"Wake up and give us what we're looking for"
Apr 09, 2021,02:00 AM
I asked JLC for a green dial variant of the Tribute Small Seconds model (via the London Boutique last summer). I do not claim the request to be original with me, and I suspect they were planning this item long before I asked for it, but still it is a watch that I was "looking for". I am sure there will be others, like Robin, who will also want to purchase this watch, and I suspect that JLC's market research reflects that. I am not sure that telling the manufacture to "wake up" will win the argument for you, though I do respect and admire your passion, and it's a pleasure to read other peoples' honest thoughts in this forum.
I think it would be a mistake to believe that JLC is done with Reverso releases for the rest of the year. We are barely four months in. The teaser image (by JLC in an official video) confirms this, and looks as though it may fit your definition of a mid-priced complication. Indeed, I think Catherine Rénier's voiceover specifically stated that there was more to come. I am not even sure that Shanghai will be the final word regarding the Reverso line for this year.
I sense that many manufactures are choosing to release some models as part of the excitement of W&W, while at the same time holding back other releases so that they can be announced when there is not so much competition for publicity. But I could be wrong.
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New Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds Green
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 7th, 2021-13:47
Just tried this at a JLC boutique event in Singapore followed by a small group JLC collectors' dinner. The green is very very nice ! Some quick live pics. I think if paired with a brown, grey or black strap it will look even better ! Green dial with green...
By: amanico : April 7th, 2021-23:22
Not yet my friend
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 7th, 2021-18:58
Boutiques have priority. The watch is a demo unit. We could only pay deposits not buy yesterday But will be in soon. Stay tuned.
Thanks for posting, Robin.
By: sirdavid : April 7th, 2021-14:10
Great to see a wrist shot. I think you're spot on. I'd love to see it on a tan/brown strap, with beige chinos. I sense it has more of a country squire vibe than a city gent?
By: amanico : April 7th, 2021-14:36
By: Gelato Monster : April 8th, 2021-17:07
Thanks Nico !
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 7th, 2021-19:00
Mine coming soon
By: amanico : April 8th, 2021-05:56
I felt the same
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 7th, 2021-19:01
And my wallet too
You guys in Singapore are so lucky!
By: sham1 : April 7th, 2021-15:57
I was invited to a JLC dinner and presentation last night but we were only treated to a video with no physical watches present.
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 7th, 2021-19:53
Very soon you can see them
Is it a dark olive green, Robin?
By: Ano Nuevo : April 7th, 2021-16:00
Or a chameleon green, depending upon the lighting? The photos on the web vary quite a bit. A.N.
It's more dark olive green
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 7th, 2021-19:02
But it can reflect under intense light to look brighter of course. Natural look is dark olive green. As I age maybe I am less accurate though. My kids tend to say they see lighter colors when I feel it's darker. Caveat on eyesight here lol
I am with you on that
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 7th, 2021-19:54
I didnt get the blue tribute small seconds because I have too many blue dial watches. The burgundy is less easy to match my typical clothes colours. So the olive green it is
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 7th, 2021-22:54
Don't tell her ! Say it's Nico :p
By: amanico : April 8th, 2021-23:20
Yes I think it will work very well Reuven
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 8th, 2021-05:25
Green and black goes very well. I'm thinking of brown but green and brown may end up looking like ..... a tree lol
This just looks wrong.
By: Horo_Traveler : April 8th, 2021-23:37
Sorry in advance if this come across as too strong, but it is from a good place as JLC got me into this hobby years ago and I’ve been hoping for years that their Rip Van Winkle decision makers will finally wake up and realize that their core value proposi...
By: amanico : April 9th, 2021-01:22
"Wake up and give us what we're looking for"
By: sirdavid : April 9th, 2021-02:00
I asked JLC for a green dial variant of the Tribute Small Seconds model (via the London Boutique last summer). I do not claim the request to be original with me, and I suspect they were planning this item long before I asked for it, but still it is a watc...
Catherine Rénier quote
By: sirdavid : April 9th, 2021-02:14
"2021 is an important year for Jaeger-LeCoultre as we celebrate the timeless story of Reverso. Throughout this coming year we have more innovations and surprises coming at La Grande Maison." I take that to suggest that at least some of the surprises yet t...
And I guess we should not forget...
By: sirdavid : April 9th, 2021-02:49
the limited edition Tribute Duoface in Burgundy and Rose Gold (398256J) when discussing the 90th anniversary celebration releases, even if it was officially unveiled at the very end of 2020. Though one could view it as simply a different dial colour varia...
Good points made
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 9th, 2021-05:57
Brands do need to take feedback from their passionate collectors
Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply those who ordered the green watch were dupes.
By: Horo_Traveler : April 9th, 2021-02:46
It is more the audacity of JLC believing that new colors in the same watch every year will continue to impress collectors. The boutique called me about the greenie and I told them I wasn’t looking to complete a Reverso rainbow. Let’s wait and see what the...
No worries buddy I know your intentions were good
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 9th, 2021-04:06
As collectors we must always expect more especially from grand maisons like JLC! I was pulling your leg when I said I was a dupe I happen to like the green to complement my blue Rio de Janerio Reverso. Cheers Robin
Thanks for sharing
By: Ping.Timeout : April 9th, 2021-18:55
A nice follow on to the burgundy reverso. Will likely drop by soon to MBS to view in person. Like others, i still winder if there will be more releases in the 1931 tribute style, similar to the London, rouge, bleu, US, rio de janeiro and rama LE. Perhaps ...
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 10th, 2021-01:51
Let's see what they come up with next
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 13th, 2021-06:56
JLC's Instagram revealed a teaser yesterday. Looks cool!
It's really nice in the metal
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 11th, 2021-18:24
The press pics make it look brighter and more vibrant but it looks darker and more mature in the real
By: benlee338 : April 11th, 2021-20:45
Do you know if this will be a boutique exclusive or limited run model ?
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 11th, 2021-22:09
It's a regular edition reference. Not limited and not boutique exclusive
Finally saw this in person today
By: Ping.Timeout : April 15th, 2021-23:22
In my opinion, even the official pics dont do justice. It’s mesmerizing to say the least. The green looks closer to olive green ala 5711 patek. Temptation to the max... already long waitlist. Saw the first 3 pieces for delivery, likely someone(s) in this ...
Lol glad you like it !
By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 16th, 2021-03:06
I know the 3 amigos... always these 3... same 3 in Singapore with the Rio de Janeiro blue reverso :p