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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra World Chronograph Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com Although the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has roared past its 80th birthday, the Reverso Squadra World Chronograph remains unique chapter within that sprawling history. Not only is this Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra one of the most complicated Reverso models ever made, it's one of the rarest: only 1,500 were built for the 2006 limited edition. The Squadra takes Jaeger-LeCoultre's signature watch back to its roots: the active lifestyle. No evening watch, the Reverso Squadra is meant to go blow-for-blow with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshores and Rolex Yacht-Master IIs of the world. One of only 1,500 units produced, this Squadra World Chronograph boasts the largest case ever featured on a series-production Reverso. The grade 5 titanium resists scratches with the resilience of stainless steel, and the minimal mass of Ti means that the mighty Squadra wears much smaller than its 53mm lug-to-lug span suggests. Inside the massive rotating case, a JLC in-house chronograph with world timer and grand date powers displays on two opposing dials. Even better, this is one of the few automatic Reversos ever built, so the Squadra World Chronograph is a very practical daily driver. With a 65-hour power reserve and automatic winding, the Squadra's many dials and settings won't require constant attention. But operation of the chronograph is a pure pleasure thanks to this in-house caliber 753's column wheel actuator. As with high-end chronographs from Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Zenith, the column wheel ensures crisp tactile feedback when cycling the chronograph. For good measure, a vertical clutch engagement permits smooth starts, precise resets, and the continuous operation of the chronograph (as a center seconds hand) without hazard to the movement. thewatchbox.com's Reverso Squadra World Chronograph combines the comfort of a rubber strap with the security of a trigger-actuated double deployant clasp. See it in high-resolution images on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso