As a sort of 185th birthday present to itself and 50 of the brand’s closest friends, Jaeger-LeCoultre has announced the Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface, an ornate and limited edition expression of the brand’s quintessential design. Not unlike the recent Reverso Tribute Gyotourbillon, this new model combines JLC’s iconic Reverso design with a hit of their finest haute horology abilities.
Unlike the Tribute Gyrotourbillon, the Reverso Tribute Duoface Tourbillon uses a smaller Reverso case size, coming in at 27.4mm wide, 45.5 lug to lug, and just 9.15mm thick, despite sporting a flying tourbillon and the Duoface layout. For reference, that is smaller in every dimension compared to a standard Reverso Classic Large Duoface.
Employing the new JLC caliber 847, the Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface has a sixty-second flying tourbillon, which functions as a seconds display, alongside the Duoface functionality that allows the single movement to show a different time zone on each face. While certainly not new, I’ve always found this to be a clever use of the Reverso format and by the design’s very nature it means you get two different watches in one.
Much like with past top-tier Reverso models, JLC has opted for one more classic and elegant dial, and on the inverse, one that is much more ornate. While available photos are very limited (I included all that are available here), both dials look great. Furthermore, while I don’t generally care for tourbillons, this one does rather suit the vibe of such an ornate Reverso.
Limited to just 50 pieces, the Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface carries a list price of $123,000. With so few being made and at such a considerable cost, it’s doubtful this will be anyone’s first JLC and only the most hardcore of Reverso fans need apply.
Model: Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface
Reference Number: Q3926480
Diameter: 27.4mm (45.5mm lug to lug)
Case Material: Platinum
Dial Color: Blue Silver
Water Resistance: 30m
Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap
Caliber: Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 847
Functions: Hours, minutes, tourbillon (with seconds), second time zone, day/night indication.
Pricing & Availability
Limited Edition: 50 pieces
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