Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Lady: Haute Horology for Women
The Reverso, with its charming swivel case and sliding pivot movement, is the original sports watch. The ingenious idea of a timepiece that could be turned over was conceived at the height of the Art Deco era on the polo fields of India. Designed as a way to protect the crystal during the fast-paced game, Jaeger-LeCoultre reinvented the wristwatch, and with it created an icon.
Much more than just a watch, the Reverso’s enduring appreciation is in part due to the protective casing that can be engraved with a timeless dedication. An object of emotion to be admired and cherished, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Lady embodies this same rich heritage of tradition and innovation within a new, feminine form.
Harmony of Design - Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Lady
Throughout the years minor variations have been introduced, but the melody of the Reverso Lady remains the same. The pure geometric forms are always accentuated by the harmony of the materials chosen by the in-house designers at Jaeger-LeCoultre. The result is a highly refined wristwatch; a perfect balance of expertise and design that is truly the couture of horology.
The Reverso Lady stays true to the original Reverso. The polished stainless steel case connects the past with the present. Widely used by makers of fine watches; because of its durability it is the ideal material for the polo field. The Reverso Lady embraces this proud lineage. The pleasing rectangular case is both sleek and functional. At just 33.2mm by 19.5mm, the softer dimensions of the Reverso Lady fit comfortably against the wrist.
Underneath the sapphire crystal, the clear white satin brushed dial with black Arabic numerals is elegant yet understated. Designed to be read easily in low-light settings, the subtle details, such as the flame-blue stainless steel bâton hands that match perfectly the inner minute track, reveal how there is more than just functionality to its design.
Finally, securing the slender stainless steel case of the Reverso Lady is a choice of strap in either black alligator or tan ostrich leather. The double folding buckle makes this well-proportioned timepiece a pleasure to wear. A third option, a stainless steel link bracelet, is also available.
The Caliber of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Lady
The Reverso Lady features two distinct calibers. The leather strap edition houses the caliber 846/1. This hand-wound manual movement is made up of just 93 pieces, 18 jewels, and yet achieves a robust 21600 vph. A favorite of Jaeger-LeCoultre, it is the caliber used in the famous re-edition of the original 1931 Reverso. The stainless steel bracelet features the 657 quartz movement. Composed of an astounding 43 components, this lightweight movement makes for unbeatable accuracy.
The history of the Reverso is unlike any other. Still as timeless and relevant as ever, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Lady marks a new chapter in the story of the iconic wristwatch.