Great piece Andrew - thanks
May 13, 2013,00:08 AM
Now must wind my Reverse Geographique...
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Just when I thought I had lost it...
By: Ophiuchus : May 12th, 2013-21:01
..you brought back my love for Jaeger. The Reverso has always been a favorite of mine, and some collegues had turned me off them due to the courseness of their finishing in items such as the coates de geneve compared to other brands. I had lost some respe...
Thanks and glad I could re-ignite to the passion
By: 219 : May 13th, 2013-13:30
for JLC. While we all like to see exemplary finish in terms of Cotes Geneve stripes, it is not the be all and end all. It certainly does not add directly to chronometric performance. I dont know on Sylvain Golay and the family name. I will say this: from ...
By: cfn : May 13th, 2013-02:53
Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for sharing this story. The watches are highly impressive by themselves, but the story makes them even more so. Best, Claus
Ectasy for every true watch lover
By: Ares501 - Mr Green : May 13th, 2013-03:19
Just an amazing post...so much passion and love emerge from every paragraph. JLC is indeed the Grande Maison Thank you very much for this horological historical treat Cordially Damjan
By: walidk : May 13th, 2013-05:18
Sometimes the story of the people behind a piece is lost in the overarching story of the piece and the manufacture. The human element is clearly shown here to extend from pre production until it arrives on our wrists - for those of us lucky enough to enjo...
Thanks. It is about the people and what struck me
By: 219 : May 13th, 2013-13:39
about JLC was the long tenure of all at the Manufacture. There was a general love of what was accomplished and the freedom to let creativity thrive. Then as now. Andrew H
A manufacture is....
By: Rhyzen : May 13th, 2013-06:27
.... Only as strong as its core of watchmakers. Things augurs well for JLC from what I read here. Kudos for the insightful write-up!
What a read.. What a post.. What a pleasure to devour ..
By: hs111 : May 13th, 2013-08:19
Thank you so much for this 'piece of work'; - I read and re-read it already twice, but guess I'll still have several enjoyable iterations, before I may have ingested enough of this knowledgable and great document, Containing so much information and still ...
Thanks for this superb article, Andrew and for reminding us some facts.
By: amanico : May 13th, 2013-12:02
About the JLC History. As for the Reverso, it has indeed been said that Italians have been responsible for the renewed interest of the Reverso, and it is interesting to know who, PRECISELY, was involved in that. We can also add that in the early 80ies, JL...
thank you so much for this
By: donizetti : May 13th, 2013-13:53
circling this Reverso series(especially the repeater) for the longest time and this article is the best thing I have read and seen about it. Outstanding. Best, Andreas
Among the Best of PuristSPro!
By: patrick_y : May 13th, 2013-14:08
Truly a fantastic epilogue of the rose gold Reverso series. Great report Andrew, with the invaluable insight of the creative watchmakers at Jaeger-LeCoultre. They all look so young in that cycling photograph. Especially Eric Coudray. Great report Andrew! ...
Thanks a bunch Andrew
By: nikolaj : May 13th, 2013-14:39
I have the immense pleasure of having the RG Chrono within reach on a daily basis and I love it. To read your post about its historical importance for the manufacture and seeing your pictures of the entire family only fortifies the feelings. I love the 80...
By: ingmar : May 13th, 2013-15:45
This kind of organization and dedication makes me proud to own and wear JLC., especially the Reverso.
A wonderful read
By: long71 : May 13th, 2013-22:07
Many thanks to you for this effort, Andrew Conor
The story was supposed to continue...
By: watchme : May 14th, 2013-07:16
in the 2000's with a series in platinum, but with the advent of XGT cases and the Antoine LeCoultre in platinum, it was never completed. The Reverso Platinum Number One (skeleton), in 2001, the Reverso Platinum Number Two (tourbillon w/power reserve) in 2...
And you are correct: it was supposed to be continued...
By: 219 : May 16th, 2013-01:31
in platinum and with the skeleton number 1, and I held out hope for a skeleton series, but somewhere along the line, the Manufacture shifted into other innovations, watch cases, and movements, and to great effect. Within a year or two of letting go of the...
After reading this wonderful story,
By: kingmatic : May 14th, 2013-19:38
I have an even greater appreciation for the brand, but mostly for the extraordinary JLC´s watchmakers Thank´s for sharing Kingmatic
Thank You Andrew
By: dreamer8 : May 14th, 2013-20:10
Great reference post which I have bookmarked. Your article made me search for my JLC catalogues and to page through them. I found pictures of a more youthful and other team members. Cheers,dreamer
Very nice work Andrew
By: Mark in Paris : May 15th, 2013-05:57
I had great pleasure in reading (and learning) thanks a lot! Cheers, Mark
I used to
By: sybelite : May 19th, 2013-07:44
Own the minute repeater reverso, I miss all the reverso I've had that I've sold, especially the white gold Art Deco.
Oldie but a Goodie
By: Brandon Skinner : February 22nd, 2015-12:23
I chanced upon this article while in the search for something else. I wasn't around to read this article when it was first published but I can say articles like this are exactly why the PuristPro forum and it's community of members and moderators is the v...