Edwina Tops-Alexander, the world’s best obstacle horsewoman, recently visited the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory in Valley de Joux, Switzerland. After an in-depth visit to the magical world of watchmaking, she talked about her impressions of the watch factory: ‘This visit was very enlightening. I learned the entire process of watchmaking. I saw the work of the watchmaker firsthand before I really learned about watchmaking The intricacies of the details of how much labor it takes to make a watch. Now I dare not say which one is more complicated between making a watch and cultivating a horse race. ‘
Throughout 2012, Edwina will wear the Reverso watch to participate in obstacle racing. The Reverso watch originated from sports and has evolved from a simple model to a shiny and feminine evening watch.
The hour hand carved from stainless steel reveals a carefully crafted double-sided dial. The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin SQ large-scale skeletonized flip watch uses an ancient skeletonized process to reflect the superb skills and artistic accomplishments that only a few watchmakers have .
The mechanical movement is completely hollowed out and decorated by hand, so that the complex and beautiful mechanical structure is perfectly presented in front of the eyes. The craftsman uses a small carving knife to hollow out the material to make the internal structure as visible as possible. The biggest challenge is how to ensure perfect reliability. All the inner walls are then hand-brushed, chamfered, polished, engraved and engraved. The screws are blued and the edges are trimmed, while the jewel bearings show the noble status of this advanced mechanical movement. The Jaeger-LeCoultre 849RSQ manual-winding movement is legendary for its outstanding quality-with unparalleled reliability and accuracy, only 1.85 mm thick, but with 128 parts, it can vibrate up to 21,600 times per hour. Its extremely delicate mechanical structure is based on extremely precise machining. The hollow design makes it more complex and precise, which is truly the pinnacle of its name. In order to highlight the elaborate gold and silver craftsmanship, the platinum dial is decorated with exquisite Arabic-style engraving patterns, and the front is translucent light blue enamel, which complements the traditional charm of blued hands. The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin SQ is a limited edition of 50 pieces, rejuvenating its iconic Art Deco style and the exquisite beauty created by the watchmaker’s precious craftsmanship that has been passed down through the centuries.