jaeger lecoultre reverso duoface small second closeup



After celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2016, the Jaeger-LeCoultre icon has been adorned this year with some new faces and interchangeable straps to set off the Duoface model, available in two sizes.

The are many advantages to wearing a Reverso. To begin with, this is a beautiful watch designed by Jaeger-LeCoultre, well proportioned, finely detailed and transcending time (it has existed for 86 years!). Next, the fact it is reversible means it can be protected, and can be discreet while masking the time, and be used to express words of love engraved on metal or as a medium for artistic creation. What’s more, the back can hide a second dial with an aesthetically different display or a small, useful complication. This is the case with the Reverso Classic Duoface Small Second model, available in medium or large formats, with a second time zone and a day/night indicator on the reverse side.

jaeger lecoultre reverso duoface small second closeup

Made for travellers who want to stay elegant even on the other side of the world, the Reverso Classic Duoface Small Second displays local time and home time on two dials. This is a watch with two different looks, but a single heart. The manual-winding JLC854A calibre drives the hours, minutes and second, on the one hand, and the second time zone and day/night indicator on the other, while providing a power reserve of 42 hours.

The front dial on this Reverso Classic Duoface Small Second is coloured silver, and blends two very different finishes: a vertically brushed pattern for the hour markers, with black Arabic numerals, and a guilloché motif of the honeycomb type with blue broadsword hour and minute hands. The second counter at 6 o’clock has the same decoration.

The reverse watch face, meanwhile, is wrapped in black, with a satin look in the centre, forming a disc where the hours and minutes slip by, embodied by two silver guilloché hands, and with a Clous de Paris pattern adorning the outside. The metal markers are set around the satin disc like the rays of the sun. At 6 o’clock, a circular counter split horizontally in two shows the day/night indicator against a silver or silver-lined black background.

The rectangular steel case on this Jaeger-LeCoultre model is available in two sizes: medium (42.9×25.5mm) or large (47.28.3mm).

Price: 8,350 CHF (Medium) – 8,450 CHF (Large)

By Sharmila Bertin