The 1930s was the era of art deco, an influence that showed itself in countless fine objects from that period. The field of luxury timepieces was no exception. Now Jaeger LeCoultre Watches has revived the Reverso, a watch with an art deco design that first brought the firm to world attention.
The Reverso functions as either a watch or a handsome, masculine bracelet. The watch turns completely over to reveal a solid metal panel that can be engraved with a personal inscription. In a variation, the reverse side has a miniature enamel of an elegant lady with a fan.
While the luxury timepieces near the beginning have the single-function simplicity that characterizes many of the creations of Jaeger LeCoultre Watches, more features begin to appear in the later pieces. One of the subdivisions of this line is Reverso GT, which has a small seconds hand in lower dial. The rectangular face lends itself to this function, allowing it to fit without crowding. Jaeger LeCoultre Watches' Reverso Reserve de Marche is a slightly expanded version with power reserve dial as well as the small seconds hand.
Other variations shown in this selection of luxury timepieces from Jaeger LeCoultre Watches are the Reverso Date with a date indicator and the Reverso Grande Date which also has a power reserve dial. Notice that two of the Grande Date luxury timepieces have double windows, opening like a book to reveal the time dial on the right and a sapphire-glass panel on the left showing the beautiful movement. There is also a see-through panel on the outside of the case, so the movement can be viewed from both sides.