On the 9th of August 2015, Singapore celebrates its 50th year of independence. To mark this momentous occasion, Jaeger Le Coultre has produced a watch that we think is a very fitting tribute. Introducing the Jaeger LeCoultre Grande Reverso Night & Day Singapore Special edition.
The Reverso has become an icon in watchmaking with its reversible case. The reverse side of the watch provides a canvas for something special to be placed there, something only the wearer of the watch knows is there.
The Grande Reverso case was chosen for this special edition timepiece. It measures 46,8 X 27,4 mm, and is 9.14mm thick. The case is made from stainless steel.
The dial features a silver-toned guilloché Clous de Paris pattern in the centre. This is surrounded by Arabic numerals for the hours. Located at the 6 o clock position is the day and night subdial, with the smaller inner circle decorated to differentiate the sun and the night sky. The hour and minute baton hands have been flamed blue, as well as the day/night triangular indicator. This provides a lovely contrast to the silver coloured dial and stainless steel case.
Flipping the watch to the reverse side, reveals what Jaeger LeCoutre placed as a fitting tribute to Singapore’s 50th year of independence.
The Singapore map is featured and is filled in with the flag of Singapore in a red and white lacquer, the years 1965-2015 in black have been placed underneath it. Majulah Singapura!(Onward Singapore!).
The movement powering the watch is the mechanical automatic winding, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 967B with a 42 hour power reserve.
It will be a limited to 50 pieces with no edition number present on the caseback.
We think Jaeger LeCoultre has done a wonderful job with this timepiece and it is a fantastic way to mark the 50th year of Singapore’s independence. Better be quick in securing one of the fifty pieces because we have a feeling these will be snapped up very very quickly!
The watch will retail for $13,900 Singapore Dollars and will only be available from the Jaeger-LeCoultre Flagship Boutiques in Singapore at ION Orchard and Marina Bay Sands.
- Steel: Q3808420
- Mechanical automatic winding movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 967B, crafted, assembled and decorated by hand
- 28,800 vibrations per hour
- 200 parts
- 28 jewels
- 4.05 mm thick
- 42-hour power reserve
- Hours, minutes, night and day indicator
- Silver-toned guilloché Clous de Paris and vertical-brushed/transferred numerals
- Hour and minute: blue facetted baton-type hands
- Night & Day Indicator: blue triangle-shaped hand
- In steel or 18-carat pink gold
- Size: 46,8 X 27,4 mm, thickness 9.14
- Polished finish
- Sapphire crystals
- “1000 Hours Control” indication appearing on the case-back
- Water resistant to 3 bars
Straps and buckle:
- Matt black alligator leather 20/18