With a burgundy-red dial and pink gold case, the Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano limited edition watch pays tribute to the iconic Reverso family.
Created in 1931, the Art Deco inspired Reverso watch was developed to meet the demands of polo players. A masterful integration of form and function, with its clean lines and flip-over case, it has become one of the world’s most recognisable watches in the world.
Marrying the dual-time zone complication of the Duoface with the purified aesthetic of the Tribute collection, the new timepiece is complemented by an original strap, specially designed and hand-crafted by Casa Fagliano, the world-famous Argentinian maker of polo boots.
Originally developed in 1994, the Duoface offers two contrasting dials, each displaying a different time zone, thanks to the hand-wound Calibre 854A/2. To maintain the perfect integrity of the case design, the second time zone is adjusted by a small slider set into the top case-band and completely invisible except when the case is released from the carriage to be flipped over. A deeply etched sunray pattern on the inner surface of the carriage adds to the visual enjoyment of turning the watch over.
On the front dial, in keeping with the original Reverso design, the hours are marked by straight indexes, doubled at 12. Their faceted shape adds visual depth to the rich burgundy-red of the lacquered surface and echoes the form of the Dauphine hands. The circular track of the small seconds display at six o’clock provides a counterpoint to the linear geometry of the dial and case.
The design of the reverse dial plays on the tension between circles and straight lines, anchored by contrasting decorative finishes. The stippled texture of Clous de Paris guillochage contrasts with the gleaming opaline finish of the central time display and the smaller circle that displays the day-night indication.
Both dial treatments are balanced by the warm tones of the pink gold case which, in turn, is complemented by the two-tone strap. Inspired by the canvas-and-leather boots that it makes for summer polo, Casa Fagliano combined cordovan leather and canvas for the new strap – as always, cutting and stitching every piece by hand.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano is a limited edition of 190 pieces, boutique exclusivity.
Model: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Fagliano
Manually wound mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 854A/2; 21,600 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 42-hour
Front: Hours, minutes, small seconds
Reverse: Second time zone, 24-hour day/night indicator
18-carat pink gold
Dimensions: 47 x 28.3mm x 10.3mm
Water resistance: 3 bar
Front: Burgundy-red lacquer, applied golden hour markers, Dauphine hands
Reverse: Silvered grey and velvety Clous de Paris guillochage, applied golden hour markers, Dauphine hands
Two-tone cordovan leather and canvas, designed and hand-crafted by Casa Fagliano, pin buckle in 18-carat pink gold