As the Reverso approaches its 90th anniversary in 2021, Jaeger-LeCoultre reinterprets one of its most admired models.
Issued in a limited edition, with a burgundy-red dial and pink gold case, the Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano pays tribute to a design of rare longevity.
Created in 1931, at the height of Art Deco period, the Reverso was developed to meet the demands of the newly fashionable ‘sporting gentleman’ – specifically, the polo player.
A masterful integration of form and function, with its clean lines and flip-over case, it has become one of the world’s most recognisable watches.
Soon after its introduction, as the Reverso was adopted by tastemakers from all walks of life, new variations appeared.
Even before the Reverso’s first anniversary, coloured dials were introduced, creating a vivid contrast with the case metal and adding a note of exuberance to its streamlined symmetry.
This new limited edition recalls that early use of colour, to further enrich the Reverso story.
Originally developed in 1994, the Duoface offers two contrasting dials, each displaying a different time zone, thanks to the hand-wound Calibre 854A/2.
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.
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, with boutique exclusivity.