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  2. A Closer Look at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Watch

    For nearly 90 years the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has made an indelible face-flipping impact on the watch world. It’s been spotted on the wrists of A-list stars, on-screen and off, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Christian Bale. It has spawned a series of similar designs from the likes of Hamilton, Vacheron Constantin, and Movado. But none of the imitators have ever risen to the level of the original. So let’s take a closer look at what makes the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso so special, and some of the models that have helped land it an esteemed spot in watchmaking history. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Made for War… Sort of No, the Reverso isn’t a field watch. It actually isn’t even close, by today’s standards or back when military watches were invented, with what amounts to steel cages over their faces. But the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso was made for soldiers who occupied a foreign land. Let’s zip back in time to 1931. Britain maintained colonial control over India with its military might. But it was a time of relative peace, and the British soldiers spent much of their time playing polo. While there weren’t bombs and mortars, their watches still got banged up out on the field. Jaeger-LeCoultre came up with a solution, a watch that flipped over so that the case back was exposed to protect against any rough-and-tumble action the polo grounds could dish out. Word spread and soon the watch was the toast of Europe, spotted on the wrists of Britain’s King Edward VIII and international aviation celeb Amelia Earhart. Personalization was one key to the Reverso’s success, as anyone could engrave anything, they wish on the case back and turn it into a one-of-a-kind showpiece. The following decades saw ebbs and flows, with the watch’s popularity rising and falling with the whims of fashion. After a run of over 30 years, production ceased. A Fine Watch Gets Funky Then the 70s arrived and things got, well, kind of far out, man. People grew their hair wild and outfits got even wilder. It was the perfect time for Italian watch dealer Giorgio Corvo to scoop up 200 Reverso cases he happened to notice on a visit to the Jaeger-LeCoultre factory in Switzerland. Back in Italy, he retrofitted movements, and the watch made its slow climb back en vogue. In 1982, with some convincing from Corvo, Jaeger-LeCoultre resurrected the watch and put it back into production. It hasn’t ceased since. A Look at Some Legendary Reversos View this post on Instagram Reverso #jlc #jlcreverso #jaegerlecoultre #watchesofinstagram #wristshots #reversograndedate #edcgunner A post shared by EDCG (@edcgunner) on Dec 22, 2018 at 8:00am PST Reverso Grande Date Bigger than your average Reverso, the Grande Date still doesn’t wear noticeably hefty, coming in at 46.5mm x 27mm. The stainless steel hand-wound watch has a whopping eight-day power reserve, gauged by an indicator on its no-nonsense dial. But what’s most impressive is its simplicity, an elegant entry in the line with few complications, just a large date window, small seconds hand, and understated Arabic numerals. In stainless steel on a fine brown alligator strap, this subdued beauty is ready for any affair that calls for a sophisticated air. View this post on Instagram Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverse Tribute GYROTOURBILLON® A true masterpiece of watchmaking expertise and Jaeger-LeCoultre's rare handcrafts ("Metiers Rares®"), the platinum Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon® watch is full of surprises with its two contrasting faces. An exceptional model presented in a limited series of 75 pieces. The elegant face on the front of the watch is an expression of watchmaking sophistication down to the very last detail. The blued dauphine hands stand out elegantly on the grained white dial, while a day/night indicator is subtly housed at 11 o'clock. The dial is adorned with a sunburst guilloché decoration that echoes the finish of the horns of the watch. @jaegerlecoultre #JaegerLeCoultre #Reverso #JLC #ReverseTribute #Gyrotourbillon #ReversoTributeGyrotourbillon #Tourbillon #GrandComplication #Complication #LuxuryWatch #Timepiece #Montre #SwissMade #Masterpiece #LeicaPhotography #HaomingWangFoto #WatchesofInstagram #InstaWatch #JLCsydney A post shared by Haoming Wang (@h.m.uhren) on Nov 30, 2019 at 12:23pm PST Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon If you really like skeletonized watches, you ́ll love the Tribute Gyrotourbillon. On the front, you ́ll find an upper white textured dial with dauphine hands that effortlessly hovers over an intricate field of gears, while below at the six o ́clock position there’s a likewise floating tourbillon. Flip it over and there’s yet another time display, this time over a fully skeletonized dial. Either face you choose puts a wonderfully complicated display of inner workings on your wrist. View this post on Instagram The detail on the dial of the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar is simply amazing. With its calendar and moonphase indications on the front, the rear features a second timezone function, making this an elegant and functional timepiece. Monards is an Authorised Retailer for @jaegerlecoultre. monards.com.au A post shared by Monards (@monards_aus) on Nov 17, 2016 at 4:52pm PST Reverso Tribute Calendar In pink gold, the look of this charming piece might be a bit on the dainty side for some. But for those who revel in its grace notes love it all the more for its soft side. And it’s got a practical side as well. You can track two different time zones on its front and back faces, the latter offering a night and day indicator as well. And it’s a moonphase watch! Track lunar movement with a bosom-style indicator that shows a graphic representation of the moon as it looks at any moment in the night sky. Perfect for both men and women, this versatile dress watch oozes refinement with design elements that recall the 1931 original. View this post on Instagram @jaegerlecoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface 리베르소는 꼭 하나 구입할 예정인데 항상 생각하는 건 지금은 생산 중지된 그랑 데이트 8데이즈나 선 문. 그러니까 좀 복잡한 모델이 땡겼다. 그런데 요새 나온 트리뷰트 듀오페이스나 스몰세컨즈의 블루 컬러가 참 맘에 드네… . #jaegerlecoultre #JLC #reverso #reversotributeduoface #reversotributesmallseconds #blue #bluewatch #watch #wristporn #watchstagram #wristshot #예거르쿨트르 #리베르소 #트리뷰트 #시계 #시계스타그램 #착용샷 A post shared by 김도우 (@dowoo1950) on Oct 15, 2019 at 7:22pm PDT Reverso Tribute Duoface A striking timepiece with a blue-and-silver motif, the Tribute Duoface goes for a 3D vibe with its dual-hued appliquéd hour markers. It also has got a serious Art Deco lean with a stainless steel case that follows contours we first met in the 1930s. The grainy dial complements a similar leather strap, which was specially designed by famed Argentinian bootmaker Casa Fagliano. View this post on Instagram That Guilloché on the center of the dial. ??? The new @jaegerlecoultre Reverso Classic Duoface as captured by us at the #sihh2016 Pure #watchporn and #elegance #JLC #jaeger #jaegerlecoultre #jlcreverso #reverso85 #reverso #reversoclassicduoface #lesentier #watches #watchfam #watchlife #watchlifestyler #watchcollector #watchcollecting #watchcollectinglifestyle #thegoodlife #luxury #luxurylife #timepieces #wristgame #nofilter #horology #dailywatch #lovewatches #womw #SIHH #love A post shared by Watch Collecting Lifestyle (@watchcollectinglifestyle) on Feb 9, 2016 at 4:45am PST Reverso Classic Duoface As its name suggests, this model is a classic in every sense. This is a dress watch that positively asks to get taken out to a black-tie affair. It’s already dressed to impress for the part. A black grained dial stands in sleek contrast to gleaming silver hands. On a black alligator strap, this watch is sophistication personified, with a few handy features. Flip it over and you can track a second time zone on its reverse face. Are you ready to throw things into reverse? Why not think of it as getting two watches for the price of one and pick up an amazing Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso.

