Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso 'Wempe 125th Anniversary'

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REF 270.8.44
Manual-winding
26 MM
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SKU AS04464
Article Number 40980006
ref 270.8.44
case size 26 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color White
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed navy blue alligator strap with signed steel deployant clasp.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing signs of light professional refinishing and normal signs of wear from age and use. Textured silver and white dial with printed indices are in as-new condition with matching blued-steel 'sword' handset. Case back shows some light marks from wear. Signed crown.
REF 270.8.44
Manual-winding
26 MM
– Show less
SKU AS04464
Article Number 40980006
ref 270.8.44
case size 26 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color White
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed navy blue alligator strap with signed steel deployant clasp.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing signs of light professional refinishing and normal signs of wear from age and use. Textured silver and white dial with printed indices are in as-new condition with matching blued-steel 'sword' handset. Case back shows some light marks from wear. Signed crown.

Why We Love it

If you haven't noticed, we have a real affection for heritage-inspired modern watches around here. I mean, if you want vintage looks with modern components, ease of service, and daily wearability, what could be better?

With that in mind we are proud to present this stunning Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille, an absolutely spectacular contemporary timepiece with killer Art Deco looks. The Reverso, despite being generally considered a dress watch, was originally developed for polo players who didn't want to remove their watches while on the field. By flipping the patented reversible inner case on its track, the dial display of the Reverso is hidden and protected from any knocks or persiflage one might encounter whilst galloping after a ball astride a horse in a muddy field, making it a suitable sports watch for that time.

This particular variation of the Grand Taille was created for the 125th Anniversary of Wempe and features a multi-tone satin silver and white dial with Arabic indices, a moonphase complication displayed in the 6:00 position, a night/day indicator at the 12:00 position, and an exhibition caseback on the flip-side of the watch displaying the hand-cranking movement - Lovely!

Suitable for any wrist, this piece remains in excellent condition throughout and retains its original strap and deployant clasp.

In terms of elegant design and horological prowess, this watch punches way above its weight class.

Brand Story

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Few watchmaking concerns are as storied as Jaeger-LeCoultre. Though the maison is not technically a member of the “Holy Trinity” of Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin, one could easily make the argument that it should be: After all, it was JLC that supplied movements to Patek from the beginning of the 20th century through the early 30s.

Founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoutlre in Le Sentier, Switzerland, the firm became the Jaeger-LeCoultre we know today when it merged with Parisian watchmaker Edmond Jaeger’s business in 1937. The two horological concerns collaborated on numerous projects before cementing their partnership, the most important of which was no doubt the Reverso. A sport watch with a reversible case, this ingenious timepiece was designed to offer protection to the watch dial — when engaged in sport or otherwise dangerous activity, the wearer would simply flip the case over, exposing its back to the world, rather than the vulnerable crystal.

But the Reverso is far from the only significant timepiece brought to market by JLC: The firm also produced the world’s thinnest pocket watch in 1907, powered by the Caliber 145. In 1929, the maison released the Caliber 101, still today the smallest mechanical movement. (Queen Elizabeth II wore a Caliber 101-equipped wristwatch to her coronation in 1953.) And perhaps no other watchmaker is world-renowned for their production of a clock in the way that JLC is famous for the Atmos. Invented by Jean-Léon Reutter, it’s powered by miniscule changes in atmospheric pressure — Edmon Jaeger acquired the patent and licensed it beginning in 1936. The Atmos is still produced in numerous forms today, and remains the Swiss government’s foremost diplomatic gift.

From classic, near-centuries old designs like the Reverso and the Atmos to modern über-complications such as the brilliant Master Gyrotourbillon, Jaeger-LeCoultre remains on the cutting edge of horological technology nearly two centuries after its founding.

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Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso 'Wempe 125th Anniversary'

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