Aesthetically appealing, this ladies watch is both discreet and daring resulting in an accomplished contemporary classic
Celebrating its 180th year, Jaeger-LeCoultre, known as one of the four ‘old ladies’ of horology and master of every complication is one of the greatest watchmakers of all time. No surprise then, laden with high expectation, I put myself first in line to review the Reverso Lady watch.
At first glance
Even before exploring its reversible case or peeping under its well-endowed hood, the iconic Reverso Lady watch is impressive enough with its culmination of art-deco inspired design and soft neutral tones contrasted superbly with cobalt blue accents. Aesthetically appealing, this ladies watch is both discreet and daring resulting in an accomplished contemporary classic.
Up close and personal
Featuring geometric ornamented detailing on the stainless steel case and silvered face, the vibrant flame-blue coats the rectangular inner ring, minute and hour baton hands adding a flicker of intrigue amongst the simple black transferred numerals. The ticking of time is celebrated by these striking illuminated hands.
Aside from its appearance, the leading feature is the reversible 7.2mm thick case which, whilst offering protection to the watch face, allows the wearer to add their own sentimental engraving to the silver canvas transporting this timepiece from a time teller to unique ‘wristlet’ jewellery, an accolade to the past.
As to be expected with a Jaeger-LeCoultre, there is no compromise on the internal workings, with its Calibre 846/1 hand-winding movement, 18 jewels and 40 hour power reserve.
On the wrist
Partial to an alligator strap, the tone of the light tan leather works exquisitely with the blue hints and with its double folding buckle is well received on my wrist. Effort-rich and stylish, the knowledge that each and every Jaeger-LeCoultre watch is only released after passing its stringent ‘1000 hours control’ test, exuberates the wearing experience even more.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s legendary Reverso model is re-envisioned here. Whilst retaining attributes of the predictable fine, classically styled watchmaking – with a nod to the past – it is an accomplished realisation for the present day socially established wearer, epitomised by brand ambassador Diane Kruger.
- Striking cobalt-blue accents that elevates the timepiece from other classics
- Reversible case can be engraved to create a one of a kind – ideal luxury bespoke gift
- Everyday wristwear for seasoned watch wearers
- Not a woe really just a desire – would have loved it in white gold!
Available from: Jaeger LeCoultre
|Watch movement:||Calibre 846/1, Hand-winding|
|Functions:||Hour – Minute|
|Case material:||Stainless Steel|
|Dial colour:||Silvered dial with black transferred numerals (available in Yellow Gold)|
|Strap type:||Alligator Leather (available in Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel and Dark Tan)|
|Clasp:||Double Folding Buckle|
|Water resistance:||30 Metres|