Jaeger-LeCoultre watches and London’s Large Ben strike a remarkable alliance
Jaeger-LeCoultre watches has engraved London’s representational clock tower on the rear of its most legendary watch design to celebrate the outlet of their flagship boutique on Old Bond Street. London’s Large Ben and Swiss Jaeger-LeCoultre get together within this Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Exclusive Edition of just 26 pieces, predestined to become collector’s item the moment it continues purchase this summer time in the new Jaeger-LeCoultre London boutique.
The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 collection, which we’ve already observed in its Rouge and Chocolate renditions, completes the trilogy with this particular deep eco-friendly lacquered dial – a color that brings up Britain’s eco-friendly countryside, Wimbledon as well as the polo fields that inspired the development of the Reverso watch in 1931. A petition by officials positioned in India to find away out to safeguard the glass and dial of the watches throughout a polo match brought for an ingenious solution along with a winning design. In 1931, Jaeger-LeCoultre filed a patent because of its reversible watch having a swivel-based situation that may be turned to safeguard the glass, and by doing this produced the Reverso.
The elegant and clean design ethos, which captures the skill Deco period under way, is fully respected, and also the reverse of the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch features an engraving from the Structure of Westminster and it is clock tower, attracted by design and artistic director, Janek Deleskiewicz.
The movement of London’s Large Ben was entrusted to clockmaker John Dent and performed by his stepson in 1854. Gargantuan compared to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin calibre 822, just 2.94mm thick, both actions have acquired a status for exceptional reliability. It wouldn’t be an unexpected when the founding father of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, Antoine LeCoultre – who had been granted a gold medal for his contribution to the introduction of the watchmaking industry in the 1851 Universal Exhibition – had met with John Dent throughout his sojourn to London.
Zahra Kassim-Lakha, director of United Kingdom marketing and global technique is “proud that British mania is constantly on the thrive at Jaeger-LeCoultre. This Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 Exclusive Edition is different towards the Maison’s elegant new flagship at 13 Old Bond Street. I invite enthusiasts and enthusiasts of design to uncover this watch this summer time. With Large Ben and Reverso, it’s simply two symbols in a single.