As the iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso celebrates its 90th anniversary next year, the watchmaker unveils a new interpretation of this highly admired piece.
Created with a burgundy red dial and pink gold case, the Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano pays tribute to a design of rare longevity and great success.
First created in 1931, the Reverso was developed to meet the demands of the newly fashionable ‘sporting gentleman’ – specifically, the polo player. The watch combines style and function with its reversible dial that allows the wearer to protect the beauty of the watch and adjust according to his or her activity. Throughout the years many variations of this icon have reinvented the iconic piece time and time again making it a true icon.
The Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano offers two contrasting dials, each displaying a different time zone. Housing the hand-wound Calibre 854A/2, the timepiece is complemented by an original strap, specially designed and hand-crafted by Casa Fagliano, the world-famous Argentinian maker of polo boots.
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. Their faceted shape adds visual depth to the rich burgundy-red of the lacquered surface and echoes the form of the Dauphine hands. 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.
Both dial treatments are balanced by the warm tones of the pink gold case which, in turn, is complemented by the two-tone strap. 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.
The Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano is a limited edition of 190 pieces, boutique exclusivity.