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  4. Top 5 Watch Brands, Most Popular Choices

    In a world with over 400 watch brands to pick from, the amount of choice can be overwhelming to say the least. To be the savviest of consumers you need to know your brands. This brings us to today’s article. We’ll be introducing you to the top watch brands, telling you about the brands’ histories and, of course, discussing their best watches. Top 5 Watch Brands to Know About 1: Jaeger-LeCoultre If you know your watches, you’ll be no stranger to the name Jaeger-LeCoultre. LeCoultre & Cie was founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre and became Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1937 after a successful merger with watchmaker Edmond Jaeger. Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre is known as one of the best manufacturers out there. Jaeger-LeCoultre may not be as mainstream as other brands on this list, but its wearers will agree that the quality of these watches is unrivaled. Famous wearers of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches include Charlie Chaplin, Amelia Earhart, Bill Clinton, Robert Downey Jr, Kit Harington, Benedict Cumberbatch as well as members of the royal family. The Jaeger-LeCoultre brand’s most successful collections are the Reverso, Duoplan and Joaillerie 101. 2: Audemars Piguet Audemars Piguet is synonymous with luxury. The company was founded in 1875 by Edward-Auguste Piguet and Jules-Louis Audemars. Since its inception the company has been family owned. In the 1970s, Audemars Piguet presented the Royal Oak collection. Notable Audemars Piguet owners and wearers include Lebron James, Lionel Messi, Michael Schumacher, Kevin Hart, Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jay-Z. Audemars Piguet introduced the worlds first minute-repeating movement, jumping-hour wristwatch, skeleton watch, the worlds thinnest watch and more. Audemars Piguet’s bestselling watch collections include the Royal Oak, the Millenary and Code 11.59. 3: Cartier Louis-Francois Cartier founded the company in Paris in 1847. While the brand is renowned for its watches, they also produce a wide range of jewelry products. Cartier was a family run company until 1964 and is today a subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont Group. Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Pierce Brosnan and Tom Cruise have publicly displayed their fondness for Cartier watches on several occasions. The Cartier Santos collection is extremely well-known and since its initial presentation in 1904 has continued to do well in sales. Other successful collections include Drive De Cartier, the Cartier Tank and the Caliber de Cartier. 4: IWC IWC, or the International Watch Co. AG, manufactures luxury Swiss watches and has been doing so since 1868. American watchmaker and engineer Florentine Ariosto Jones was just 27 when he founded the company in Switzerland. The brand manufactures some of the best pilot and dive watches available on the market. What makes IWC watches stand out is that they’re as functional as they are fashionable. While elements of the watches are mass-produced the assembly & finishing is done by hand. IWC’s most popular collections are the Portugieser and Portofino collection and its pilots’ watches continue to be massively successful sellers. 5: Rolex Rolex is amongst the most well-known watch brands in the world. The Rolex has a special place in society and is a mainstream way for people to publicly display their wealth. In hip hop a Rolex is mentioned often & is referred to as a ‘Rollie’. Just like our other top watch brands, Rolex has been around for some time. The company has been manufacturing watches since 1905 and has achieved many firsts during this time. Rolex produced the first ever waterproof wristwatch, wristwatches that display more than one time zone at a time and the first wristwatch to feature a face that automatically updates dates. Rolex’s bestselling collections are the Submariner, Daytona and the Yacht Master. Final Thoughts All of these watch brands have long and rich histories that are evident in their designs. From their watches’ designs to their business plans and marketing strategies—these watch brands paved the way for the brands that came after them & have been massively influential in style and what we expect from watches these days. Of all the brands available on the market, these watch brands are the ones to watch out for. Which of these prestigious watch brands is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  5. Top 5 Watch Brands That Will Hold Their Value

