Since its creation, the
Reverso has remained unscathed by the passing time and fashions, maintaining
its characteristic Art Deco features: its simple, refined lines; the iconic,
rectangular case; the typical gadroons; and the reversible system. The first Reverso
was invented in 1931, when a British officer stationed in India issued a
challenge to shield his watch dial during often animated polo matches.
Reversible, just as the name suggests, it 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. The new pieces presented at
SIHH 2019 demonstrated the design’s eternal youth, the most noteworthy of which

• Reverso Tribute Small

• Reverso Tribute Duoface

• Reverso Tribute Duoface
Fagliano Limited

• Reverso One Duetto


At SIHH 2019, three new
interpretations of the Reverso Tribute line enchanted collectors, watch
professionals, and the general public. Let’s review the main charms of these
three pieces inspired by the historic 1930s model.

The new Reverso Tribute Small
Seconds showcases a very pure design that enhances the daring colour of its
dial and the matching topstitched strap designed by the celebrated Casa
Fagliano. Wine red, burgundy, crimson, or aubergine – while the descriptions
differ, this deep, dark, enchanting red is most definitely this piece’s colour.
This passionate, fiery shade evokes both the fire that fuels the master
watchmakers and craftsmen of Jaeger-LeCoultre and the passion of its lovers of
beautiful objects, many of whom love to collect multiple Reverso models.
Enhanced by its shimmering, satiny exterior, the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
will prove no exception to the rule.

Deco Inspiration

The pared-down details of the
new Reverso Tribute Small Seconds form a captivating contrast against the
attractive wine-coloured dial, showcasing the iconic gadroons, Dauphine hands,
hand-applied hour-markers, and a small seconds in an aperture at 6 o’clock.
These functions are powered by the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822/2 manually
wound mechanical movement, which was entirely designed, produced, and assembled
in-house. The watch’s solid reverse offers a blank, fully customisable space in
keeping with the design’s reversible heritage.

Fagliano strap

To achieve flawless
aesthetics and extra sophistication, on the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds the
Manufacture’s craftsmen have matched the shade of the sunray-brushed dial to
the leather strap. Dressed in shimmering wine tones accentuated by
topstitching, the strap 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, which is intimately involved in international polo championships.



The names alone evoke a
promise: that of the ingenious Duoface concept developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre
for the Reverso in 1994. This high-precision watchmaking feat conceals a
revolution universally appreciated by lovers of fine mechanisms: 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

edition, unlimited delight

Available in boutiques only,
the new Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano Limited is even exclusive in the
number of pieces released. Limited to just 100, it 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.


In natural, life-size
surroundings at SIHH 2019, Jaeger-LeCoultre highlighted a number of women’s
models, including the new Reverso One Duetto pieces, which are instantly
recognisable thanks to their thin case. These three new interpretations of a
famed 1930s model show that they still have the potential to turn heads along
with their dials.

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 either end of the
case, which of course contains the Duetto concept. The twin sets of hands are
driven by a single movement, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 844.

diamond-hemmed dials

The front face of the Reverso One Duetto, with its simple yet refined, silvered, sunrayed guilloché dial, lends itself to daytime wear. The blued Dauphine hands and delicate Arabic numerals perfectly pair with its pure decor. 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. The enthralling depths of the heavenly vault have once again served as inspiration for the Manufacture’s master craftsmen. They enchant women looking for beauty coupled with precision.



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