Watches Wednesday: Jaeger-LeCoultre Limited Edition Reverso Tribute Nonantième
28 April 2021

Watches Wednesday: Jaeger-LeCoultre Limited Edition Reverso Tribute Nonantième

For the first 60 years Jaeger-LeCoultre‘s  Reverso timepiece remained a classic minimalistic fuss-free watch with its swivelling case and Art Deco lines, intended to be worn by polo players. Fast forward to 1991, the Maison introduced the Reverso Soixantième, its first ever Reverso with complications fitted with a sapphire crystal caseback, allowing the wearer to take a peek at the watch’s mechanism within.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Limited Edition Reverso Tribute Nonantieme Back

Now, another 30 years after the launch of its first complication on the iconic timepiece, Jaeger-LeCoultre debuts the Reverso Tribute Nonantième, with an 18 karat pink gold case and a moonphase display set within a circle formed by the small seconds counter, a large date display below 12 clock framed by an applied filet of pink gold, and powered by the new manually-wound movement, the Calibre 826, with a power reserve of 4 hours. The front dial, however, provides no inkling to anyone, of the surprise that is hidden on the reverse side. Flip it over. and you’ll see small upper aperture with a semi-jumping digital hour indication  ( a first on the Reverso – reminiscent of the digital wristwatch displays developed by the Maison in the 1930s) and a larger aperture below the hour, with minutes displayed on a rotating disc partially concealed by a blue lacquered plate created by the Atelier des Métiers Rares ® with tiny golden stars and a golden sun and moon, used as a night and day indicator. Both these apertures certainly reminded us on the cameras that are built into our mobile phones. The black alligator strap completes the 18k pink gold wristwatch, providing the perfect juxtaposition.

This 190-piece Limited Edition Reverso Tribute Nonantième is indeed  a true testament to high watchmaking.


Images courtesy of Jaeger-LeCoultre