    There are two types of watch enthusiasts that we’ve seen over the years. We have those who only want a watch that does its job remarkably well – regardless if it’s quartz, mechanical, or otherwise. On the other hand, we have the watch collectors who consider timepieces to be investments. Either way, you’re going to want to look into watch brands that’ll hold it’s value. So just after this short intro, we’ve listed five watch brands that retain their value incredibly well. A few years down the lane, inflation should have reared its head again, and prices should be flying through the roof. 1: Rolex They’re the undisputed champions when it comes to brands that hold their value well—almost like real estate. The reason for this is simple: Rolex has a lot of rich history backing it up. They were the first watch to be on Mount Everest on the wrists of both Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Likewise, they are well known to be the first watchmaker to engineer a dive watch. With these kinds of achievements and more, they’ve become the world’s most renowned and sought-after watch brand. Recommended models include: Go for the Deepsea and Submariner models due to their demand. Oyster Perpetual has always been a great choice too! 2: Patek Philippe Other than their tradition which has lasted for 177 years now, exclusivity, power, and class are Patek Philippe’s keywords. They once made a statement that goes along the lines of “You don’t own a Patek Philippe watch, you keep it for the next generation.” The brand’s watches are mechanical masterpieces with materials, parts, and movements all manufactured and assembled in-house by their artisans. Still, despite the fantastic resale value they have, the only issue is getting even one copy in good condition. Recommended models include: Patek Philippe Nautilus, Chronograph, and Aquanaut are models you should consider. 3: Jaeger-LeCoultre While Jaeger-LeCoultre might not have the same fame that Rolex and Patek Philippe has, but they have the same ingredients those two have. The watchmaker has a tradition (founded way back in 1833) in the art of making mechanical movements. They take this art to the extent that they have commissioned movements for other watch brands. Brands like Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, and Rolex. Their watches range from the usual classic/dress watches to sports models. Recommended models include: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, Master Ultra-Thin, Master Compressor, Master Control, Geophysic, and Duomètre are our recommendations. 4: Omega While Omega watches don’t come with the price tag of all the brands we’ve mentioned, they still hold their value remarkably well. The clock has numerous achievements. For one, the Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph was the watch worn to the first lunar landing by Buzz Aldrin in 1969. Likewise, Omega is now making their movements (the Co-Axial) in-house, rather than buying and modifying ETA movements as they did before. This trend is gratifying (with a positive effect on the resale value) for any watchmaker that calls itself a luxury brand. Recommended models include: You should get anyone between the Omega Seamaster, Speedmaster, or the Constellation. 5: TAG Heuer TAG Heuer didn’t start late in the game. The watchmaker formed in 1860, and since then, has been making luxury watches for people with diverse preferences. Nevertheless, the brand’s winning-formula is their marketing. TAG Heuer has appeared on the wrists of famous people such as Elvis Presley and Chris Hemsworth as a marketing strategy that works. The fact that their watches keep the vintage, but functional design, while upgrading the internals makes it all the more enjoyable to use. Makes it, that watch enthusiast immediately associate their TAG Heuer watches with heritage. Recommended models include: Any collection of their flagship models will never be complete without the presence of the TAG Heuer Carrera, Monza, and Monaco. Why are They Considered Great Investments? It’s not because they make limited copies as Rolex will show you. The reason is just that the watch community usually reveres most watchmakers that engineer mechanical timepieces with innovative movements done in-house as great brands. Quartz watches use IC (integrated circuits) which function as the clock, timer, alarm, GPS tracker, etc. On the other hand, all of these functions are created from scratch by moving mechanisms called complications in a mechanical watch. Asides that, we all look at the heritage. The fact that the brands themselves have tradition, and thus, social proof creates a demand for them. Watch investors are just the ones who supply them, at a future date. Final Thought Keep in mind that we consider only the iconic timepieces in the various collections of these brands the real investment. Anything that’s not well-loved and wanted typically won’t be valued well. So be very careful.

