With most of the attention focused on the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel and the Master Ultra Thin Enamel models, for me, the highlight of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s SIHH 2019 releases were in fact the two elegant and attractive Reversos in a deep red, and in a dark blue. The former seemed to garner a lot of attention, but the latter not so much.
There have been a number of very good looking Reverso Tributes with coloured dials and Casa Fagliano straps in recent times, and these latest two releases add to this subset of the Revero family.
The first of these is the one with the most coverage so far, the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds with a ‘red wine’ (Bordeaux, if you wish) dial and matching Casa Fagliano strap.
Coming in a 45.6mm x 27.4mm stainless steel case (thickness 8.5mm), the functions are as the name states, on a sunray-brushed dial with dauphine hands and applied hour markers. Because this is not a duoface, unlike the second Reverso we will mention, the caseback is solid, allowing you to either get it personalised by Jaeger-LeCoultre now, later, or perhaps not at all. As your whimsy takes you.
Inside is the manual-wind Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822/2, which beats at 21,600VPH and has a power reserve of forty-five hours.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds ‘wine red’ dial (ref. 397846J) is ’boutique-only’ and has a RRP of 8,100 EUR (including taxes).
The second of the pair (so to speak) is the Reverso Tribute Duoface in a dark blue, and the dial colour may remind you of this Reverso Tribute Small Seconds, and also comes on a matching blue Casa Fagliano strap.
It too, comes in a a stainless steel case, measuring 47mm x 28.3mm, with a thickness of 10.3mm. It is bigger because it is a Duoface i.e. it has more functions (second time zone), and a bigger movement. Inside is the manual-wind Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 854A/2, which beats at 21,600VPH and has a power reserve of forty-two hours.
The main dial is sunray-brushed blue dial and the verso, for the second time zone, a silver-gray dial clous de Paris decorated dial with a day/ night indicator.
Its RRP is 10,600 EUR (including taxes).
So – which one? Well the colours are what have drawn people to them first, but there is a big functionality difference, so in the end, it’s about which is more important to you. The blue dial is perhaps more versatile as a colour and has the added face, but it is a rather glorious deep red.