Insider: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duoface Small Second. Hands-on with an Elegant Understated Timepiece that is Like Having Two Watches in One.

With its silvered guilloché and vertically brushed dial with Arabic numerals, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duoface Small Second is the perfect companion for travelers thanks to its ability to keep track of a second time zone on the back side dial. Capitalizing on the principle of reversibility, Jaeger-LeCoultre has developed and crafted movements capable of driving indications displayed on two separate dials and to date, this invention has remained entirely exclusive to JLC. Equipped with the Duo concept, the new JLC Reverso Classic Large Duoface Small Second features a single movement that drives two dials and thus, two time zones. This new watch available in stainless steel with a case measuring 47 mm X 28.3 mm, presents a very elegant ultra art-deco silvered dial on the front and black guilloché dial on its verso side.


The Dial

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duoface Small Second features one of the most beautiful silvered dials out there with a vertical satin-brushed finish and a hand guilloché center that serves as the backdrop of this fine art-deco looking timepiece. Its clean layout features a small seconds indicator at 6 o'clock and Arabic numerals with serifs in black, that are further accentuated by blued hands.

On the back —verso side—, the dial is a matte black guilloché dial with 'Clous de Paris' motif and white baton markers. A convenient day/night indicator is located at 6 o'clock and finished with horizontal stripes for the night indication and sunray guilloché motif for the day. This dial is conveniently equipped with luminescent material on hands and markers for optimal night visibility.


The Movement

Powering the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duoface Small Second ref. 3848420 is the manual wound JLC calibre 854A/2 composed of 160 parts and 19 jewels and which beats at a frequency of 21,600 vph to provide a power reserve of 40 hours. Unfortunately the movement is not visible on this particular watch, but rest assured that it is exquisitely finished liked JLC knows how to.


On the Wrist & Pricing

On the wrist, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duoface Small Second ref. 3848420 wears true to its size and with remarkable elegance. Being able to wear this watch with either dial facing front, makes this watch more appealing as one has the ability to choose between a silvered or black dial to coordinate and match with different outfits. The watch is delivered on a black alligator strap with folding clasp that works perfectly well for day or night wear and pretty much for year-round wear. If you like Reversos, you can't go wrong with this one, additionally, its clever duoface system is pretty much like JLC is giving you two watches at the price of one.

Sticker Price $8,400 USD. For more info on Jaeger-LeCoultre click here.