the Reverso Ultra Thin over at AskMen.
More information will probably follow soon!
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