Since its creation in the 30’s, the legendary reversing case has maintained its iconic Art Deco status. Originally born of a challenge of designing a watch that could withstand the possible mallet strokes at polo matches of the British Army officers in India, the Reverso has earned a prominent space in the Jaeger Le-Coultre collection.
Most people do prefer their watches with the conventional round dial, however the refined lines, the iconic rectangular case and the obvious reversible system make this watch a must have for every watch wardrobe.
Reversible, just as the name suggests, soon became an icon far beyond the Swiss borders. The case can be slid with a finger to reveal either a solid, easily customisable reverse side or a second dial. Well when it comes to the Jaeger Le-Coultre, the pink gold Reverso Tribute Calendar is clearly on the top of our list.
However, the three new Reverso’s that were launched this year add a youthful and colorful element to the collection while retaining its iconic status.
REVERSO TRIBUTE SMALL SECONDS
Lets start with the new deep, dark, enchanting red Reverso Tribute Small Seconds. Showcasing a very pure design that enhances the daring deep red colour of its dial and the matching topstitched strap produced by the celebrated Casa Fagliano, this passionate, fiery shade evokes both the fire that fuels the master watchmakers and craftsmen of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Reverse this beauty and you have a blank canvas – a fully customisable space.
Dressed in shimmering wine tones accentuated by topstitching, the strap of the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds has been designed by Casa Fagliano. It serves as a clever nod to the shared polo heritage of the Reverso and the famous
Argentinian boot maker, who is intimately, involved in International polo championships.
REVERSO TRIBUTE DUOFACE & REVERSO TRIBUTE DUOFACE FAGLIANO LIMITED
From the legendary reversing mechanism we now move to the Duoface concept developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre for the Reverso in 1994. Two time zones on two separate dials powered by a single movement – the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 854A/2 – housed in a case 10.3 millimetres thick. On the front, an aperture at 6 o’clock features the small seconds. Meanwhile on the reverse, a day/night indicator shows whether it is daytime or nighttime in the home country.
A limited edition of just 100 pieces with unlimited delight, the Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano, radiates rarity in every detail, from the most discreet to the most visible. Its two textured dials subtly display their functions in an elegant pink gold case, revealing a blue sunray-brushed ground on the front and a silvered guilloché motif on the reverse. To continue this contrasting composition, the Cordovan leather strap, entirely handmade by Casa Fagliano, dons two tones of bright blue accentuated by elegant topstitching.
REVERSO ONE DUETTO
So as mentioned before, the rectangular case of the Reverso is not a conventional shape, particularly for women. For the ladies with slender wrists Jaeger-LeCoultre has created the Reverso in a thinner case – the new Reverso One Duetto. Warm, glittering, and almost velvety, the strap of the new Reverso One Duetto in pink gold presents a captivating, eye-catching shade. Dressed in a beautiful, deep red – burgundy or crimson depending on preferences – this subtly shimmering, satin-finished strap suits all skin tones. A strip of brilliant-cut diamonds lines at either ends of the case just enhances this silhouette further. The twin sets of hands are driven by a single movement, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 844.
A perfect day-night watch, one face of the Reverso One Duetto’s silvered, sunrayed guilloché dial, the blued Dauphine hands and delicate Arabic numerals make for a beautifully to daytime wear. Meanwhile, the reverse side elegantly flatters evening wear. Its shimmering, lacquered dial in hypnotising burgundy reveals gold-plated hour-markers split into sun-like rays. Beauty coupled with precision.
So there you have it ladies, if you are looking for a classic watch with a modern feel, Jaeger-LeCoultre has new sleek, slender and beautiful fine watchmaking silhouettes for your wrist.