The iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch replica celebrates its 85th anniversary this year. It was originally intended as a watch for polo players (of which more below), but we know from the number of customers and collectors who love this watch collection that its appeal is a little broader today. Here we take a look at the new versions for men and women that were unveiled this year.
The brand created the original Reverso in 1931, when British officers serving in India gave Jacques-David LeCoultre the challenge of designing a timepiece that could withstand the impact of their polo matches. His answer? The now-famous Reverso with its revolving rectangular case.
The Classic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso blue dial copy watch now comes in three sizes: small, medium and large, all cast in steel. The small version is equipped with a quartz movement while the bigger sizes are powered by the new automatic Calibre 965.
Now, however, to mark the icon’s 85th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre has refreshed its Reverso line and launched several exciting new models.
Elsewhere, the Reverso Tribute models offer a wealth of innovative complications, and highlights include the trimmer Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon, Reverso Tribute Duo and Reverso Tribute Calendar. All models stay true to the Reverso design, with Arabic numerals and the distinctive minute track. Jaeger-LeCoultre has also created the Reverso One collection exclusively for ladies, which features the Réédition, Cordonnet and Duetto Moon.
The brand is introducing a new version of the dual-time-zone Classic Duo, which features a day/night indicator on the brushed guilloché front dial, and a ‘home time’ display on the black reverse dial. This is joined by a new Classic Duetto, available in small and medium case sizes.
Since then the watch has become an icon. It often makes its way onto ‘most desirable steel Jaeger-LeCoultre watch replica ’ lists, and even got its own Mad Men version – a collaboration with the very popular television show about the advertising industry in 1960s New York.