A Week On The Wrist The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar, A More Complicated Take On The Iconic Rectangular Watch
I’ve always thought of the Reverso as “the doctor’s watch” because, growing up, my doctor always had one on his wrist. It was a classic, stainless steel Reverso. Nothing ornate. But I thought it was beautiful, and from then on I’ve always equated the Reverso with success and respectability. What I wasn’t aware of is that it was, according to Jaeger-LeCoultre, a sports watch. This was in the 1990s, shortly before themaison decided to introduce complicated Reversos – watches I’m pretty certain you wouldn’t find on the wrist of most physicians. This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Reverso, so Jaeger-LeCoultre continued to release more rectangular watches with high-end complications to celebrate. I knew I had to spend a week with one of the stars of the new collection, the Reverso Tribute Calendar. Here we take a look at the evolution of the Reverso, from stainless steel sports watch to ultimate expression of luxury.