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BRACELET: Stainless Steel bracelet push button deployant clasp
DIAL: Silver-plated
MOVEMENT: Manual-Winding
BOX: None
PAPERS: Certificate of Warranty

Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.

Initially designed in 1931 by Rene-Alfred Chauvot, Jaeger-LeCoultre produced the Reverso originally intended specifically for polo players. Its flip-around face was designed to protect the watch face from damage during play. The great Art Deco masterpiece remained in fashion throughout the ages, transcending both the whims of time and trends.

The Ladies Reverso's steel strap, as seen here, was made at the watch works and assembled entirely by hand. While the dial of the watch features faces as varied as those Reverso designed for men.


Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre SA, or simply Jaeger-LeCoultre is a Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer based in Le Sentier, Switzerland. Since 2000, the company has been a fully owned subsidiary of the Swiss luxury group Richemont.

In 1833, Charles-Antoine Le Coultre founded his own watchmaking company, LeCoultre & Cie., and went on to create timepieces with revolutionary calibres and complex movements. From 1866, for the first time in watchmaking history, his company began to manufacture calibres with small complications in small series, and later on, was able to combine the chronograph and minute repeater complications into a double complication calibre by 1891. This paved the way for the production of grandes complications or watches comprising at least three classic horological complications, such as a perpetual calendar,
chronograph, and minute repeater.

A century later, his grandson Jacques-David Le Coultre forged a partnership with Edmond Jaeger to produce movements for Cartier watches. Several years into the partnership, the two launched their exceptional timepieces including the iconic Reverso which is now synonymous with the brand itself. This partnership between Jaeger and LeCoultre led to the company being officially renamed Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1937.

Since Jaeger-LeCoultre's founding, the company has produced over 1,242 different calibres, registered approximately 400 patents, and created hundreds of inventions to its name, including the world's smallest movement, one of the world's most complicated wristwatches (Grande Complication), and a timepiece of near-perpetual movement (the Atmos clock).