What happened to the watch ???? it used to be originally a central second !
When JLC bought it in 2006, it used to be a central second version.
What did they do with the watch, and why ????
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A look at Amelia Earhart's Reverso.
This is a Watch you will never see, other than at the Heritage Gallery of the JLC Manufacture, or during an " all over the world " exhibition, if you are Lucky. This Watch was made circa 1935, to celebrate Mrs Earhart's flight between Mexico and New York ...
and the best part is
that LeCoultre is not written above seconds dial :) seriously amazing piece the back side is just mesmerizing knowing when the watch was made thank you for this slice of heaven Best Damjan
Can you please remind JLC to issue a Tribute piece in 2015 to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of that flight. And to make the re-edition EXACTLY the same as this one ! Dean
... JLC should wait till 2035 ... seems more appropriate ... but you'll only have to wait a little bit longer :-) Filip (in an evil mood)
I know ...
... but take a look at me ... i'm now saving money for 2027 ... the year Longines will hopefully make a nice re-edition of Lindberghs watch ... :-) ... and i can't wait till 2069 for Omega to release a very epic Speedmaster ;-) .... Bim
VERY NICE shots!
of such a historical timepiece. The lacqured back is amazingly done. Looks great and also not so fragile like enamel (I believe some of the JLC Reversos have enamel backs but I believe enamel will crack when users flip the Reversos too hard/quick). Thanks...
A most unexpected "pilot's watch"
Well, I can't say I ever considered the Reverso a "pilot's watch," but it really works in this sense :-) It's as iconic of its era as Mrs. Earhart, and it *is* surprisingly readable with those standout Arabic numerals on the dial. Plus the dial, black str...
another piece of history and nice to know that JLC was on Earhart's wrist.. the caseback is fantastic..we have been meaning to do something to our TTR..
Thank you Nicolas !
You always surprise me! Thank you so much for letting us discover such unique pieces of history, such amazingly beautiful pieces! So simple, so nice, so classical with a subtle touch of originality; simply gorgeous! Best, Mike
WOW ! - What more can one say.. A juwel and a piece of history
.. in fact, for me, the front/ recto side is also marvellous, with this art Deco look .. Simply enjoyable ! And this one of these verso - backside always will leave us with admiration for the creator, the artist, and the person, to whose hommage this envo...
beautiful!! thanks for sharing
Lol!! Seems you caught them red-handed [again]... (y)
Maybe they are willing to show us the movement holding part, because than there is a chance to proof it originally was born center second, but we need to see if all case parts do have matiching numbers. Too funny indeed. This message has been edited by Il...
I don't think they "did" anything to the watch. There are clearly 2 watches - the " MEXICO NEW YORK " writing on the case-backs is quite different. I apologise if that is pointing out the obvious - I just mean that there need be no suggestion that the wat...
To my eye it looks more the engraving paint was repaired or renewed. ;) I'm sure Clavi can give us some more input regarding the picture he posted, since he wrote JLC bought the particular watch in 2006. How are chances to find a second example of a uniqu...
Extract from the 2006 auction description....
Amelia e Coultre, Reverso, case No. 12089 ..Made in the 1930s to celebrate the set by Amelia Earhart on May 8th, 1935, for the solo flight from Mexico City to New York..Fine and rare, rectangular and reversible, center- Marque : Jaeger-LeCoultre Collec...
Cal. 8''' ???
What would that be in a Reverso dating 1935 or later? With a central second it is likely to be fitted with a 11''' USC (or towards the end of the decade a 11''' LSC). But 8'''??? Never heard of. Looks like a rather expensive buy. Christian
Nice piece of history
An Iconic watch, an important moment in time. What a great post of a legendary watch. I hope I get to see it in real life one day. In the meantime it has given me a couple of ideas for engraving on my Reverso from 1934 ;) Have a great 2014! Best Edmond