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Introduction to Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso
An icon created from a unique requirement, the The Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso was born in the 1930s when a set of polo enthusiasts needed a watch that could deal with the rugged intensity of their favourite sport. Enter Jacques-David LeCoultre, who was commissioned to create the new timepiece. LeCoultre and his team made a bold leap in the design of the first Reverso, choosing not to include a protective cage over the watch face but instead to create a genuinely reversible case that would safeguard the somewhat dainty dial and watch glass.
The brand soon patented the idea the turning watch, which utilised grooves, pins and a smart, locking function to work. Thus, the wearer has the luxury of both an elegant timepiece and a strong, plain metal case that can be used as a shell during intense sporting pursuits. After the initial success of the Reverso, a great innovation at the time, an entire range was initiated. Aided by celebrity watch lovers such as famous polo players and racecar drivers, the Reverso soon became known as the first ever deluxe sporting timepiece.
These days there are a huge range of Reverso watches in the family, with iterations such as the Grande Reverso 976, a large-faced, masculine model measuring 30mm x 48.5mm. Then there is the Reverso Grande Date, which boasts a variety of complications including a day and night indicator as well as a big date at the facade.
Celebrating the Reverso
To celebrate the Reverso’s 75th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre released the Squadra collection, whose athletic and oversized case measures a whopping 50.5mm x 34.0mm and nods to the watch’s roots as a polo timepiece. There is also the Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque, a watch with three dials that took over four years to create. Each dial has its own function, with a ‘normal’ time included along with a sidereal time and a perpetual calendar.
Truly, the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso is a legendary timepiece with a history richer than the vast majority of watches. By remaining true to the original vision of the watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to show itself as a purveyor of timepieces of the highest quality in both function and design. Without a doubt, the famous Reverso is today one of the most sought after watches on the planet, almost an entire century since its inception. Through a host of alterations to the display and a wide range of styles available, the Reverso remains relevant always and this is to say nothing of the incredibly innovative complications that JLC has introduced to the watch family over the years. The only thing more exciting than the modern day iterations of the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso is the thought of where this most iconic of watch models may head to in the future.