FOR THE SEASONED TRAVELLER
Two dials for two time zones… All the unique expertise of Jaeger-LeCoultre can be found in this new version of the Reverso, a truly evergreen watch.
In 1994, Jaeger-LeCoultre released the first Reverso watch with a movement able to display time information on two dials. Since then, these watches have provided their lucky owners with some very practical features via the two distinct dials. With the Reverso Tribute Duoface collection, the watchmakers are perpetuating this expertise with a timepiece characterised by discreet elegance and a distinctive, now timeless Art Deco style. Inside the rectangular case with its very contemporary size (42.9 x 25.5mm) is the calibre 854A a hand-wound movement providing 42 hours of power reserve. The time can be set very easily on either dial with the help of a crown and a slider hidden in one of the edges of the case, allowing the user to select the dial they want to change.
For this new, rose gold version, the front displays hours, minutes and seconds on a dial with a grained silver finish. Like all the Reverso watches since the 1930s, a press on the case results in it pivoting to reveal the back. On the Reverso Tribute Duoface there is a second time zone with a day/night indicator over 24 hours instead of a second hand. The anthracite grey dial features two finishes, a guilloché “Clous de Paris” pattern on the outside and an opaline finish in the centre. The two dials share dauphine-style hands and golden hand-applied indices.
This classic watch made by Jaeger-LeCoultre comes with a black leather strap with a rose gold folding clasp.
Price: €20,000 www.jaeger-lecoultre.com
By Dan Diaconu