Jaeger-LeCoultre Q2708410

Collection: Reverso Gender: Men
Simply said, Jaeger-LeCoultre Q2708410 is a timepiece that you couldn’t possibly go wrong with. Not only that it has such flattering looks that sure to adds a dash of elegance into any of your favorite attires, as a Swiss mechanical watch, it is without a doubt considered as one among few of those timeless classics that have an indisputable good reputation and highly valued by even the most critical watch aficionados for their inside-out beauty.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Q2708410 26mm Reverso Grande Taille 270.84.10 Manual Hand Wound for men and women

Among the JLC’s renown Reverso family, this watch belongs to the Grande Taille variant of the Classique collection, a series of art-deco inspired 26mm mechanical timepieces that offer a simple functionality offerings of two hands and a small seconds, backed by the time-tested Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822 manual hand-wound movement at heart.

The Design’s Elements: Form and Functions


This ref. 2708410 model is presented in a stainless steel case with Silvered guilloché dial on Brown alligator leather bracelet. Goes without saying, it sports the family’s signature case’s unique design that is capable of sliding into its base and of turning completely on its axis that allowing you to transform it from an elegant timepiece to a piece of modern jewelry which if you’d like to, could be beautified with some engraving of your own choice --at some price, though.

Typical to the Reverso Grande Taille, Jaeger-LeCoultre Q2708410 is a large size for gents. Its polished rectangle case, that is made of premium grade stainless steel and nicely accented with fluting details on above and below the window has the same size as the Reverso Duo, which is excluding the crown, measures 26mm × 42.2mm and 9.3mm thick. Its whole construction is guaranteed to be watertight to 30 meters for practical sake, in which, you could easily tell that the built quality is superb as expected from how flawless the details of this 180º turnable case are.

Dial: Silvered Guilloché. This timepiece’s front face is protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal that features anti-reflective coating. Right behind the extra durable glass, is a Silvered dial that is decorated with a squared central sea-wave guilloché pattern, and skilfully coated with a fine nickle layering by electrolysis in order to make the surfaces would remains as is for years to come. And speaking of the layout, it has a well balanced arrangement that is fashioned in such manner that makes it easy in the eyes while also providing an appreciable read-ability at once.

The dial features black transferred Arabic numeral hour markers, sword-shaped Blued-steel hour and minute “Bâton” hands, and a small seconds sub-dial that is situated at the 6 o’clock position. Its guilloché decorated part is surrounded with painted Black markers that representing the minute and hour (bolder) for easy reference, and within, there lays the watchmaker’s hallmarking right below the 12 o’clock position. And in addition, there is a tiny painted black “Swiss Made” at its center bottom. Meanwhile, the sub-dial features central concentric guilloché, a slim blue hand with rounded tail, and painted black stick and Arabic numeral markers.

Rear View. Jaeger-LeCoultre 2708410’s back face came in default with a clean mirror-like finish, giving you a freedom to personalizing it in any way you like. The "floor" is finished with perlage pattern, while the brushed caseback that is engraved with the watchmaker’s hallmarking, “Reverso”, “1000 Hours Control”, and several other markers that includes the watch’s serial numbering is flat, allowing it to sits comfortably on the wrist. And, at the case’s right hand side, lays a polished steel non-screw crown that is decorated with JLC’s emblem atop, and is fluted to makes it easier to use when you need to set or manually wind the watch.

As a lovely finishing touch, this watch’s rich looking Brown bracelet that is made of genuine alligator leather is fairly thick, supple, and does give you such a nice feeling when it hugs your wrist. It slightly tapers from 20 mm to 16 mm wide, long enough to accommodates up to 8 inches of wrist’s circumference, and for convenient fitting, it comes equipped with a steel double folding buckle clasp that is decorated with the brand’s hallmarking.

The Mechanical Manual-Winding Movement


Despite of its simplicity, Jaeger-LeCoultre Q2708410 is a mechanical timekeeper that is both accurate and reliable. Of course, as a manual-winding watch, let alone quartz, even it wont be as convenience as an automatic. But surely, it gives you something that no other movements can provide: the true heritage of traditional Swiss watchmaking. And, as we have already mentioned it once before, the watch employs the Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 822 inside, which is an exclusive mechanical manufacture manual hand wound movement that is personally developed, built, adjusted, and workshop crafted by JLC themselves with such finesse and immense level of control over quality.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822. Most of watch connoisseurs would be agree that when it comes to this kind of manual winding movement, it is hard, we mean, really hard, to find other calibres that are as good as the JLC 822. Yes, it has no COSC certification, not because that it isn’t qualified, but rather than that the watchmaker just prefer to not to certifying it. Well, mind you, they have their own 1000 Hours Control so that there is no need to do so. And, you can be sure that its performance is at least on par with those who have been certified as Chronometer grade movements.