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  6. Choosing Between Cartier and Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Cartier and Jaeger-LeCoultre are two of the most respected names in the watch world. Additionally, collectors often find themselves choosing between these two brands because there is so much overlap in their offerings. For example, many people who are looking for an elegant luxury watch come to the Cartier Santos, Cartier Tank, and Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. What they end up with is a seriously tough choice. Below, I do my best to help you make that decision for yourself. History Cartier was established by a French entrepreneur in 1847. Today, it is part of a greater conglomerate, but it retained family ownership for over 100 years. The brand has always been synonymous with luxury, but not always with luxury watches. In fact, Cartier is likely best known for its jewelry manufacturing. Their history of supplying royal families with priceless jewels supports that reputation, along with King Edward VII calling them “the jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers.” Jaeger-LeCoultre has a more typical watch manufacturer history. It began in 1833, and the brand quickly became a large-scale producer of timepieces. They were so proficient that they even supplied many other big-name companies, one of them being Patek Philippe. One thing that you might find amusing in this comparison is that Cartier and Jaeger-LeCoultre once had a similar relationship, where the latter supplied the former with movements. This company was and still is considered one of the great luxury watchmakers in the world. Brand Identity Despite having many similar watches, these two horological giants actually have significantly different brand identities. Cartier’s defining characteristics are being elegant and having a very diverse catalog. They sell jewelry and a variety of other items, all of them meticulously crafted with luxury in mind. Jaeger-LeCoultre, on the other hand, is more of a pure watchmaker. They seek elegance as well, but their devotion to offering only watches leads to a different identity. Niche Cartier essentially only offers luxury watches. You’ll find sportier models here and there, but they do almost all of their work in the dress watch space. Jaeger-LeCoultre has a more well-rounded catalog. Browsing through it, you’ll find dress watches, chronographs, GMTs, and everything in between. Simply put, Cartier really only offers products in one niche. Jaeger-LeCoultre does so in many. Cartier’s Iconic Watches Cartier is most famous for the following 3 collections. Tank – The Tank is one of the oldest watch models in the world. Inspired by military equipment from World War I, this gorgeous design has stood the test of time and become an absolute classic. Santos – This collection is similar to the Tank, but sports a square shape, rather than a rectangle. It is another timepiece that seems to never go out of style. With such a timeless design, it isn’t surprising that this is the case. Ballon – Cartier’s two most recognizable watches have a rectangular shape. Still, they also do circles, with the Ballon likely being the most notable example. Collectors who prefer a timepiece that is a bit less common often opt for this collection over the Santos and Tank. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Iconic Watches The 3 collections below are the most popular among Jaeger-LeCoultre buyers. Reverso – The Reverso is a fantastic timepiece from top to bottom, has an amazing history, and entrances collectors with its reversible face. Add all of those together and you have a can’t-miss watch. Master – This collection is absolutely beautiful and offers some very cool features, one of them being a moon phase. It is an excellent option for those of you who want luxury but don’t love the Reverso. Polaris – While Jaeger-LeCoultre is best known as a luxury brand, they have some fantastic sporty pieces in their Polaris collection. This is where they incorporate chronographs and other aviation capabilities. How to Choose Between Them If you still can’t decide, I recommend looking at the following 3 points. 1: Style – As we’ve discussed, Cartier really only offers one style. It is elegant and luxurious dress watches. If that’s what you want, you will still have a tough choice. On the other hand, if you prefer something a bit different, like a chronograph, then Jaeger-LeCoultre is the clear choice. 2: Aesthetics – Another easy way to decide is by looking at appearances. Does one watch jump out at you as having a truly exceptional design? If so, get it. 3: Brand Identity – Lastly, you might take issue with the fact that Cartier is better known as a jeweler. This would lead you to Jaeger-LeCoultre, a purer watchmaker. You might feel the opposite way too, as Cartier’s reputation may appeal to you. I hope you now have some clarity as to which of these two exceptional brands is right for you. The good news is that you really can’t go wrong in making this choice. Why? Because fantastic companies like Cartier and Jaeger-LeCoultre don’t disappoint buyers very often.

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  7. Top Designer Watches for Men and Women

