Encapsulating all together a very different style in its form and function the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso is an iconic watch from the JLC watch family. Enticing both men and women this watch has been originally designed for polo players. Thus in order to protect it from mallet strokes, the case has a provision of reversing back.
Featuring the elegant rectangular case adorned with decorative motifs this watch exhibits a very unique look. The JLC Reverso watches are so appealing and distinguished that mere a look at them would make your heart throb faster.
History of Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso
Founded in the year 1883, by Antoine LeCoultre, the Jaeger-LeCoultre is a renowned luxury watch brand located in Switzerland's valley, Vallée de Joux. Ever since its inception, the Jaeger LeCoultre has been highly esteemed for its excellent watch manufacturing. When looked back at its past the brand has a rich and fascinating history. Since it took a debut in the arena of watch manufacturing it has launched a number of innovative and highly precise movements. With its never-ending quest for innovation and precision the brand has achieved a number of milestones. Today it is regarded as a leader of watch manufacturing who stands high for its quality and unique design aesthetics. And undoubtedly, today, the JLC has reached the thresholds of success while garnering the attention of watch connoisseurs from all across the world.
Though there are many masterpieces in the Jaeger-LeCoultre' watch menage its Reverso model is most iconic of them all. It is one of the best selling timepieces of the brand. It's distinguishing characteristics and unparalleled performance parameters are enough to persuade any watch lover.
The Reverso watch was released in the year 1931, as a result of collaboration between LeCoultre and Edmond Jaeger, a Paris-based watchmaker. Eventually, after the unification of these two brands, the Jaeger-LeCoultre was born. And this was only the instance when manufacturing of Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso was accomplished. Thus dating back the brand's initial years of success, completing successful 80 years of launch, the JLC Reverso is regarded as a flagship model of brand. And indeed it is a most influential watch design in the world of horology.
The need for debuting the timepiece like Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso was achieved to devise a solution for a real-time problem encountered in the Polo matches. The Indian British officers were repeatedly faced with the problem of breaking of watch dial faces. Thus in order to provide a solution for this, the JLC was challenged to manufacture a sports watch that could withstand the hard knocks and strokes of the mallet. For accomplishing the same and getting certain to face the situation, the brand came up with an innovative idea to protect the fragile glasses. And it was a rotating case that was able to move back and forth to conceal the dial from possible strokes. This ultimate solution proved to be a great success for the brand. The case back of this elegant watch featured the stainless steel metal that was capable of acting as a barrier for protecting the JLC watch.
The original Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso model comprised of 38 mm long, 24 mm large and 6 mm high case which is similar to the current Reverso Classique models. Even the earlier Reverso version was equipped with the hours and minutes hands.
Thus coming up with this unique and sophisticated solution for a technical challenge, the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso emerged as a great Art Deco classic style timepiece. It was so enchanting and unique that other watch brands started examing it and driving the inspiration from it. Moreover, to make it more personalised and provide a feeling of being connected to the wearer, in 1931, the case of these watches came equipped with engravings or enamel miniatures. Probably, this was a rare creation during those days. The very earlier version of this featured a portrait of a beautiful Indian queen.
Thereafter the periods of World War II, the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso show a sharp decline in its selling. However, the visit of an Italian watch dealer, Giorgio Corvo, in the year 1972 changed the fate of Reverso. He was so much moved by these unique creations that he purchased the left out stock equipped them with movement and sold them in Italy. Thus after this, he acquired confidence in Reverso's re-launch and suggested the JLC to resurrect its collection by equipping them with a mechanical movement. Thus from this point brand gained momentum and kept on adding new improvements to the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso watches. Since after this many revisions were introduced to the watch. In the year 1985, Reverso's waterproof case was launched that was capable of swivelling at any point along the cradle. Whereas after this the Reverso 60ème limited edition models were launched. This limited edition carried a large 18 ct pink gold case, the solid silver guilloché dial masking the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 824 that bore the features of a power-reserve mechanism and a date hand. Thus year after year new sophistications were added to the JLC Reverso watches which were being highly appreciated by the watch lovers.
Thus continuing with same, in the year 2009, JLC released a first-ever timepiece embedded with 3 dials, surprisingly being driven by the same movement. Moving ahead, in the year 2016, on the eve of its 85th-anniversary celebration JLC came up with a fresh variant of Reverso, the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon, this model very well exuded the classicism of its Art Deco style.
Thus driving the inspiration from the Tribute Gyrotourbillon, in the year 2018 the brand released another innovative timepiece, the Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface. This Jaeger LeCoultre watch combined the concept of a duoface surface with flying tourbillon. And exhibiting a unique watchmaking aesthetics the watch was equipped with a hand wound Calibre 847 embedded in a 45.5 mm x 27.4 mm platinum case. In addition to this, the JLC watch also provided a provision of showing time in different zones via separate dials.
Hence, the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso assortment has a lot to offer you. Under its hood, it houses a number of exquisite sporty watch models such as JLC moon phase, Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar, Reverso One Cordonnet and many more.
So what’s your favourite Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso? Pick the best and let luxury flaunt right through your wrists!!