Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open

Par Florian Matrion, le 17 juillet 2010
Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open
Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open
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2010 novelty, the Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open is a "sport/trendy" declination of the Reverso, the emblematic model of the "Grande Maison". Review.
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L'avis de la rédaction
68.5/100
Note des internautes
73/100

2010 novelty, the Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open is a "sport/trendy" declination of the Reverso, the emblematic model of the "Grande Maison".

Jaeger-LeCoultre, known for the classicism and the timeless sobriety of its models tempts thus an incursion here in the world of the “new watch making” where rubber, nylon and other “high tech” materials replace fine polished steel and ostrich leather.

 

A return to basics ?

If the Reverso is considered nowadays as a smart watch, it was at the beginning a pure sports watch.
Its swinging box has been designed to protect the glass from shocks during the polo match that the British officers of the beginning of the century were crazy about.
This declination of the Palermo Open is thus a kind of comeback to the original sports mind.

 

A manufacture far from the usual codes

The black casings are trendy: PVD treatment, ceramics, composite...
A lot of solutions have been tested by the competitors.
But the one from JLC seems unheard-of: the steel casing is molded from a casting of soft and relatively flabby rubber (a nail can almost be stuck in).
A choice that will never leave somebody indifferent!
It contributes to the looks and maybe to the absorption of shocks.
But what about the resistance to scratching, rubbing, etc...?
If the rubber wears out, is it necessary to change the casing while it would just need to polish again a model made of steel ?

 

The steel casing of this Squadra is molded from a casting of soft and relatively flabby rubber. A choice that will never leave somebody indifferent !

 

A sapphire back

The purists could also think that a sapphire back is an aberration on a Reverso: why indeed turn over the casing to protect the glass from the dial if it is to expose the movement's one?

Well, simply because it would be a pity to go without the view on the caliber Jaeger-LeCoultre 754.

Very well finished, it is a piece of bravura that combines the function of chronograph (with a visible column wheel), second time zone and big date.

It is responsible of the high price of this Squadra but contributes greatly to the pleasure to wear it.
All the more that it is not necessary to take off the watch to admire its movement !

 

 

A sports watch... not completely sports

This Squadra is exceptionally comfortable.
But it is a pity that Jaeger-LeCoultre did not make a real sport watch that measures up its looks.
The waterproofness remains identical to the classical models (50m), which makes the merest swimming rather inadvisable...
As for the readability, it is not really optimum : not really instinctive in broad day light (the hands are too small and do not contrast enough with the dial) for the hour and the chronograph, it is refined for the second time zone while the night readability is nonexistent...

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, this new Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open offers an innovative sports design allied to a superb caliber.
It is a pity that the functionalities of the watch do not come up to its pretentions...

 

The +:

  • finishing and complication of the movement
  • excellent comfort
  • originality

 

The –:

  • unknown durability of the rubber coating
  • readability
  • a too weak waterproofness

 

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  • Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open
  • Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open
  • Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open
  • Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open
  • Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open
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L'avis de la rédaction 68.5/100

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Qualité de la boîte et de la sur-boîte (/1) 0
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Note des internautes 73/100

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