    A watch is a fashion accessory that will depend on the need. In fact, the use also determines the kind of perfect watch you should gift to someone. If you’re looking to gift the watch to an athletic person, you’re more likely to spend money on sports watches. Meanwhile, a more fashionable individual might want a luxury watch. Here are the top designer watches for men and women in 2019 that would make an excellent gift! For Men 1: Tag Heuer  Tag Heuer created Kirium 10 with the relevancy of a steel bracelet and case. The watch is an ideal quartz movement variety. Men usually tend to appreciate the number of features the watch incorporates rather than the bulkiness of the design. Thus, this watch fits best to the need for accuracy, durability, and functionality. 2: Jaeger LeCoultre Jaeger has made the LeCoultre Master Ultrathin Moon 39 to please the customers that will to own a masterpiece. The timepiece has an incorporated uncluttered round face. The watch follows the analog time mechanism and a calendar and date window. This is relevant for the ease of access at any time and place. The best feature of this watch is the data recorder that intelligently works to map the phases of the moon with the course of time. Featuring a black leather band, this watch is a very steady investment. Similarly, the sleekness and thinness of the watch add to the simplicity of the design, making it more fashionable. 3: Girard Perregaux Girard has created a vintage watch; the Perregaux Vintage 1945. This is by far, the company’s best product to hit the market. Despite the regular differences, which alter on the basis of your choice, the design is quite exquisite. It incorporates a square face design with a simple analog dial mechanism. The company may seem exclusive as compared to the prevalent retailers; however, the watches they make always stand out of the crowd. 4: Ulysse Nardin Ulysse Nardin created the Maxi Marine Diver Chronometer which incorporates a round stainless steel body. It is secured with a titanium and rubber strap. This ultimately indicates the capability of the watch not to be ruined by water. The watch’s deep blue face with analog arms adds a casual look to it. The sapphire crystals make the glass scratch-free. Overall, the watch is ideal for use around or near the waters. If you will to invest in an old-school luxury watch, this is the ideal catch. 5: Blancpain Le Brassus This Blancpain Minute Repeater Carousel 0235-3631-55B is a one-of-a-kind watch. The repeater is helpful in providing an unparalleled experience. Encased in 18 karat gold, the look is completed with an elegant alligator leather strap. The watch is a favorite among the other varieties and definitely a statement to maintain this year. For Women 1: Breguet Breguet renewed their collection for the New Year. The variety in Reine de Naples 8908 was also updated. If you’re looking for a watch for someone who is a sucker for rose-gold watches, then this is the best. The watch comes with an 18 Karat rose-gold case. The best part is the 128 diamonds that are encircling the dial. The elegance is worth spending the money. 2: Patek Philippe There might be some of you that are interested in manually wound chronograph watches. Patek Philippe has created the design for you this New Year, Ref.7150/150R. It is embellished with a rose-gold dial which is the most loved shade when it comes to women watches. The dial has a silver and opaline contrast. The finishing touches have been provided by the diamonds on the bezel, making the watch look stunning. 3: Bovet Bovet has created the infamous Miss Audrey that is a convertible watch. It can be converted to a pendant and a table clock! If you’re in the mood to gift an azure watch, then go for the blue dial. For regular or casual purposes, the brown will do justice too. Another great feature is the stainless steel framework which makes it light and easy to carry. 4: Rado Rado created the True Thinline Nature collection. This is actually a very interesting watch created after the inspirational gardens at Malta and Italy. It comes in three different dial patterns which represent leaves, water, and earth. The subtlety of the design is worth investing in. 5: Parmigiani Fleurier This Parmigiani Fleurier watch has been released again with the name Kalparisma Nova Galaxy. As the name suggests, the dial comes in a pattern that resembles a starry sky appearance. This is made by tiny copper insertions. The watch glass is made in aventurine. Overall, it’s a good investment if you want to gift a unique and different item! Verdict Selecting the ideal watch can be an extreme sport. It will ultimately depend on the kind of investment you want to make and for whom to make. The ideal watch will be the one that provides credibility and sustainability over time as compared to the money you’ll be putting in. We’d suggest you go through the detailed features of each product before deciding which one is the ideal catch for you.

