There are hardly any other collection of watches that are as timeless as the Reverso. Launched in 1931, the idea for the Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s iconic line of dual-faced watches, was born in Jodhpur, India after a British officer stationed in the country noticed his watch was sustaining frequent damage during polo matches. Months later, the problem was addressed with a simple idea that no one had previously thought of — turning the case over. Today, the Reverso has become one of the most immediately recognisable watches of all time, looking as fresh and modern as when it first appeared, despite its countless iterations.
For 2020, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces a new interpretation of its most admired wristwatch for women. Meet the new Reverso One Red-Wine Reference: Q3288560
Distinguished, like all Reverso models, by the strength and purity of line derived from the original Art Deco design, and identified by the three straight-line gadroons that define both the upper and lower edges of the case, the new Reverso One Red-Wine introduces fresh colour and new refinement to the collection.
Dressed in polished stainless steel, the case of the new Reverso One Red-Wine is slightly more elongated than the traditional Reverso case; a design inspired by the very first Reverso Lady model of 1931. A row of grain-set diamonds define the gadroons at the upper and lower edges of the case while finely drawn lines define the four corners of the dial, where the light and airy Arabic numerals look almost as if they have been hand-sketched.
The vivid new red-wine dial is complemented by white numerals and dauphine hands. The rich glow you see here is achieved by applying multiple layers of lacquer over a subtle sunray guilloché pattern. Beating inside the 40 mm x 20 mm x 7.9 mm case, is a quartz Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 657.
Back in the days, the casebacks of Reversos were either solid or blank, but nowadays they can be decorated in myriad ways with either a special message, a significant date or even a bespoke design. The possibilities are as infinite as the skills of the designers and engravers at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture.
Fitted with a red-wine shiny alligator strap, the new Reverso One Red-Wine is priced at $9,050 Australian Dollars.