To mark its 185th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre presents the Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface. The new model brings together the flying tourbillon with the Duoface concept. Equipped with the new manually wound calibre Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 847, this unique timepiece is a show of exclusivity down to the very number of models produced – just 100 will be up for grabs.
An exceptional timepiece combining finesse and grand complications
Remarkable in more ways than one, the 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 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 measuring a mere 9.15 millimetres. 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 that have characterised the Reverso since its creation in 1931, this new piece pays homage to the original models.
A blue sunrayed dial and silvered hand-applied hour-markers adorn the front side, with Dauphine hands above the flying tourbillon, which sits at six o’clock. On the opposite side, the grained dial and Côtes de Genève finishes make the perfect housing for 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. The front in 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.