Unquestionably, the Reverso is among the most cherished and iconic timepieces created by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Its origins are fascinating and it was means again in 1931 when it was first initially launched. The artwork deco traces of the watch had been an immediate basic and had design traits that stood the take a look at of time. It has housed greater than 50 completely different calibers, whereas its clean metallic flip facet has change into an intriguing canvas being adorned with enamel or engravings. The Reverso is celebrating 90 years whereas it was in 1991, with the launch of the Reverso Soixantième, that the Calibre 824, developed particularly for the Reverso Soixantième, integrated a date indicated by a central hand and an influence reserve indicator. This was adopted in 1993 by the Reverso Tourbillon – its first wristwatch tourbillon.
Then got here the Reverso Répétition Minutes in 1994, the primary time Jaeger-LeCoultre had miniaturized a minute repeater for a wristwatch, Calibre 943 was the world’s first rectangular minute repeater motion. In 1996, La Grande Maison launched the Reverso Chronographe Rétrograde, with an intricate show on the reverse facet that solved the issue of the best way to prepare the chronograph counters inside an oblong body. This was adopted two years later by the Reverso Géographique and, coinciding with the Millennium, the Reverso Quantième Perpétuel.
Then in 2002, the Reverso Septantième had a Calibre 879 which supplied an 8-day energy reserve- uncommon at the moment. 5 years later, the Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque launched Calibre 175: a single motion incorporating 18 completely different features, together with civil time, sidereal time, and a perpetual calendar, displayed on three dials – the third dial being set into the provider plate of the watch. The Reverso has additionally housed Jaeger-LeCoultre’s distinctive bi-axial flying tourbillon, first within the Reverso Gyrotourbillon of 2008 and once more within the 2016 Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon. And in 2012, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the Reverso Répétition Minutes à Rideau, through which the chiming mechanism is activated by the motion of a pair of theatre-style curtains as they reveal and conceal the dial.
With its distinctive form, what binds the Reverso is the visible attract which has not modified through the years together with the craftsmanship in fact. A horological icon.