When releasing a special edition, Jaeger-LeCoultre tends capitalize on its most iconic and bestselling model, the Reverso, to make its announcement loud and clear. To mark the 185th anniversary for Jaeger-LeCoultre, the company is celebrating with an elite limited edition of the Reverso, which was initially introduced in 1931.
While there are several versions of the iconic model, this special-edition watch represents the first Duoface capable of producing double time zones and a flying tourbillon. Both tourbillons display the 6 o’clock position, but the front dial is the focus of the watch and features a deep blue background.
The Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface combines the brand’s duoface, double dial concept with a flying tourbillon that can be seen on either dial side of the Reverso case. The tourbillon’s technical features are achieved by maintaining the tourbillon’s moving carriage and its spring balance through the use of a ball-bearing system. For those who are not aware of the Reverso Duoface, it is actually a two-in-one watch.
The limited edition watch also has a new caliber, the JLC 847 created by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Another achievement produced in the Reverso was the ability to fit the movement into a scaled down case. The case measures 24.4mm wide and 45.5mm long with a thickness of 9.1mm.
On the reverse side of the watch is a classic grained dial with a Côtes de Genève finish. The inverse side features a second time zone, small seconds and the day and night indicator at 2 o’clock. The tourbillon on this side of the watch also serves as a second indicator, with an index printed on the inside tourbillon case.
The entire watch is water resistant in up to 30 meters of water. Just like the previous Reversos, the case features the same typical Art Deco design and is made of platinum.The Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface is a 50-piece limited edition. It’s all yours for a price of $123,000.