When you think of Swiss watchmaking, the maison Jaeger-LeCoultre definitely springs to mind with its classic Reverso. The Reverso is a double-faced watch, which allows the wearer to swap the dial faces on the same timepiece, thereby offering the option to get one of the dials customised and engraved as per their preferences. The 2021 version of the icon is the most complicated Reverso created by the brand.
Named Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 Quadriptyque, the watch features 11 complications including a perpetual calendar, minute repeater, indications of the synodic, draconic and anomalistic cycles (never before put together in a wristwatch). They required 12 patents to put the timepiece together and here is the kicker: the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 Quadriptyque is the first watch in the world with four faces of timekeeping indications—what JLC is calling the ‘four chapters of horological virtuosity’. The first chapter features the tourbillon at 7 o’clock and a perpetual calendar on the dial face. The second chapter reflects its chiming complication via a lever located just above the crown. When slid, it produces a charming melody. Chapter three uncovers the orbit, with three displays for lunar information—the synodic cycle, the draconic cycle and the anomalistic cycle. The last chapter focuses on the reverse faces of watch, which in this case are four. Limited to ten pieces worldwide, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 Quadriptyque comes in a white-gold case and is paired with a blue alligator strap.
And that is not all. Jaeger-LeCoultre presents four stunning pieces for women as a part of their Reverso One line. The four artistic and exquisite Reverso One models seek inspiration from the decorative jewels from the 1920s.
Reverso One White Lillies comes in a hand-engraved blank gold case-back with white-gold lillies contrasted with rich blue and light blue leaves set on a sky-blue mother-of-pearl background. Reverso One Pink Antrums comes in a black lacquered background with enameled foliage in different shades of pink fully set in diamonds. Reverso One Purple and Blue Aurums come on pink-gold and white-gold faces respectively. The dials are modelled with flowers and leaves in enamel and set on a background enhanced set with diamonds.