Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface Watch Review


Jaeger-LeCoultre has revealed the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface, a dual timezone watch measuring just 9.14 mm thick. Two separate dials are powered by a single movement.
The first Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso was unveiled in 1931 - a watch with a case that turns in its cradle, allowing the wearer to choose which side of the case they would like to display. It was specially developed for the British colonial army officers stationed in India, but soon became extremely popular with requests to personalise one side of the case with engraved motifs and monograms.
The new Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface has two separate dials. The first has a silver-toned dial with baton-type hour markers. It features an inscription of the word 'Reverso', in the style of the first Reverso from 1931, and a small seconds function is placed at 6 o'clock.
The other side of the case has a black dial featuring a 'Clous de Paris' hobnail guilloché motif. A ring with 12 subdivisions displays a second time zone, while a 24-hour indication takes the form of a circle accompanied by the words 'Night' and 'Day'. The second time zone is adjusted by a new push-piece integrated within the side of the case.
The watch is powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 854/1 movement measuring just 3.80 mm thick. It is available with an 18-carat pink gold or steel case, and comes with a black alligator leather strap.