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  8. Top Collections from Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Watch experts consider Jaeger-LeCoultre to be one of the top brands in the world. One thing that they love so much about it is its long history. This company has been around since the 1800s, and they have been a top tier producer since the beginning. The hype around them isn’t all about brand identity and history, though. They also produce a variety of fantastic collections with amazing watches in them. I go through my 5 favorites in the sections below. Reverso The history of the Reverso begins in 1930. After a businessman broke his timepiece in a polo match, Jacques-David LeCoultre was tasked with created a watch with a reversible face. A few years in the lab ended up creating one of the most iconic watches of all time. It is charming for two reasons. The first is that it is simply an excellent timepiece. Between a gorgeous design, high-quality materials, and a reliable movement, this product can stand on its own. What makes it special, though, is the wearer’s ability to flip the face over and reveal pure metal on the other side. This feature continues to entrance collectors to this day. The modern Reverso is still an icon, and it has some modern updates that you’ll love. Its materials continue to get better, Jaeger-LeCoultre offers it in a variety of metals, and you can play around with color schemes to get the perfect look. I really cannot recommend this watch enough. It is by far my favorite dress piece from any brand, and it would make a fantastic addition to your collection. Master This Master collection is not an easy one to describe. The reason is that it offers such a diverse range of watches. Each of them has a circular shape and a dressy vibe to it, but that is all you can say to group them together. The best way to get a feel for the Master collection is through scrolling the catalog yourself. It contains minimalist styles, moon phases, chronographs, tourbillons, and everything in between. While this diversity makes it hard to characterize, the good news is that you should be able to find a watch that you love. My personal favorites are the perpetual calendars, but your style might differ. No matter what, choosing from the Master collection is a safe bet. Polaris Of all the Jaeger-LeCoultre collections, Polaris is the most unique. Why? Because it contains sporty aviation watches. This is only surprising if you understand what this brand is generally known for, which is pure luxury. The Polaris collection breaks the mold and thrives while doing it. Enthusiasts often like to build their collections by getting one or two of every type of watch. That means they’ll have a diver, a chronograph, a dress piece, and more. The Polaris collection is best for those of you who are looking for a chronograph or aviation timepiece, but also love the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand. You’ll be happy to find that despite this genre not being JLC’s specialty, these watches are every bit as fantastic as the ones offered by sportier companies. Rendez-Vous Many watch enthusiasts don’t know that wristwatches were first worn by women. Men carried theirs in their pockets, while their wives sported timepieces on their wrists. This all changed in World War I, but the fact remains that manufacturers used to create wristwatches with solely women in mind. The Rendez-Vous is a celebration of that heritage. It is a collection that is meant for only women, is extremely elegant, and has an entirely unique design. You can also purchase it in stainless steel, silver, and gold, depending on your budget and preferences. On the upper end, you can even get one that is encrusted with diamonds and has tourbillon. Overall, these watches are excellent choices for women and the men that buy gifts for them. Geophysic Though there are a couple of plain watches in this collection, the most popular ones are very unique in their function and design. That fact comes down to the dial on these pieces, which is a world map and has major cities around the world on the outside of it. Not only does this design look great, but it provides a truly useful function. People who do business with other countries or physically travel to them can check the time in that zone without having to do any math. These watches are great for anyone that moves around a lot or simply enjoys the world time features that they offer. Simply put, Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the finest watch brands in the world, and you can’t go wrong when choosing from their collections. My favorite is the Reverso, but some of you might not like the rectangular shape or reversible face. The good news is that there are plenty of other options if you choose to go in a different direction. When a company is as reliable as Jaeger-LeCoultre, any watch you get will surely be exceptional.

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  9. Vintage Watches: Most Popular Ones

    In recent years, the demand for vintage watches has increased phenomenally. The timeless designs and excellent craftsmanship remain popular even today. These brilliant timepieces have withstood the test of time and have remained in fashion throughout the years. The element of “vintage” is simply not one that comes from a certain design or looks. A piece becomes vintage or a classic when it stands distinguished regardless of the time that has passed. The task of selecting a vintage timepiece can be quite intimidating. The right choice can be a difficult one, be it for a collection or for picking your very first vintage watch. The plethora of watches that have already hit the market doesn’t make the selection any easier. Rolex Rolex is recognized as one of the most renowned watch companies in the world. Founded in 1905 in the city of London, it has since then maintained a great stature in the watchmaking community. It is also known for its excellent quality and amazing variety. 1: Rolex’s infamous Datejust watches The Datejust collection is one of the most iconic collections by Rolex. It features timepieces for both men and women. It also comes in various case sizes ranging from 28mm to 41mm. The watches from the Datejust collection are made from a combination of gold and steel. This combination is given the name Rolesor and is the signature of the collection. Some brilliant picks from this collection would be the Lady-Datejust m279171-0015 and the Date m115200-0007. Both watches feature unique and eye-catching dials. The Lady Datejust has a diamonds set dial with a fluted bezel while the Date m115200-0007 has a more classic look to it with silver-toned index markers and a smooth polished bezel. Both pieces showcase the date at the 3 o’clock mark through a Cyclops lens that magnifies the date. Adding a Datejust to your collection would be a good choice as they are durable and bound to never go out of style. Omega Based in Biel, Switzerland, Omega was founded in 1848. It is one of the most acclaimed Swiss luxury watchmaking brands. The Omega SA has quite an exciting history. In the year 1917, it was chosen as the official timekeeper for the Royal British Corps. The U.S army followed suit in 1918. Furthermore, NASA chose the Omega Speedmaster as the first watch to travel to the moon in 1969. It also became the official timekeeping device for the Olympics in the year 1932. Moreover, many famous personalities have sported Omega watches throughout history including James Bond, John F. Kennedy, and Prince William. 2: Vintage Omega Speedmaster This collection by Omega consists of chronograph watches. They were first unveiled in 1957 despite the fact that the chronograph movement had been introduced in the 1800s. A very special edition from this collection is the Speedmaster 105.012. The number 105.012 is the reference number of the timepiece that was used by Buzz Aldrin on the moon. This model, in fact, is one of the last to feature the column wheel caliber 321 movement. The watch has many enticing features including the striking black dial and the sleek black bezel that is engraved with a tachymeter. Jaeger-LeCoultre Jaeger-LeCoultre is known for the finesse and diversity it puts into the timepieces it creates. It combines a set of a hundred and eighty skills to create masterpieces that are absolutely timeless both in terms of design and movement. 3: Memeovox by Jaeger LeCoultre The Memovox, literally translating to “voice of memory” was the first watch to have a built-in alarm system. The Jaeger LeCoultre watch itself has a very simple yet classic design. This manually wound watch has two crowns for winding. This is because the time and alarm function have been separated. The separation is made possible by constructing two separate barrels. In turn, this also makes sure that the power reserve of the watch is not reduced. This watch is one of the rarer timepieces to be found in vintage collections. It is sure to be a good addition whether it be for your collection or your very first vintage watch. Longines Since 1832, Longines has a long-standing history of producing some of the finest timepieces ever made. Since then they have catered to both men and women. They are equipped with nothing short of the best movements in the watchmaking craft. Be it sports or fashion, Longines creates timepieces that embody luxury in every sense of the word. 4: Longines Aviator Charles Lindbergh wore the first Aviator watch. He was the first pilot to complete a nonstop trans-Atlantic flight, making the timepiece a historical one. The designs from the Aviator collection are exemplary. They have a touch of elegance that makes the watches very wearable. However, these watches have become exceedingly rare with the passage of time. There is no doubt that an Aviator watch will prove to be an absolute gem in any collection of vintage watches.

