Although there are only a few new editions in the series, it can be said that 2021 has been a landmark year for Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso so far. From the exquisite enamel craftsmanship of Reverso Tribute Enamel Hokusai “Kirifuri Waterfall” to the incredible complication of Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 limit. In its latest version, the brand has returned to more familiar areas with a new minute repeater version, focusing more on the visual art of displaying complex functions, rather than introducing new concepts for the series. The new limited edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater brings a well-thought-out dual-dial skeleton style and complex minute repeater complication to the simple decorative art lines of the Reverso series, and has an impressive depth of finishing.
The polished rose gold case of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater maintains the classic Art Deco design of the series, although it is indeed measured on the larger side of the current Reverso spectrum at 51.1 mm x 31 Mm. The overall case thickness is 11.4 mm, allowing the inclined lugs and grooved rotating central case to be balanced and symmetrical in the initial image. The sliding button that activates the 10 o’clock chime is also redesigned from the previous Reverso minute repeater design, presenting a more stylish and low-key shape, and the coin edge surface increases the grip. Since this is a dual-dial design, the idea of the back cover of the Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater is a bit misleading, but the two reversible dials naturally use sapphire crystal.
Although the two dials of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater are completely hollowed out, each dial shows a distinctly different feature in the image. The main dial is a pair of more complex and adventurous dials, and the skeleton bridge network highlights the complexity of the three-question complex function. These upper bridges and minute repeater gongs are made of rose gold matched with the case, and are made of vertical drawing, Geneva waves and blue screws. They are visually combined with the centrifugal adjuster and the open type below. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater .The main barrel is separated. The long dagger-like application of multi-faceted rose gold hour markers and chemin-de-fer external minute track above this gorgeous skeleton display keeps the standard layout of Reverso intact, while the silver princess hands are responsible for the timing function. However, even with these large indexes and contrasting hands, this main dial does show illegible signs in the initial image. In contrast, the second hollow dial on the bottom cover is more visually reserved and single-layered, with a simpler hollow layout, showing more main timing functions instead of complicated minute repeating complications. Like the main dial, this reverse option uses the series’ iconic index, minute track, and Prince Princess phone, but here, the brand presents all hardware as a unified rose gold, which is more prominent in the context of the movement . The plates, bridges, balance bridges and balance bridges use a uniform Côtes de Genève pattern, with highlights such as golden balance wheel, golden gear train, gilded engraved text and blue screws, creating a strong focus in the image. The deep-engraved sign at 6 o’clock is also a prominent element, and the high-relief texture gives this less complex layout a sense of visual depth.
In terms of performance, Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater has redesigned the internal Calibre 944 manual winding Minute Repeater movement to give full play to the advantages of its complex functions. The Calibre 944’s power reserve is below the average 35 hours at a beat rate of 21,600 bph. Jaeger-LeCoultre combines classic luxury design with the same classic dark cognac brown alligator leather strap.
Although it may not be the most revolutionary Reverso product in 2021, the limited edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater has become one of the most attractive Review cheap watch cases with its gorgeous hollow design and romantic minute repeater complication.