Call me a purist but I always believed that a watchface should be circular.
Well, that wasn’t until Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface. The title alone is contentious because even though it’s a tribute this watch has a brand new movement.
First things first, this very piece is the debut of a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duoface with a flying tourbillon in it. A flying tourbillon “flies” because it’s secured only from underneath – with underneath being a well-understood spot in 99% of all watches ever made.
The Duoface allows the Reverso to display two timezones on its two dials – with the Verso side sporting a day-night indicator at the 2 o’clock position of the silver sub-dial. So you can wear the watch in all its glory by flipping the case, or hide other dial entirely by simply wearing the watch with its solid dial side on top.
The watch is made from rock solid platinum, which is perfect for the rectangular face.
Price for one of the 50 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface pieces is a fair $123,000, for which you get priceless Swiss horology.