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Why We Love It
If you haven't noticed, we have a real affection for heritage-inspired modern watches around here. I mean, if you want vintage looks with modern components, ease of service, and daily wearability, what could be better?
With that in mind we are proud to present this stunning Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille, an absolutely spectacular contemporary timepiece with killer Art Deco looks. The Reverso, despite being generally considered a dress watch, was originally developed for polo players who didn't want to remove their watches while on the field. By flipping the patented reversible inner case on its track, the dial display of the Reverso is hidden and protected from any knocks or persiflage one might encounter whilst galloping after a ball astride a horse in a muddy field, making it a suitable sports watch for that time.
This particular variation of the Grand Taille was created for the 125th Anniversary of Wempe and features a multi-tone satin silver and white dial with Arabic indices, a moonphase complication displayed in the 6:00 position, a night/day indicator at the 12:00 position, and an exhibition caseback on the flip-side of the watch displaying the hand-cranking movement - Lovely!
Suitable for any wrist, this piece remains in excellent condition throughout and retains its original strap and deployant clasp.
In terms of elegant design and horological prowess, this watch punches way above its weight class.
From its inception and on to the present day, Jaeger-LeCoultre has produced timepieces that are both timeless and perpetually-appealing. Though their quality is often dramatically underrated, JLC's present-day pieces sing to us in the same soft, alluring timbre as their vintage offerings. With understated elegance, they exude an appeal that even the most steadfast of vintage collectors can't resist.
We love JLC in part because they are a true manufacture, producing a wide range of in-house movements. With a cadre of truly iconic pieces - among them the Reverso, the Deep Sea Alarm, the Memovox, the Geophysic (both the 1958 original and the 2014 reissue), and the Mark XI, to name a few - JLC has managed to encompass both technical and aesthetic brilliance.
Stainless steel case is approximately 26mm x 42mm (excluding the crown). Manually-winding Calibre 823 manual-winding movement by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reference 270.8.44. Circa 2004.
Overall Condition: Case is in excellent condition overall showing light signs of professional refinishing and normal signs of wear from age and use. Non-luminous textured silver and white dial with printed indices are in as-new condition with blued-steel handset. Case back shows some light marks from wear. Signed crown.
Includes signed blue alligator strap with signed steel deployant clasp.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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