Celebrating their 185th anniversary, Swiss luxury watch manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre presents the new Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface, a highly anticipated version of the Reverso Tribute. This new watch brings together the flying tourbillon with the Duoface concept, two techniques that represent absolute sophistication. Equipped with the new manually wound Calibre 847, this unique timepiece is limited to fifty pieces only.
Taking inspiration from the iconic models such as the Hybris Mechanica 11 and Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon, the Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface features an original design with high quality finishing. One major technical feat achieved here is maintaining the tourbillon’s moving carriage and its sprung balance through the use of an ingenious ball-bearing system, all while still offering the freedom to express oneself fully on the back of the watch.
The watch offers two-time zones on two separate dials thanks to the revolutionary concept of reversibility developed in the workshops of Jaeger-LeCoultre. The design of the Duoface has been completely revamped, resulting in an entirely new layout so that all the various components can fit into a platinum case with a mere 9.15 mm thickness. The result is two hand-fittings in a single movement brought together with a grand complication, a challenge that remains formidable to achieve.
Designed with stylistic codes borrowed from Art Deco, this new watch incorporates timeless and inimitable characteristics of the original Reverso models, which are inseparable from both the history and heritage of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture.
Front side of the watch features a blue sun-rayed dial with silvered hand-applied hour-markers, dauphine hands and a flying tourbillon at six o’clock. On the opposite side, the grained dial and Côtes de Genève finishes make the perfect housing for emblematic functions like a second time zone, small seconds, or the day/night indicator discreetly nestled at 2 o’clock.
With a simple move of the finger, the watch offers up one of its two faces, each possessing an aesthetic at once complimentary and diametrically opposed. The front, adorned with deep blue, is a bold expression of elegance. The opposite side, with a rough metal effect, strives for a sober and streamlined aesthetic. Both sides bear the same flying tourbillon, a feature that brings ultimate sophistication, its lower portion lodged within the platinum case, giving it a slightly rounded and curved shape.
During the major chapters of watchmaking history and in the annals of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture, the iconic Reverso has proven time and to be one of the most beautiful rectangular watches in the world. Since its creation in 1931, the model has always rotated by means of an ingenious system of flipping the case.
It continues to be a source of inspiration for watchmakers, artists and artisans of the Grande Maison, as well as a source of delight for lovers of rare and precious objects in which the level of sophistication is paralleled only by mechanical excellence and aesthetic achievement. With a stunning degree of complexity and design, recognisable at first glance, the new Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface is no exception to the rule. Bringing together the flying tourbillon and the Duoface concept in one single model for the very first time, Jaeger-LeCoultre offers collectors an incredible embodiment of the art of watchmaking.
Model: Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface
Limitation: 50 pieces
Size: 45.5 mm x 27.4 mm
Thickness: 9.15 mm
Water resistance: 30 m
Calibre: 847 – Manual
Hour/Minute/Tourbillon with second indicator, Second Time Zone, Night & Day indicator
Blue sunray (R) and Silvered grained (V)