As mentioned earlier, 2015 is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 85th birthday celebration for their beloved Reverso models, with a plethora of models in various sizes and iterations to suit all (or almost all) tastes.
Today’s photos are of one of the more complicated of those released at SIHH 2016, the Reverso Tribute Calendar. At 49.4mm x 29.9mm x 12.06mm in a rose gold case, it is also on the big side of the Reverso spectrum.
When looking at all the new Reversos together it actually becomes evident that the mid-sized ones are arguably the most attractive proportion-wise, but this one is bigger for a reason, its functions.
The recto dial displays hours, minutes, a triple calendar, and moonphase on an opaline grained dial with hand applied hour markers. On the other side is an anthracite hobnail dial with gilt hour markers on which there is a a second time zone with a day/ night indicator. A discreet trigger system that adjusts the second timezone is integrated into the case at 6 o’clock.
Inside is the manual-wind Calibre 853 with 45 hours power reserve.
Although reasonably substantial, it is nonetheless a rather attractive piece, especially with its outsized day/ night indicator which can probably be seen as decorative in nature. Whether its size will play a part in its popularity is something that remains to be seen but in the meantime, it’s not too bad looking at all.