1930s steel vintage Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso watch
A rare early steel vintage Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso watch. The case measures 22 x 38 mm (including lugs) and is fitted with a new genuine Jaeger LeCoultre ostrich skin strap . The case is signed Brevette and numbered, with Patent Acier Inoxio 8421 to the back. The movement is signed LeCoultre Co, with 15 jewels, Unadjusted and numbered. The black dial has baton hour indicators with a subsidiary seconds dial. The dial is signed LeCoultre above the centre.
A truly stunning iconic watch from the Art Deco period, in fantastic condition!
The Reverso Watch
The story of the Reverso is that after a polo match in India, some British officers challenged their friend Cesar de Trey to create a watch that was able to resist the serious beatings caused by polo sport. Once back in Europe, Cesar de Trey (businessman) shared the problem with Jacques-David LeCoultre, who creates the Reverso watch in association with Jaeger. The Reverso watch was patented in 1931 and originally designed by Rene-Alfred Chauvot.