Considered a true masterpiece in the world of luxury timepieces, the Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 Chocolate Watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre is legendary. Inspired by the Art Deco movement, the manual winding mechanical movement, the refined dial and exceptional finishing all showcase the mastery of watchmaking traditions. Originally crafted for polo players, this timepiece design was brilliant from the beginning, and has only been improved upon with the latest improvements.
The rose gold case, the brown dial, and the brown Casa Fagliano cordovan leather strap, are just the exquisite asthetics that draw your attention, the magnificence lies beneath the surface. For anyone wondering who Casa Fagliano is and what his part is in all this, he is a leather specialist in Buenos Aires and the go to person for polo players looking for an excellent pair of boots. So who else would the brand turn to for quality and beauty to finish such an amazing timepiece.
Jaeger-LeCoultre knew that keeping the classic design was key in maintaining the integrity of this timepiece. The basics of this 1931 design have been kept virtually untouched, other than the materials and colors, the only difference would be the dial where they have placed a small seconds and a numeral in place of the twin hour batons that were sitting at 12 o’clock. Sitting inside the casing, one of the brands hand wound movements.
Certainly the vintage inspired designs that the brand has been creating the last few years have been extremely successful and the Reverso line has been at the heart of that fundamental return to the base foundation for the brand. The ultra-thin case design coupled with the simple dial and hand wound movement has collectors very happy. The Chocolate design is so elegant; the deep rich browns that truly capture the essence of luxury.
While some might find the rectangular case hard to wear, it is unique and once you get used to it, it will feel comfortable and completely natural. The watch measures 46.8 mm in length, 27.4 mm in width and is only 7.3 mm thick. A very special timepiece that Jaeger-LeCoultre can be proud of, and one that offers flair and fashion with the brand reliability and precision. So certainly one can look good with this timepiece on their wrist, while insuring they will always be quite timely.