2010s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.8.62
Ref: 270.8.62

2010s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.8.62
2010s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.8.62
2010s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.8.62
2010s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.8.62
2010s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.8.62
2010s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.8.62
2010s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.8.62
2010s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.8.62
2010s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.8.62
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£3,950.00
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Specification

Reference : 270.8.62
Movement : Manually Wound JLC Cal. 822
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : Circa. 2010s
Case Size : 26mm
Case Thickness : 9.5mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 
20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Swing Tag
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with a JLC box & swing tag, as photographed. The watch comes paired with a 20mm brown leather strap and a signed folded deployment clasp. The watch is from Circa. 2010s and is in worn condition, as you can see, a full case and clasp refurb can be provided at an additional cost on request. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rO0pb8z710juQkIZIIKP_dQP-GzY5O3Y?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 21:43 - https://youtu.be/hm13BLBtHIw


The Watch

Here we have a 2010s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille 270.8.62 clearly inspired by the geometric forms of the 1930s Art Deco, the Reverso was first introduced in 1930, it was made for polo players who wanted to protect their watch dials when playing. A 26mm stainless steel rectangular case, its elegant profile is polished with deep horizontal lines, creating a classic look, the case gently slopes towards the lugs¬†and its lug-to-lug length of 42mm and case thickness of just 9.5mm ensures a comfortable fit on the wrist. The flat rectangular sapphire crystal protects a silver and white dial, and black Arabic numeral indexes mark the hours. An inner minute track is precisely executed, at 6 o‚Äôclock a recessed rectangle sub-seconds. Fine sword hands sit majestically in the centre. At 12 o‚Äôclock we have the Jaeger-LeCoultre motif and above the sub-dial ‚ÄúReverso‚ÄĚ complete this striking dress watch. When you flip the watch you find an attractive vertical perlage and a sterile case back perfectly fitted with Reverso engraved into it. Inside a manually wound JLC Cal. 822, 21 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes paired with a 20mm brown leather strap and a signed folded deployment clasp, and the watch comes with its JLC presentation box and swing tag.


Personal Note

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille is arguably one of the best modern Reverso models on the market and this size is the perfect proportion for most wrist sizes! If you've not had the privilege of trying on one of these models before I'd highly recommend booking an appointment to come try it on, but be warned, you will fall in love and want to add it to your collection.


The Brand

Antoine LeCoultre founded LeCoultre in 1833 in the small village of Le Sentier, Switzerland. By 1866, LeCoultre’s workshop had grown from home-run manufacturers spread across Switzerland to installing modern steam-driven machines to power the tools of all of the watchmakers moving them from their homes and bringing them together, in one central unit. Now named LeCoultre & Cie, the company became the very first manufacturer in the Vallée de Joux Switzerland. Antoine and his son  Elie LeCoultre employed more than 500 watchmakers in-house. In 1903 Edmond Jaeger, a watchmaker in Paris making watches for the French Navy, challenged the Swiss manufacturers to produce an ultrathin movement. Jacques-David LeCoultre, Elie’s son, rose to the challenge and created the world’s thinnest pocket watch, equipped with the LeCoultre 146 calibre, measuring just 1.38 mm thick. Over the following years, Jaeger and LeCoultre kept in touch, building a strong friendship, and in 1937 Jaeger-LeCoultre was founded. In 2013 they celebrated their 180th Anniversary. Creating iconic timepieces like the Reverso wristwatch and the brilliantly engineered Atmos clock. During the war years, the Mark VII pilot watches of the 1940s were so accurate the Royal Air Force used them as aerial navigation instruments; later they created the first automatic watch to house a power-reserve indicator in 1948 that was used by the US Army Air Corps. Jaeger-LeCoultre has developed and revolutionised the watch industry like no other manufacturer. Since 2000 they have been a fully owned subsidiary of the Swiss luxury group Richemont. This group includes Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, IWC Schaffhausen, Panerai, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, Montblanc, Dunhill, and Chloé.