The annual Geneva International Watch Fair is about to begin. The reporting team in front of the Watch House has arrived in Geneva and will bring you the latest and fastest comprehensive watch fair report. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 rose gold case with a chocolate-colored dial for ultimate elegance. At the beginning of 1930, the exquisitely designed reversible case was born. For polo players, they finally have a watch suitable for polo sports. For an elegant gentleman who often chases new things, this innovative design is rare. Such a watch was originally designed to be worn by British colonial officers during polo matches without having to worry about the delicate and fragile watch mirrors being damaged. The Reverso watch has been widely acclaimed for several years, from watch lovers obsessed with the technical achievements of rotating cases, to sports enthusiasts and aestheticians.
This watch perfectly inherits historical origins and vividly reproduces the golden age of Art Deco style. Its shape, color and material are the perfect omen of the advent of the era of industrial design, and also the symbol of the peak of handmade art. The ingenious contrast between the chocolate-colored dial and the rose gold case, as well as the traditional decorative engraving on the outside of the dial, are all pleasing and fascinating. The reinterpretation of the aesthetic elements of the prototype model makes this wonderful combination even more irresistible. Except for the number ’12’, the other hour markers are all Barton-shaped, while the minute and hour hands are knife-shaped. The small seconds at 6 o’clock rotates around its small rectangular dial every minute. Without the word ‘REVERSO’ from historical models, nothing can be considered perfect. The word of beauty seems to be inexhaustible, and the emotional connection between the owner of the Reverso watch and his watch began to be concluded from this moment.
The elegance of the new work is irresistible, and the watch’s delicate dial and its overall outline are carefully watched. The case is 7.3 millimeters in size. It is equipped with various complicated parts in the continuously rotating mechanism and a movement only 2.95 millimeters thick, making the watch fit perfectly with the wrist. The Jaeger-LeCoultre 822/2 movement is sturdy and reliable, demonstrating the expertise of the brand watch factory. In order to perfectly fit the Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 watch with the wrist, the watch is equipped with a millet brown alligator leather strap and a rose gold pin buckle, which is one of the designs proposed by Ru Gusao Workshop. The polo player’s love for the Reverso flip watch has not been diminished for more than 80 years, and they have strict requirements on the polo boots worn in various grand events. Without hesitation, they walked confidently into the Fagliano leather workshop, which was founded in Buenos Aires, the world’s polo capital in 1892.
The Fagliano family specializes in this mysterious and extremely complicated craftsmanship-high-quality leather production. The descendants of the family have also inherited the founding purpose of the company’s founders-family-style pure handmade. Fagliano’s masterpieces are loved by the world’s best polo players. They can hardly imagine how they can ride the field without their favorite polo boots. The Fagliano leather workshop crafts handmade straps for Jaeger-LeCoultre. The manufacturing process strictly follows ancient traditions and is made from Cordova horse leather known for its toughness. With its flexible and elegant quality and exquisite hand-stitching technology, the straps sewn by Fagliano leather workshops make each watch it matches a unique masterpiece of art. What makes Jaeger-LeCoultre even more proud is that the cooperation between the two parties has further strengthened the connection between the Reverso flip watch and the polo.
More than eighty years after the release of the Reverso watch, estheticians will certainly welcome the birth of this new work. This watch combines Jaeger-LeCoultre’s enthusiasm for watchmaking, superb craftsmanship and praised excellence, and continues to write the legend of the brand.
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