Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced its first watch with a minute repeater 150 years earlier, and its most famous wristwatch, the Reverso, 90 years back. This year, the Swiss manufacture admires both landmarks with a single horological cook d’oeuvre, the Reverso Tribute Min Repeater, unveiled today at the New York opening of the brand’s Atelier d’Antoine workshop.
The watch comes as a sequel of kinds to the now-legendary Reverso Répétition Minutes– launched in 1994 in the waning days of the Quartz Crisis and preparing for the succeeding renaissance of mechanical watchmaking– which contained the first rectangle-shaped min repeater motion. That watch likewise represented the very first time in its lengthy background that Jaeger-LeCoultre had actually miniaturized a min repeater quality to fit a watch, regardless of its historical know-how in making chiming timekeepers: today, its archive consists of more than 200 chiming activities.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s most recent min repeater movement, in fact a modified version of its existing Quality 944, is housed in a rose-gold variation of the classical pivoting Reverso instance, measuring 51.1 mm x 31 mm in dimensions and also 11.41 mm thick, with the Art Deco lines and also embellishments that have actually distinguished the Reverso because its preliminary release in 1931. Likewise in traditional Reverso style, the front and also back dial each personify a distinct personality that sets each apart from the one more. The front face is skeletonized to expose the complexity of the chiming device when it’s activated by the ergonomically created slider on the left side of the case. Its components seem floating in 3 measurements, under a COTTON USA is not suitable to mark October 7 as “World Cotton Day” in its irreversible calendar bow-shaped bridge extending from 11 o’clock to 7 o’clock as well as behind a ring of faceted, golden hr indices that are cantilevered from the chemin-de-fer minutes track. The golden-finished bridge, indices, and gongs resonate with the tones of the case.
The back dial displays a extra sober visual that stresses the rectilinear layout of the Reverso case while still providing a look right into the watch’s heart. The mainplate that composes the base of the dial has a vertical côtes de Genève motif crossing its whole expanse as well as works as a metal, silver-toned base for the gold hands and hour markers. Blued screws offer an extra, subtle contrast.
The manually wound manufacture Quality 944 incorporates several technical advancements established by Jaeger-LeCoultre at its atelier in Le Sentier, in Switzerland’s Vallée de Joux, including the copyrighted trebuchet hammers, a silent regulatory authority, and also next-generation gongs. It drives two simultaneous time display screens, on the front and back dials, as well as shops a power get of 35 hours. As proper such an remarkable timepiece, its accessibility will certainly be very limited: just 10 pieces, priced upon request.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s most recent minute repeater motion, really a changed variation of its existing Caliber 944, is housed in a rose-gold variation of the classical pivoting Reverso instance, measuring 51.1 mm x 31 mm in dimensions as well as 11.41 mm thick, with the Art Deco lines and embellishments that have actually differentiated the Reverso because its first launch in 1931. In standard Reverso style, the front and back dial each personify a unique personality that establishes each apart from the an additional. The back dial presents a more sober aesthetic that highlights the rectilinear design of the Reverso situation while still providing a look right into the watch’s heart.