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JAEGER-LECOULTRE | REVERSO STAINLESS STEEL REVERSIBLE WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1931

JAEGER-LECOULTRE | REVERSO STAINLESS STEEL REVERSIBLE WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1931

JAEGER-LECOULTRE | REVERSO STAINLESS STEEL REVERSIBLE WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1931

JAEGER-LECOULTRE


REVERSO

STAINLESS STEEL REVERSIBLE WRISTWATCH

CIRCA 1931


Dial: black

Calibre: manual winding, jewelled 

Movement number:

Case: stainless steel reversible, snap-on back

Case number: 6'861

Closure: associated calfskin strap and stainless steel buckle

Dimensions: 23 x 33 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: none


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MVT: running at the time of cataloguing.

CASE: in good condition considering the age, with surface marks throughout. Reversible hinge is tightly securing the case. The plexiglass bears some scratches.

DIAL: dial and hands in good condition. Raised signature is clearly legible.


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The Reverso was launched in 1931 following a request a polo player made to Swiss entrepreneur César de Trey for a watch which would sustain the physical strain induced by the sport. The project was passed on to Jacques-David LeCoultre, who came up with the patented reversible case design. The polo players could easily flip the case around to protect the watch face from impacts, revealing a personalized engraving to the back. The Reverso has been an absolute cult classic since its inception with little to no change in its reversible case design.