In 2013, not to be outdone by the previous year’s releases, Jaeger Le Coultre released another of their tribute series that offered not only a deep blue lacquer dial, but also a dual time zone on the reverse!
The aesthetics followed the same formula of the 1931 model, but with this special edition JLC produced a modern piece that made bold steps as well. The blue Duoface Reverso still had gleaming white gold hands, but the case was only 9.15mm thin, yet still wide enough to accommodate a separate time zone when you flip it.
Aside from the glorious blue lacquer, the design of the dial is minimal, surrounded by a train track minute markers, and just minutes and hour hands. The reverse side is silver clous de Paris guilloché, giving the watch an entirely different mood without forgoing an ounce of style. The hands are fashioned in the same sword shape, but with Super Luminova for those times when a little extra visibility is needed.
A day night indicator is made available as well, which is a noteworthy addition as we recall all parts are fashioned in the Grand Maison’s Vallee de Joux facility.
The strap is a bolstered shell cordovan by Casa Faglano, the legendary atelier that scarcely offers straps for individual purchase. Engraved on the back is Edition Spéciale.
Our watch includes all boxes and papers as it was sold by the boutique.
Size: 37.5×47.5mm, 9.5mm thick
Metal: stainless steel, case and chassis.
Dials: blue lacquer/guilloché silver
Hands and markers: white gold, (with Super luminova on 2nd dial.)
Movement: JLC 854/1 movement, 45 hour power reserve.