“Luxury” is a term that is sometimes overused in the world of horology, yet if there is one timepiece that truly holds this meaning, it has to be the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. Originally designed in 1931, the Reverso is a pure Art Deco watch. It was born in a period where design and functionality were combined, therefore the Reverso became an incredibly desired watch, which still stands today!
To mark the 85th anniversary of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso collection, The Watch Gallery and Jaeger-LeCoultre have collaborated to create the exclusive Grande Reverso Night & Day Q380848L. There are only 30 pieces available in this limited series, which makes wearing this particular Reverso even more special. It is such an elegant watch with a stunning blue lacquered dial and blue alligator strap, which represents the colour of The Watch Gallery brand.
When looking for a timepiece, I believe it should enhance your own personality and style. As I am a big fan of a well tailored suit, I usually pick a fine dress watch to match. However I feel sometimes a watch does not need to be only an addition to an outfit, but an accessory that really stands out. Priced at over £8000, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Night & Day would be at the luxury end of my watch collection, but it really does epitomise quality. With so much history, it is a watch to aspire to have. While originally created for sportsmen, the Reverso took on classic deigns of the Art Deco period and rapidly adorned the wrists of trendsetters over the years.
I love the design of the watch, but the iconic reversal aspect is particularly important to look at. Jaeger-LeCoultre created its swivelling case to design a watch that polo players could wear, without having to worry that the glass on the front of their watches would be ruined during play. Whilst that is definitely something I don’t have to worry about, it started numerous possibilities that have not become boring even after all this time! The design did not only encapsulate perfectly the era's obsession with Art Deco, it also created a personal touch due to the undecorated back. Very often the Reverso would be engraved by clients, and I can really see this appeal.
While the face is hidden, it looks like the perfect accessory for any man that appreciates style and fashion. I enjoy finding hidden gems in life, whether that is a travel destination, menswear or interior design brand. That is why I especially like the reverse feature. It is a hidden gem, as well as a conversation piece. I feel I could wear the exclusive Reverso for numerous occasions, to pair with so many different styles. It is obvious when a suit is of high quality, and I think navy blue is a colour that most people can pull off well. It helps that the distinctive blue colour of the watch highlights the Reverso’s understated luxury. I have been really impressed by this stunning timepiece, so if you can get your hands on one, I would really go for it…it really is a wearable investment!
Since the 1st February the Reverso Night & Day has been exclusively available by The Watch Gallery. You can also check out the Watch Gallery’s stores at One Hyde Park, Selfridges, Covent Garden, House of Hanover, Westfield and online at http://www.thewatchgallery.com
This post was created for Jaeger LeCoultre in Collaboration with The Watch Gallery, monetary compensation was provided.