Jaeger-LeCoultre asserts that guilloche-style machine engraving is used for the look of the oceans on the “Earth dial” which is in the center of the world-time display disk. It’s not a particularly beneficial dial facility, but it’s visually appealing and is precisely what some folks feel makes the Geophysic, nicely, the Geophysic. Additional Geophysic watch collection themes along that exact same vein include small points of luminant applied round the periphery of this dial.On the wrist, you get a coherently “real” tool watch with the added appeal of decoration with all the blue lacquer-covered guilloche partial-globe, valuable materials from the platinum case, and needless to say, mechanical exclusivity in the haute horology movement. Of course, this all comes at a cost. Future versions in less valuable metal may cost somewhat less, but the limited edition of 100 pieces reference Q8126420 Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time Tourbillon in platinum is priced at around $145,000. Bucking the current trend in watchmaking in which ‘older’ is hot, but ‘too-old’ is not, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso spent the year celebrating its 85th birthday with the Tribute Calendar announced at SIHH 2016 — a fully modern, yet carefully maintained icon which we recently had a chance to experience in 18k rose gold. A totally stunning double faced watch, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar watch will make enthusiasts drool. Even people a little more tired of the ubiquitous Reverso will probably realize that the implementation of watches such as this one is exactly why the line has come to define Jaeger-LeCoultre, for better or worse.85 years is a long time. And in all that time since, the Reverso has mostly escaped major change to the double-sided swiveling case arrangement and art deco design language, yielding one of these impossibly classic watches which just never gets old — rather literally and figuratively. And while it’s awfully easy to lose count of the plethora of versions we’ve seen over time, 1 thing is certain — the Reverso is a veritable time capsule, beloved and easily counted among the ranks of different icons like the Rolex Submariner, Omega Speedmaster Professional, or the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak — only this watch predates the above by multiple decades each.

Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Duetto Silver Dial Men's Leather Hand Wound Watch Q2588420

With their nature, world timers have busy dials. I can’t think of a way to have a world map on the dial up and still keep a minimalist look. But, there are small elements that could make or break a world timer dial. Many have dials with maps printed on these that are inclined to look flat and a little dead but not in the event of their Geophysic Universal Time. Here, the map appears to be piled on the dial just like a bas-relief and supplies the dial a few feel. The employed markers are also a wonderful touch.Another common complaint with world timers that a lot of collectors have are the hands, which are inclined to be modest. This is again a consequence of design because the actual time-telling dial is very small and the hands must be limited to this radius. If you’ve discovered the hand span to be an issue on the planet timers, then the Geophysic Universal Time might not be the right watch for you. The sword shaped palms are brilliantly polished and filled with Super-LumiNova. In practice, legibility should not be a problem in many situations.The Geophysic Universal Time is housed at a 41.6mm steel case. The case construction and details are fairly straightforward but well implemented with a polished bezel, caseband and lugs, and a simple fluted crown. The case styling is reminiscent of dress watches from a few decades ago. The new update, while seemingly small on paper, makes a substantial visual difference. The Geophysic Universal Time is currently offered on a fine-link metal bracelet.

Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Duetto Silver Dial Men's Leather Hand Wound Watch Q2588420

But before we talk more about the newest dial alternatives let’s see the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Second watch. It comes in a stainless steel case and also steps 47mm by 28.3mm and is 10.3mm thick, so it’s very modestly sized. It’s two faces – therefore the Duo title – driven with one motion, allowing it to display time in two time zones. Water-resistance is 30 meters.The movement inside is your hand-wound JLC Calibre 854A/2, which is a somewhat simple motion that defeats in 3Hz and is produced out of 160 parts with 19 jewels. Power reserve is a standard-range 40 hours.The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Second watch includes two dials that the wearer may flip between with the eye still on the wrist (in case you’re unfamiliar with all the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso concept). The main witness dial is in silver and features a vertical brushed finish and a hands guilloche centre with a small seconds index at 6 o’clock. The hands are blued for an extra bit of elegance. Overall, like many other Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watches, the primary dial of this Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Second oozes lots of Art Deco cool and elegance.If you flip the case around, you will be greeted with the next Traveling Time dial. On the regular Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Secondly watch, this dial includes Clous de Paris engraving and a useful day/night indicator. But now, there are three new dial options featuring exotic stones. Let’s enter these three new dial choices right now.

Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Duetto Silver Dial Men's Leather Hand Wound Watch Q2588420

If you’re searching in the $5,000 to $10,000 range and are searching for an everyday watch from a great brand with a distinctive yet vintage charm, any one of those three will likely fit your bill. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date will retail for a cost of $5,700 USD, together with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph selling for $8,000, and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Geographic claiming $9400. Slim pickings or not, these sector dial Master models from JLC were readily some of my favourite new models shown at SIHH and will probably end up being quite well known at the coming months.One of the aesthetically striking watches of SIHH 2017 was the first “universal time tourbillon” by Swiss Jaeger-LeCoultre, and it’s predictably bold and indeed very expensive. Our David explained how this “top notch” Geophysic built on the contemporary retro-inspired group of watches that will be, in turn, dependent on a range of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches from the 1950s. Unlike the standard group of Geophysic watches with their “authentic second” (dead-beat) ticking seconds hands, the 2017 Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time Tourbillon combines a world-time complication using an “orbital” flying tourbillon – at a somewhat visually magnificent manner.While the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time Tourbillon watch is neat-looking in images, you need to see this watch at operation to love it. First, there is the ritzy solid-platinum case that is 43.5mm broad. It is comfortable on the wrist and obviously more eye-catching than the majority of the remainder of the Geophysic set – particularly the three-hand models. Obviously, that the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time Tourbillon assembles on the normal Geophysic Universal Time (hands-on here) that is a clever mixture of an eye nerd-themed, in-house-made automatic movement using the “true second” ticking seconds hand and the world-time index.

Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Duetto Silver Dial Men's Leather Hand Wound Watch Q2588420
Silver-tone stainless steel case with a black alligator leather strap. Fixed silver-tone stainless steel bezel. Silver dial with blue hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Dial Type: Analog. Jaeger LeCoultre Calibre 854B/2 hand wind movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Case size: 40 mm x 24 mm. Case thickness: 9.5 mm. Rectangle case shape. Water resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet. Functions: hour, minute. Additional Info: second dial features 30 diamonds (~0.52 carats). Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Duetto Silver Dial Mens Leather Hand Wound Watch Q2588420.

Information


  • Jaeger LeCoultre

  • Q2588420

  • Men’s

  • Swiss Made

  • Hand Wind

  • Jaeger LeCoultre Calibre JLC 854B/2

  • 45 hours

Case


  • 40 mm x 24 mm

  • 9.5 mm

  • Stainless Steel

  • Rectangle

  • Additional 12 Hour Hand

Dial


  • Analog

  • Silver

  • Scratch Resistant Sapphire

  • Blue

  • Arabic Numeral

  • Fixed

Band


  • Strap

  • Alligator Leather

  • Black

Features


  • 30 meters / 100 feet

  • Hour, Minute, Day/Night Indicator

  • Alligator Leather, Diamond, Leather, Stainless Steel

Additional Info


  • Luxury Watches
  • 2 Year Jomashop Warranty


  • 7630007190249

  • Second Dial features 30 diamonds (~0.52 carats)

  • JLC-Q2588420

  • Watches

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