As 2010 winds down, I cannot help but wonder what next year’s Baselworld and SIHH will bring. A question I have been asked several times of late is, “What is Breitling going to debut in Basel after coming out with so many new limited edition pieces?” I wish I knew! Breitling is clearly a brand on the up and up, and I cannot wait to see what they come up with next.
One model that we know will be unveiled at SIHH 2011 is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Ultra Thin, a timepiece commemorating the 80th anniversary of the brand’s iconic piece. The Reverso watch was initially designed for polo players who wanted an indestructible watch while going through the intensities of their sport. For that reason, the model has a revolving caseback that can protect the dial and keep it unexposed. This feature allowed people to personalize their watch by engraving the caseback with their initials or a family emblem. The timepiece has been overwhelmingly popular ever since.
The 2011 Reverso will be the thinnest version of the model yet, at 7.2mm thick. The watch will be powered by the brand’s Calibre 822 movement and will be made in the larger “Grande” Reverso 46mm by 27.5mm casesize. The model is extremely simplistic in its design and will be available in both stainless steel and pink gold, with either a black or white dial. The much-anticipated piece will also be offered in two slightly different dial versions, one being a limited edition. The standard production version will use Arabic numerals at “12” and “6” o’clock, while the limited edition version will use solely stick markers.
Reading about this piece got me incredibly stoked about all of the other new releases that will follow it this coming year.
Any speculation as to what Breitling may show in Switzerland?