Born out of necessity in the 1930’s, the now iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch was initially created for polo players whose timepieces could not withstand the rigor of the sport. By creating a case that slides out sideways and turns around, so that the watch dial is protected inside the metal caseback, Jaeger-LeCoultre not only demonstrated its watchmaking prowess and inventiveness, but also secured yet another place in the watchmaking history annals.
Since that time, the brand has introduced and evolved the Reverso to such degrees that it appeals to savvy men and women worldwide. The newest women’s watches released include the Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin Duetto Duo. The watch house the mechanical manually-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 864/A – assembled crafted a decorated by hand in the brand’s Swiss workshops. The 142-part movement, with 19 jewels, beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour. The front of the watch depicts the hours and the minutes, while the reverse side offers second time zone indication. The watch is offered in stainless steel ($12,100) and in 18-karat pink gold ($24,300), each with a stunning back of mother-of-pearl marquetry. The case is adorned with 30 diamonds for shimmering accents.