Hands On With A Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Night Day Singapore Special Edition
Singapore will celebrate 50 years of independence on August 9, 2015 and Jaeger-LeCoultre has decided to pay tribute to the nation by unveiling it latest the Grande Reverso Night & Day Singapore Special edition. This is the second market specific Reverso launch, following the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 for London with green lacquer dial. It also highlights the strength of the bond between the Swiss watchmaker from Vallée de Joux and Singapore marked by the opening of a flagship boutique located in the main luxury shopping district, Orchard Road.
The middle of the dial is covered in a pattern of silver-toned guilloché Clous de Paris. Around this decoration, are applied black Arabic numerals for the hours, while a complementary display takes over the 6 o’clock position. The night-day indicator has a unique dial where a dividing horizontal line links numbers 6 and 18, visually separating the hours indicating night time and daytime.
Kit Chan (pictured above), a long-time friend of Jaeger-LeCoultre for Singapore, was chosen in the brand’s latest campaign, wearing the Grande Reverso Night & Day Singapore Edition. Considered a ‘national treasure’ in Singapore, she is probably one of the best ambassadors to represent the ethos of Jaeger-LeCoultre,
The case comes in steel or 18-carat pink gold with dimensions 46.8 X 27.4 mm and thickness 9.14 mm. A patriotic watch, the sentimental value is such that the Grande Reverso Night & Day can be literally worn day and night. From casual to elegant, every minute is a celebration of the country’s unique qualities.
When flipped over, the most visually compelling feature of the iconic Reverso case reveals the map of Singapore inside of which is the red and white colour Singapore flag, filled by lacquer. Seen below, the dates 1965-2015, represents the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence. The Grande Reverso Night & Day is powered by the in-house mechanical automatic winding Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 967/B, which is hand-decorated and has a 42-hour power reserve. The movement consists of 200 parts, all crafted and assembled by hand.
The Singapore Special Edition Reverso is limited to 50 pieces and available exclusively at the Singapore Flagship boutique. The steel version has a matt black alligator leather, whereas the rose-gold model comes with a befitting red colour strap.
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