About this watch

This is probably the most instantly recognizable classic Jaeger Le Coultre wristwatch, but I wonder how owners of the classic Reverso know the fascinating history behind this unique watch.

The actual patent for the case design was completed by LeCoultre in 1931 and it was the result of a request by Polo players passed to Jaques David LeCoultre to design a watch that could be worn and protected whilst they played their vigorous sport. A simple solution would have been to use a protective cage as used on earlier world war one timepieces but that would have ruined the aesthetics of any watch, so the solution was a watch that is able to slide out of its frame and turn around completely and so protect the fragile glass etc.

This example from c 2002 is the Grand Taille and today the 26 mm x 42 mm case is perfect for ladies or gents ,The watch case is solid 18ct gold and the outer case is stainless steel ,true to the original design concept ,giving you an elegant watch that is also very well protected.

As with most Reverso watches the movement is an in-house manual wind and runs perfectly.

The watch is fitted to an original JLC Ostrich strap completed with an original JLC deployment clasp and will be delivered in an original JLC box

In stock and ready for worldwide shipping

Our stock number 8069