There are a good handful of you out there who have always wanted a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso in the Grande size with a little bit of functional complication without the overkill that you might not appreciate.
For this SIHH 2014, Jaeger-LeCoultre has accomplished this with the release of the new Grande Reverso Night & Day available in stainless steel and 18k pink gold.
What is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Night & Day? Well, when you first look at this watch, you may think it display hours, minutes and sub seconds at the six o’clock position, but then you look at the sub seconds hand a little more closely and realize it’s a very clever way of displaying a night/day indicator in a subtle yet functional way. Just like the steel blued baton hour and minute hands of the watch, the day/night pointer hand is also steel blued for contrast and visibility. 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. So the lower half of the circle is shaded in for night and the top half is lighter for the day.
The timeless, functional and iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre swivel case houses in the in house automatic winding calibre 967B with a 42 hour power reserve. When the case is swiveled over, in true Jaeger-Le Coultre Reverso fashion, you will be able to protect the sapphire crystal and night/day dial in it’s carriage while enjoying the personalization of having your favorite engraving which inspires and marks happy memories for a lifetime for one to enjoy!
Movement: Mechanical automatic winding movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 967B, crafted, assembled and decorated by hand • 28,800 vibrations per hour • 200 parts • 28 jewels • 4.05 mm thick • 42-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, night and day indicator
Dial: Silver-toned guilloché Clous de Paris and vertical-brushed/transferred numerals
Hands: Hour and minute: blue facetted baton-type hands • Night & Day Indicator: blue triangle-shaped hand
Case: In steel or 18-carat pink gold • Size : 46,8 X 27,4 mm, thickness 9.14 • Polished finish • Sapphire crystals • “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
References: 18-carat pink gold: Q3802520 • Steel: Q3808420