Jaeger-LeCoultre Release Two New Editions of The Reverso

Why settle for only one watch face?

WATCHES 02/11/2022
Yaseen Dockrat

When Jaeger-LeCoultre revealed the Reverso in 1931, it caused a stir in the world of horology, gaining iconic status almost instantly. Now, 91 years later, the watch has lost none of its lustre, and presents two new iterations, along with a brand-new campaign starring Nicholas Hoult and Anya Taylor-Joy.

Crafted for British officers who played polo, the Reverso is signified by its classic case that flips over and clicks into place hiding the watch face and revealing the tougher caseback. This switch was intended to offer enough protection to withstand any knocks the watch might take during a game.


In recent years Jager-LeCoultre has become more innovative with the watch. While some still feature the classic had a caseback, the manufacturer has introduced the Duoface – where either side of the flip features a watch face. Jager-LeCoultre has expanded the watch to include all sorts of modern metiers and complications.

The Duoface now displays two different dials that offer two different time zones. One side of the latest Duo Reverso features a simple calendar with day, date, month, and moon phases, while the other  offers the wearer a second time zone, as well as a day/night indicator. The simple calendar refers to a triple calendar that displays the day, date, and month, and may include a moon phase. Unlike the perpetual or annual calendar, however, the watch requires a date adjustment for months with less than 31 days.


The latest Duoface comes in two iterations, one crafted from steel that features a silver-grained dial on the calendar side and a blue finish on the reverse side. The other iteration is crafted from 18-carat red gold, finished off with a silver sunray dial on the calendar side and a grey sunray dial on the reverse side. The watches are finished off with Clous de Paris guilloche on the outer dial segments, as well as gadroons that grooved into the upper and lower case. The watch’s classic dauphine hands and applied markers keep to the original design codes of the Reverso.


Both watches come with interchangeable brown calf leather straps, as well as an additional beige canvas and brown calf leather strap. The straps are crafted by Fagliano, the Argentinian cordovan leather specialist renowned for its polo boots. The watch features a manual wound calibre 853 movement, which is purpose-built to fit the contours of the case.

The stainless-steel version is priced at $14,500 and the 18-carat cold edition is available for $26,700 here.

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