Forget the candy and the over-priced dinner — maybe even the flowers. This year if you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift for the woman in your life — look no further than your wrist. Make her a nice candle-light dinner at home and slip a gorgeous and iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch on her wrist — giving the gift of time is like giving the gift of eternity.
Don’t worry if she likes sports more than a night out at the movie, there is a Reverso for that. If she likes classic elegance and a smattering of diamonds (and your budget can afford it), there’s a Reverso for that. In fact, one would be hard pressed not to find a Reverso that is just right for the woman — or even the man — in your life.
It was in the early 1930’s that polo players approached Jaeger-LeCoultre to create a watch for them that could withstand the rigors of the game. The solution: a watch that is set in a case holder. The watch head itself (dial, movement) slides out from the case holder and reverses or swivels — showcasing a different side — before locking back into place. In the polo days, that reverse side was hard metal. Players could turn the watch around during wear and then turn it back after the match.
Today, that reverse side can be anything from a blank metal slate for the perfect engraving, to a dual-time indication watch or a host of other dial displays. The possibilities are endless, making the iconic Reverso one of the most versatile and coveted watches on the market today.
Additionally, depending on your wallet, there is an option for almost everyone, with new Reverso watches retailing from about $6,000 and up. Most are equipped with mechanical movements, but for those who prefer a quartz caliber, that is also an option in some models. There are also a host of men’s versions available, as well, in case the love of your life is not a woman.