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Pre-SIHH 2014: Jaeger-LeCoultre - Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 Chocolate

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In 2011 Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931, characterised by an ultra-thin case, contemporary dimensions and a dial whose design was inspired by the historical first model. Following the black dial version,  Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Grande Reverso Rouge with a deep red dial in 2012, followed the next year by the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface Blue. 

For 2014, as a preview of the new models that will be presented next month during the Salon International de l'Haute Horlogerie, Jaeger-LeCoultre unveils the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 with a chocolate-toned dial (ref. 2782560).
The contrast between the glowing chocolate shade of the watch face and the pink gold of the case, including the traditional gadroons framing the dial, is particularly seducing. 

Apart from the 12 o’clock numeral, the hours are shown by baton-shaped hour-markers, while the hour and minute hands feature a dagger-type profile. 

Differently from the other Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931, the chocolate version features the rectangular small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. Even if the small seconds counter was not present in the original 1931 Reverso (it was introduced later in 1934), Jaeger-LeCoultre decided to feature it because the new model was directly inspired by the below pictured Reverso dating back to 1935.
The case has the same dimensions of the other Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 models:
46.8 mm x 27.4 mm x 7.3 mm. It has double sapphire crystals and it is water resistant to 30 meters. The hand-wound Calibre 822/2 movement, featuring a inertia variable balance wheel, beats at 21600 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of 45 hours.

The hand-crafted strap is produced by Casa Fagliano using cordovan leather, which is renowned for its exceptional resistance.
The Jaeger-Le Coultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 with chocolate dial on the wrist. Depending on the light, the nuance of the dial changes.  
Read the history of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

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