Either in terms of function or aesthetic, Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 822 is indeed a sophisticated one. No less than 134 pieces of individual components that includes 21 jewels are ingeniously assembled within its slim yet sturdy construction that is less than 3mm thick, and, ensuring the endurance, it features a decent degree of shock as well as magnetism resistance. The movement itself is smoothly beating at the frequency of 21,600 alterations per hours, and it has a single barrel that when fully wound, capable to provides approximately 45 hours of power reserve. It has a fine finishing, too, even though we don’t have the luxury to conveniently take a good look at it as this JLC Classique Reverso Grande Taille has no exhibition caseback.

Note: Although the JLC calibre 822 has around 45 hours power reserve, still, it is advisable to wind it regularly, at least once a day to ensure a ensure good operating accuracy. Speaking of which, winding can be performed by turning the crown clockwise --the movement will automatically locks the crown when the barrel is full to avoid overwinding. [image].

An Outro: Thoughts, Pricing, and Review’s Closure


Whether as a wrist accessory or as a timekeeper, this 26mm Jaeger-LeCoultre Q2708410 is without a doubt, more than just a satisfactory wrist flattering timepiece. It is fashionable, practical, reliable, and you could say, a status-worthy one, too. The watch elegance and quality sense of good European design would sure to catch the fancy of those who are within your "social circle" (and beyond), while its pure mechanical sophistication do hold its own with a broad range of Swiss watch enthusiasts. And, in terms of versatility, this beauty do looks good on anything from casual to formal attires alike, although, it would sure to "shine" brighter on suits.

Of course, another thing that makes this gent’s luxury watch even harder to resists is the fact that it is reasonably priced with a value that can be easily justified by all of its quality offerings. Just like with any other JLC’s watches, there is no any of your single penny wasted in vain for it, speaking of which, its original manufacturer suggested retail price is $7,350.00.

Still, even if you love this watch, it would be much better if you take some time to take a look at the whole Reverso Grande Taille models before making a purchase. Who knows, there is other which suits you more better than this ref. 2708410 steel on leather variant. There are at least three another variants; steel on steel (ref. 2708110), rosegold on leather (ref. 2702421), and full rosegold (ref. 2702121), which all has the same design and features as the one you're looking at here in this page, with a vary of pricing due to the materials’ difference.

Watch’s Specification

Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Collection: Reverso
Series: Classique, Reverso Grande Taille (GT)
Model number: Q2708410

Ref: 2708410. also referred as 270.84.10.

Watch style: Gents (L/XL), Formal, Dress, Elegant

it would be an XXL for ladies.

Display type: Analog
Movement: Swiss manual winding

Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822. In house, mechanical manufacture movement that is crafted, assembled, adjusted, and decorated personally by JLC. Swiss made, mechanical manual hand wound movement.

Specs
Function: Two hands with small seconds. Size: Compact, 2.94mm thick. 134 parts. 21 jewels. beats at 21,600 vph (3 Hz). provides ± 45 hour of power reserve. accuracy adjusted and tested in 5 positions. average deviation less than ± 5 secs/day.

Functions: Hour, Minute, Small seconds
Dial: Silvered

Silvered dial with squared central sea-wave guilloché pattern, featuring Blued steel baton hands, transferred Black Arabic numeral hour markers, painted minutes markers around the inner rim, and small seconds at 6.

The watch’s "second face" that is accessible via its unique slide-and-turn-able case’s design is solid, a mirror polished stainless steel.

Window: Sapphire Crystal

scratch resistant, anti-reflective coated

Case: Stainless steel

Rectangle, Ø 26 mm × 42.2 mm (excluding crown), ± 9.3 mm thick. fine brushed and polished.

Bezel: Stainless steel

stationary bezel. polished.

Caseback: Solid

Stainless steel. brushed, engraved.

Crown: Non-screw crown

Stainless steel. fluted, logoed.

Bracelet: Alligator / Crocodile leather

Brown. textured pattern, decorated with tonal stitching. ± 20mm ~ 16 mm wide. Men’s standard length, up to 8 inches.

Clasp: Double folding buckle clasp
Notable Features: JLC Reverso signature design
Water resistant: 30 m (3 ATM / 3 feet)

daily wear, not suitable for prolonged contact with water.

Additional info: -

MSRP

$

Rate: 1

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price or Recommended Retail Price listed here may or may not reflecting the actual selling price of this Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch. You should use it and/or its conversion value for estimation only.

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The Jaeger-LeCoultre 26mm Reverso Grande Taille 270.84.10 Manual Hand Wound review in this page is written by Rief at Tuesday, August 27, 2013. The post is tagged as $5000 up to $10000, 26mm, 30m, analog, dress, jaeger-lecoultre, manual, men, mid end, on leather, rectangle, small second, stainless steel, swiss manual, two hands, watch.

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