Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duoface

The original intent of the birth of Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso was to survive polo matches. Back in the 1930s, LeCoultre manufacture and Jaeger S.A. were two different companies. They worked together and created the legendary Reverso. The reversible case can protect the watch from shocks, while a case back could be used for personalization. The original Reverso case was 38mm long, 24mm wide, and 6mm high—just as the same size as today’s Reverso Classique. In 1937, Jaeger S.A. and LeCoultre merged, and officially became Jaeger-LeCoultre. They carried on the legacy of Reverso that represented a symbol of elegance and sophistication. Inspired by the Art Deco style for over 80 years, the Reverso still constantly renewing and reinventing itself through each new model. Unfortunately after WWII, the mode switched to round watches and the symbol of the Art Deco was somehow disregarded compared to previous years. Because of that, the Reverso experienced a low ebb for a while. Luckily, an Italian watch dealer noticed the Reverso, and was confident that these pieces will be a success. Therefore he convinced the brand, and later in 1982, Reverso was revived by JLC that housed mostly quartz movement.


Today, Jaeger LeCoultre introduces the iconic Reverso Classic Large Duoface (Ref. 3838420). This timepiece is powered by JLC in house calibre 969 in automatic self-winding movement. With 47mm long and 28.3mm wide stainless steel case, the front case has silvered Guilloche vertically brushed dial with black transferred numerals, a small day/night indicator at 6 o’clock position and Baton hands; while the back case has a black “Clous de Paris” guilloche dial with struck hour-markers that offers a second time-zone and eventail hands.