The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is one of the most iconic watches in the brand’s history as well as the watch industry as a whole. Known for its reversible watch face displaying two different time zones, the Reverso has a cult status amongst Jaeger-LeCoultre fanatics and collectors. What makes the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso all the more appealing to its many fans is its limited quantity, with many not breaching over 100 in each production.
Since its inception in 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has brought forth many limited editions Reverso watches but there was only a handful that has truly stood the test of time. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, which was originally made for polo players back in 1931, enabled players to protect its crystal glass faces by rotating its case to a steel case. Over the years, the Reverso has steadily become the face of the brand, turning itself into an instant classic for enthusiasts and collectors alike.
This year, Jaeger-LeCoultre marks its 185th birthday with the debut of the Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface concept. It combines the heritage of the iconic Reverso design alongside Jaeger-LeCoultre’s haute horology capabilities.
The elaborate design features a smaller Reverso case that houses the Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 847 alongside a flying tourbillon and its Duoface layout. The former in question is a 60-second flying tourbillon. The Duoface functionality essentially allows two different time zones on the same watch.
The Tribute Tourbillon Duoface is limited to only 50 pieces with a US$123,000 price tag. With this being the latest addition, here are some of the other popular limited edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watches.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Night & Day
In collaboration with The Watch Gallery, The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Night & Day is limited to only 30 pieces. It houses the Automatic Calibre 967B within its stainless steel case.
Above it sits the blue lacquered dial that shows the time as well as a day and night indicator. On its back is the ‘limited series’ numbers engraving, showcasing which specific model one owns out of the 30. The Grande Reverso Night & Day also comes with a dark blue alligator leather strap to match its dial.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 976 Guillermo Ceniceros Special Edition
Released in 2011, the Grande Reverso 976 Guillermo Ceniceros marked the 80th anniversary since the creation of the iconic Reverso watch. This model is an homage to Mexican painter, muralist, and engraver Guillermo Ceniceros. The Grande Reverso 976, which debuted during the Jaeger-LeCoultre store launch in Mexico, comes in two variations: stainless steel (limited to 50 pieces) or rose gold (only 10 of its kind in the world).
It also utilises the Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 976 with 28,800 vibrations an hour, guaranteeing at least 48-hour power reserve. Both models are fitted with a black dial embellished with Art Deco numerals and dual finishing. At the centre of the dial sits a rectangular gullioche pattern with Clous de Paris engraving.