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

By Jovan Krstevski

Founded in 1937, Jaeger-LeCoultre has grown to become one of the world’s most renowned makers of luxury watches. In the year of its 80th anniversary, Swiss luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre has designed a new version of its highly popular Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 timepiece.


Featuring many of the same design aesthetics as the original model, the new Grande Reverso has been augmented by a 7.3mm polished 18-karat pink gold ultra-thin case which incorporates the complex parts of the swivelling mechanism as well as a hand wound movement measuring 2.99mm.

Other notable features include a chocolate-toned dial, gold plated and facetted baton shaped hands, a 45-hour power reserve, and a matte brown cordovan leather strap with a matching pink gold pin buckle.


The new Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 timepiece is set to make its debut at the prestigious Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch fair in Geneva, Switzerland which takes place this monday.


Technical Specifications

• Mechanical manually-wound movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822/2, crafted, assembled and decorated by hand
• 21,600 vibrations per hour
• 19 jewels
• Thickness: 2.95 mm
• 45-hour power reserve
• Hour, minute, small seconds
• Chocolate dial with powdered numerals and hour-markers
• Baton-type, facetted, gold plated
• 18-carat pink gold
• height: 46.8 mm
• width: 27.4 mm
• thickness: 7.3 mm
• Polished finish
• Sapphire crystals
• “1000 Hours Control” indication appearing on the case-back
• Water-resistant to 3 bars
Straps and buckle:
• Matt brown alligator leather 20/18
• 2nd strap: in cordovan leather, crafted by “Casa Fagliano” of Buenos Aires
• pin buckle in 18 carat pink gold
• Q2782560


Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor

Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview.  He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!