REVERSO TRIBUTE TOURBILLON DUOFACE
For its 185th anniversary, the brand has shown off its skills by combining a flying tourbillon with its Duoface concept in a limited edition.
For the first time since its launch in 1994, the Reverso in its Duoface version has been equipped with a flying tourbillon. This regulating feature is used to compensate for the effects of gravity and is unique because of its structure with a single bridge. In this particular watch, the tourbillon is also used to control the two faces of the watch, helping to create two different atmospheres. On the front dial, at 6 o’clock, we can see its traditional shape. The elegant architecture is shown off by a sunburst blue dial, with the dauphine-type hands moving around silvered hour markers. When you slide and turn over the platinum case (45.5mm x 27.4mm), the reverse side of the Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface dial is revealed. Jaeger-LeCoultre has given this side a much rawer aesthetic feel, highlighting the workings and bridges. A disc decorated with a Geneva wave pattern houses the second time zone, plus a day/night indicator set discreetly at 2 o’clock. The elements opposite the tourbillon are encircled by a minute track, transforming it into a display for the seconds.
To produce this design, Jaeger-LeCoultre rearranged the 254 components in the 847 calibre so they could be housed in a case that is just 9.15mm thick. Once fully would, the manual movement provides a power reserve of 38 hours.
This limited edition of the Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface is worn with a leather strap. With only 50 watches made, it is sure to delight collectors.
Price on request www.jaeger-lecoultre.com
By Dan Diaconu
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