Introducing Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds in GreenBy Neha S Bajpai
While I have always been smitten by the Reverso and its swivelling case, there was this gorgeous burgundy iteration introduced a couple of years ago that got me totally head over heels for the Tribute Small Seconds. What’s so enticing about a coloured dial, one may argue. Well, it wasn’t just the rich-red sunray-brushed dial that impressed me but this whole dynamism it brought about with the polished steel case, the facetted hour markers, dauphine-style hands and the small seconds counter at 6 o’clock. To top it all, the watch was offered on a matching Casa Fagliano strap, which made the piece simply irresistible!
As part of the Reverso’s 90th anniversary celebrations this year, Jaeger-LeCoultre has enriched the Tribute Small Seconds collection with a luscious green lacquered dial. We have seen plenty of green dials this season but this one, I assure you, is refreshingly chic. Reminiscent of the deep green of the pine forests surrounding Jaeger-LeCoultre’s manufacture in the Vallée de Joux, the new Tribute Small Seconds is a homage to the stylish lacquered dials made by the brand in the 1930s.
In tune with the signature design elements of the Reverso Tribute, the new model has the hours marked by applied indexes rather than numerals, neat dauphine hands adding a visual depth to the lacquered surface and the customary sunray pattern inside the watch’s cradle.
Besides its aesthetic appeal, the watch is suitably endowed with the in-house manually-wound Calibre 822/2. The Tribute Small Seconds has a slim 8.5mm case that carries this specially designed rectangular shaped movement, which delivers a power reserve of 42 hours. It beats at 21,600 vph and provides indications for the hours, the minutes, and the sub-seconds.
Last but not the least, the Casa Fagliano strap in green reconnects this Reverso to its roots in the sport of polo. Since 2011, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been creating special straps in collaboration with the famed Argentine bootmakers, who are known for some of the finest leather boots made for equestrian sports. Made from a selection of the finest pieces of cordovan leather, the Fagliano strap lends a dashing look to this sporty icon.
REVERSO TRIBUTE SMALL SECONDS (Reference: Q3978430)
Movement: Manually wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822/2; 42 hours of power reserve; water resistant up to 30 meters.
Case: 45.6 x 27.4 mm steel case; 8.5mm thick
Strap: Green calf
Price: USD 8,950