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  10. Watch Trends to Expect in 2020

    The watch business is the right basics of style. For one, the watch world is amazingly conventional, where brands grasped online retail with vigor quite a while back. Like most things, drifts in watchmaking will come around continuously and become settled in the fashion world. As much as people would oppose the new designs at first, there will be fashion-fans that will likely be drawn to them. The current year’s fairs highlighted many key patterns in watches which have been around for quite a long time. However, some of them failed to stick around completely. So what watch trends can we expect in the next year to come? Will it be patterns we’ve seen already or things we haven’t thought of? Which watch colors will be most popular? Here are the watch trends expected in 2020 to help you out with your next potential pick. It’s How You Wear It During a time when nobody ‘needs’ a watch, brands are getting progressively smart around the thoughts and executions that will get customers over the line and into their stores. One technique: Products with purpose. It is turning into a critical driver of structure; every brand from Panerai to Oris is willing to create timepieces with advancements that meet present-day competitions. Others are investing in reserve hours and calibers of their watches or picking solid materials for their bands and bracelets. Some are about to release watches that are both smart and old-school at the same time. They are focusing on the modern-day requirement of watches from what people actually need and want and being a mere style statement. For this purpose, they are going for strategies that will help them create fashionable and sleek designs. Of course, you could select the queen that serves all the purposes with the royal luxuriousness. For instance, it can be the Patek Philippe‘s fresh and brand new 5520P Grand Complication, including alarm caution and travel time capacities. All Retro The miniaturized scale pattern of the nineties is currently a backbone fashion and even the standard watch business. Even items from the forties until the seventies are being reconsidered. In specific designs, they are reproduced totally with a slight vintage touch. TAG Heuer is about to go high after designing an entirely new line with its celebrated Autavia model of the sixties. Here, the innovative move has been the incorporation of its new nanograph composite carbon hairspring innovation. Tudor went one phase further by reproducing a watch that never truly existed. The brand’s P01 ‘Commando’ is a reinterpretation of a model from 1968. It notes the requirement for US Navy divers searching for a submersible timepiece where the bezel could be bolted, and the crown wouldn’t disrupt the general flow. Now that this line was released with an all-retro look, it is expected to re-shine in the upcoming year with brand new designs. True Tudor lovers will surely appreciate this collection. What else is coming up in the retro-loving designs? Patek Philippe came with a retro line with the guarantee to never leaving an opportunity to shock people. The 1955-vintage ‘triple calendar’ Calatrava model with five hands running off its center is awaiting a sequel. Smoking Salmon  Was this an unexpected one? The color of salmon-tinted dials were all over in Geneva in the last year. From the smoked style to the perfectly retro Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph, the watch with salmon-tinted dials is a retro specialist’s watch which can read blood pressure. Similarly, the delightfully created Royal Oak Jumbo Extra Flat looks even more incredible. Then comes the A Lange and Sohne’s Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon, which would look superb worn underneath the sleeve or a navy personnel’s attire. The upcoming year is tied in with coordinating your timepiece with your canapés or, without a doubt, your morning meal). Go All Blue! A blue watch pattern has been going solid for some time; however, for 2020, we have a feeling it is going to be a big hit. Even though there are a lot of timepieces in this pattern already, a couple watches really stand out from the group. Jaeger LeCoultre‘s new take on the great Ultra-Thin model, with that exceptional guilloche dial, and the blue-on-blue piece in Audemars Piguet‘s is worth every penny. Vacheron Constantin‘s Patrimony design can be opted by those who don’t want to change the watch when going from a formal occasion to a casual one or vice versa. It too comes in a beautiful dark blue colored finish. For 2020, your watch choice needs to be as blue as the suits in your closet. Small, Yet Gloriously Framed  Small watches were enormous news at SIHH. It is incredible for fans of retro-inspired, chicer dress watches. However, it might be bad news for those with huge wrists. The best pieces exhibiting this pattern could be found at Cartier. It created the Parisian marque, a brand new take on the exemplary Santos Dumont watch in a 38mm structure. Or at the IWC, where a 39mm sizing of the Spitfire Longest Flight pilot’s watch, placed on a nato strap, had military attention. Returning to Nuts and Bolts? In the previous years, vast numbers of marques demonstrating their products at SIHH have endeavored to handle the surge of brilliant watches. Our expanding dependence on cell phones is also treated by creating reasonable youth-centered ranges in metal. For 2020, a considerable amount of those brands have come back to their foundations, shunning less-expensive alternatives. Not to forget the crazy Two Beat timepiece with a 65-day reserve or the exquisite re-launch of the Tonneau. And of course, there are the meteor-dial Altiplanos which captured everyone’s attention at Piaget in the realm of marvelous watchmaking. Watch Trends Final Verdict Watches may not be a need of the modern world, but they sure are a part of fashion that never goes out of style. What is the ideal watch for you? Now that the year is nearly ending, hold your horses before making a purchase. Wait for the designs that are about to come, so you can be a part of next year’s watch trends.

