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Lot #1876

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 277.8.62

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Introduction

Designed by René-Alfred Chauvot, the Reverso was conceived with the express purpose of being able to withstand the harsh beating a watch would endure during a game of polo. This was put to JLC by entrepreneur César de Trey as a challenge for the brand in 1930. Born the year following in 1931, the Reverso was a sports watch, thanks to its particular use-case. Thanks to its now-classical aesthetic and graceful design, the Reverso has evolved into a modern dress watch. However, in the 1930s, the Reverso needed to be more durable than other available watches; hence its ingenious reversible case was born. This protected the dial from a direct hit and gave the Reverso its name. Over 90 years later and the Reverso’s design lives on as one of the most recognizable in watchmaking. Launched to celebrate the Reverso’s 80th anniversary, the ref. 277.8.62 that we have here stands to celebrate the Reverso's iconic modern aesthetic. While there is a sister variant that retains the original 1931 Reverso's black dial, this variant boasts the Reverso's now iconic modern design, with a silver dial boasting intricate guilloche engraving, Arabic numerals and blued-steel sword-shaped hands that have all combined over the decades to become synonymous with JLC and their prized Reverso design. Offered as an enlarged variant standing 46mm tall and 27.5mm wide, yet just 7.5mm thick, the ref. 277.8.62 is the perfect watch for the modern collector that wants to appreciate the Reverso and its place within modern horology.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$3,000 – $6,000

The Details

Brand

JLC

Dimensions

27.5mm x 46.6mm x 7.5mm

Model

Grande Reverso Ultra Thin

Movement

Manual-wind cal. 822

Reference

277.8.62

Bracelet

Leather Strap

Year

Circa 2011

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Silver

THE DIAL

Featuring a dial with a pinstripe guilloche engraved center and a smooth periphery to house its Arabic numerals, the Reverso's iconic monochrome silver display is a delight to behold.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Standing 46.6mm tall and only 27.5mm wide, the Reverso's construction elegantly spans the wrist allowing for a large dial and an elegantly engraved case.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in near-mint oveall condition. watch exhibits little to no wear, with only the lightest of surface wear visible on the polished surfaces.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, the exotic skin strap will have to be removed.

Our Perspective

An icon that requires no introduction, the Reverso has been at the forefront of the horology industry since its launch and watch collectors have been eager to add it to their collection in some form or another for almost an entire century for very good reason.

Sam Hines

Managing Director