Next year, Jaeger-LeCoultre will celebrate 90 years of its most iconic watch, the Reverso, to mark that date, it has just launched a limited edition of this same model, with a burgundy red dial and pink gold case, the Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano.
The Reverso was first introduced in 1931, having been developed for the polo player, with the distinctive feature of all others being its flip-over box, which allowed to alternate between the dial with the hours and the solid rear box with a view to protecting the clock face. The simplicity of the dial combined with the flip-over case has won admirers all over the world making it one of the most well-known watches and the success was so great that new variants with different coloured dials quickly emerged, however, the first watch born bearing the prestigious name Reverso was exactly the same with a burgundy red dial.
The Reverso Duoface, however, only appeared in 1994, with two contrasting dials and each one with a different time zone, powered by the hand-wound Caliber 854A/2 and while on the main dial the hours can be adjusted using the crown positioned at the 3 o’clock, the secondary display or second-time zone is set using a discreet cursor placed on the top of the box and only visible momentarily when the display is changed on the watch.
The main dial follows the line of the original design of Reverso, with straight hour indexes and double markers at 12 o’clock, dauphine hands and a small subdial of seconds at 6 o’clock.
On the back, we find the stippled texture of Clous de Paris guillochage, which contrasts in the centre with two opaline dials, the largest that provides a second time zone, with hour indexes and dauphine hands, and a smaller dial below with day and night indicator.
The watch comes with a two-tone bracelet produced by the famous Casa Fagliano that also gives it its name, which produces polo boots. The materials used in the bracelet are cordovan leather and canvas, which are exactly the same materials used to produce polo boots in the summer season. All pieces are cut and sewn by hand.
This is a limited edition of only 190 pieces, which can be found exclusively at the brand’s boutiques for the price of € 23,400.
Brand: Jaeger LeCoultre
Model: Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano
Dial: Burgundy red and opaline with a stippled texture of Clous de Paris guillochage
Case Material: 19k Pink gold
Case Dimensions: 47 mm x 28,3 mm x 10,3 mm
Indexes: Applied gold
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day/night indicator
Power Reserve: 42 Hours
Strap: Cordovan leather and canvas strap
Price: € 23,400
Limited Edition: 190 pieces