As watchmaking icons go, it’s tough to beat the Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s timeless ode to the polo-playing elite of the British Raj, introduced in 1931 and still going strong all these years later. Combine the Reverso’s signature swiveling case with the Duoface concept, which allows the movement to display two different time zones, one on each side (and therefore acts as two watches in one), add a soupçon of haute horlogerie—a 60-second flying tourbillon—and you’ve got a recipe for one of the year’s collector favorites, the aptly-named Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface.
Introduced to honor the manufacture’s 185th anniversary this year, the model bears two complementary faces: The front side features a blue sun-rayed dial, silvered hand-applied hour-markers, and Dauphine hands that cede all attention to the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock. On the flip side, a second time zone, small seconds and day/night indicator at 2 o’clock are housed on a grained dial complete with a Côtes de Genève finish.
Limited to just 50 pieces, the wristwatch comes in a platinum case befitting its rarefied status. Reverso lovers, take a number!