Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso 250.5.86Sold
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso 250.5.86
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It was 1930 when Jaeger-Le-Coultre was challenged to design a wristwatch that could withstand the polo matches of British army officers during the colonial era down in British India.Jaeger-LeCoultre didn’t only succeed in creating a watch that was solid enough to protect against possible mallet strokes but they also succeed in creating an extraordinary elegant dress watch that is still highly sought-after nowadays.This beautiful and functional timepiece is made out of 18k yellow gold and stainless steel and has a case size of 23 by 38.5 millimeter. The watch is powered by the manually wounding, JLC 846/1 caliber and dates back to the early 2000’s.Underneath the sapphire crystal we’ll find a two-tone, silver and white dial. The watch features a blued steel ‘sword’ handset.
Jaeger LeCoultre ReversoThe story of the ‘Reverso’ started in 1931. The goal was to produce a watch that could endure a Polo match. Ever since the glass was the main problem, they needed to figure out something to protect it. The solution was simple but brilliant, a watch that you can flip over to protect it. Although it was made in first place for the polo players, it soon became very popular for the sophisticated and prominent men. Nowadays it is an Art-deco classic with a lot of varieties and a must have in the collection as it is historically one of the most important rectangular watches ever made.