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  11. Watch Buying Guide: Mid-Range Luxury Watches

    The first decision every watcher-buyer has to make is what price range they will target. For those looking for pure utility, they can spend under $50 on a basic quartz or digital watch. For collectors and enthusiasts, these affordable options don’t cut it and they opt for pieces in the mid-luxury category ($1,000-10,000 roughly). This is an excellent pocket of the watch market, as it features incredible pieces from established brands, but doesn’t come with exorbitant price tags. Below, we explain exactly how to shop in this prestigious price range. What This Range Has to Offer One of the biggest misconceptions in the watch world is that high prices are the result of marketing schemes. While advertising, celebrity endorsements, and brand mystique do play a role in pricing, the primary drivers of cost are tangible. The following are the most crucial of those factors. Materials – The most common material that affordable and luxury watches are made from is steel. Don’t think that materials are all the same, though. Instead, there are different grades of steel that are higher quality and are more likely to keep their shine. Additionally, some watches are made from precious metals and expensive ceramic, which offer much more than cheap steel. Ruggedness – One of the most alluring aspects of expensive watches is that they often work in extreme conditions, such as being deep underwater. The reason for this capability is their construction, which is particularly excellent. When you opt for luxury, you are generally choosing from timepieces that are very rugged and built to last. Movement Type – One of the most recognizable differences between this price range and affordable pieces is movement type. The vast majority of low-priced watches feature a simple quartz movement, while luxury watches have complicated mechanical movements. For the most devoted watch enthusiasts, a mechanical movement is required. Quartz gets the job done, but is not as sought after by collectors. Movement Quality – As you might imagine, not all movements are equal. Some of the cheaper ones lose or gain seconds every day, which means resetting your watch often. Additionally, affordable automatic (self-winding mechanical) watches frequently malfunction and stop working after a short period of ownership. When you target luxury brands, you get high-quality movements that are accurate and built to last. How to Choose the Perfect Piece Though a multitude of factors go into choosing the right watch, starting with the following three will narrow your search significantly. Price – If you’re interested in mid-tier luxury, you have already chosen a price range of roughly $1,000-10,000. This is quite an extensive range, though, so you may want to be more specific. Are you looking for something in the low thousands, or are you more interested in a price near ten thousand? This is the first question you need to ask yourself because it will do a great job of bringing the market into focus. Watch Style – The five primary watch styles are diving, dress, aviation, driving, and minimalist. Once you figure out your price range, you can look towards these different styles and decide which is right for you. If you take part in diving, flying or driving, choosing the matching genre of watch is a great idea. Still, don’t get locked into the mindset of matching interests to watch style. If you do not take part in those activities, but enjoy their style and feel free to purchase one of them. Watch Brands – If shopping by style is not your preference, you can choose a brand instead. While there are many brands in this space, there are much fewer companies than there are individual watches. If you can select which timepiece manufacturer appeals to you the most, you can narrow your options down and choose from a much smaller pool. Best Brands There are thousands of brands trying to make a play in mid-range luxury, but a choice few have managed to separate themselves from the competition. To make your shopping process more straightforward, we have divided them into two tiers. The first features brands that are priced from around $1,000-5,000. The second go for more like $5,000-10,000. Group #1 – In this category, you are getting exceptional pieces at somewhat affordable prices. These watches almost always have mechanical movements, excellent materials, and solid craftsmanship, making them an excellent buy. The top brands that fit into this group are Longines, Oris, Tag Heuer, Omega, Breitling and Tudor. Though some of these companies will offer watches above $5,000, the majority can be had for cheaper. Group #2 – In this range, you get every bit of the quality of group #1, but now with even better craftsmanship. What that will mean for you is a longer lasting and more accurate piece. Our favorite brands from this group are Rolex, Jaeger Lecoultre, Zenith, Blancpain and Panerai. Of all of them, Rolex has the most respected name, but you really can’t go wrong with any of them. Now that you know the ins and outs of the mid-range luxury price range, you can go shopping for your next piece with confidence. As long as you follow this guide, you are sure to be satisfied with your purchase. Good luck!

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