What size was the original Reverso?
The original Reverso case was 38 mm long, 24 mm large and 6 mm high, pretty close to the size of today’s Reverso Classic (40.1 mm x 24.4 mm x 7.56 mm). The dial of the original model featured only hours and minutes hands. It was only in 1934 that LeCoultre introduced a version with small seconds counter at six o’clock.
Does the JLC Reverso hold value?
Overall, for a consumer good, JLC Reverso holds its value fairly well.
Is JLC Reverso a dress watch?
But the Reverso is still an elegant sports watch of choice. It’s slender rectangular profile and classic hands make it a great choice for more than just what it was designed for. Indeed, today the Reverso is more of a dress watch than a sports watch.
Why is JLC so expensive?
But once you’ve visited a proper watch manufacture like Jaeger-LeCoultre’s, you really appreciate why these things cost as much as they do. They’re expensive because there’s so many different disciplines; so many different components; so much time that goes into making these timepieces.
Who wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso?
Jaeger LeCoultre has been keeping time for billionaire-philanthropist Bruce Wayne for two decades, which began with the Val Kilmer-starrer Batman Forever. In the last Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale wore a Reverso Grande Date.
What is the point of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso?
That began in 1994 when JLC released the Reverso Duoface. It was the first Reverso with two faces, each capable of showing a different time, allowing the wearer to track two time zones. The Duoface signalled the beginning of an era where complications were a key part of the Reverso collection.
Is JLC better than Cartier?
The Cartier brand is not as prestigious as Jaeger-LeCoultre. Cartier is considered a jewelry brand while JLC is a high horology brand. Watches from Cartier generally have a lower resale value than those from Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Can you wear a Reverso casually?
Yes, the reverso is versatile enough for casual wear.