Jaeger Le-Coultre Reverso, one of the world’s most recognisable watches, is turning 90.
The anniversary Jaeger Le-Coultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano watch features strap crafted by Argentina’s top maker of polo boots.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso watch is one of its most admired models.The timepiece with two faces, clean lines and flip-over case approaches its 90th anniversary in 2021. Issued in a limited edition, with a burgundy-red dial and pink gold case, the Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano pays tribute to Reverso.
Created in 1931, at the height of Art Deco period, the Jaeger‑LeCoultre Reverso was developed to meet the demands of the newly fashionable ‘sporting gentleman’ – specifically, the polo player.
Soon after its introduction, as the Jaeger Le-Coultre Reverso watch was adopted by tastemakers from all walks of life, new variations appeared. Even before the Reverso’s first anniversary, coloured dials were introduced, creating a vivid contrast with the case metal and adding a note of exuberance to its streamlined symmetry. This new limited edition recalls that early use of colour, to further enrich the Reverso story.
Jaeger Le-Coultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano watch with an original strap, specially designed and hand- crafted by Casa Fagliano, the world-famous Argentinian maker of polo boots.
Inspired by the canvas-and-leather boots that it makes for summer polo, Casa Fagliano combined cordovan leather and canvas for the new strap – as always, cutting and stitching every piece by hand. On the front dial, the rich burgundy-red of the lacquered surface creates a vivid contrast with the pink gold case and adds a note of exuberance to the streamlined symmetry of the Reverso.
Originally developed in 1994, the Jaeger Le-Coultre Duoface offers two contrasting dials, each displaying a different time zone, thanks to the hand-wound Calibre 854A/2. To maintain the perfect integrity of the case design, the second time zone is adjusted by a small slider set into the top case-band and completely invisible except when the case is released from the carriage to be flipped over.
On the front dial, in keeping with the original Reverso design, the hours are marked by straight indexes, doubled at 12.
The design of the reverse dial plays on the tension between circles and straight lines, anchored by contrasting decorative finishes. The stippled texture of Clous de Paris guillochage contrasts with the gleaming opaline finish of the central time display and the smaller circle that displays the day-night indication.
The Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano timepiece is a limited edition of 190 pieces, boutique exclusivity.