The wristwatch showcased in today's offering likely needs no introduction... Named the Reverso because of the way the case swivels to expose either the dial or the case, the watch's innovation and design have landed it among collectors as one of the most recognizable wristwatches Jaeger-LeCoultre has ever made.
Born from the need for a watch rugged enough to survive the rigors of a polo match without damage, the Reverso embodies form in the service of function. It features a very clever "gadrooned" case, suggestive of the Art Deco style so popular during the 1930's.
We love this watch...the Night & Day is our favorite model in the modern revived Reverso line. I actually have this exact watch in my personal wearing collection and have had it for a number of years.
Here are some of the its features:
- Very elegant case with simple, sophisticated, and harmonious proportions, embodying a revival of classic and refined Art Deco style
- Case swivels to reveal a second face with additional timezone and day/night 24-hour indication
- Beautiful silver and dark gray dials, each rich with intricate guilloché details. pleasing two-tone silver dial. Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.
- Second time zone hours can be quick-set by means of a of push buttons on the case band
- Very fine Jaeger-LeCoultre mechanical movement
This model has increased in value over the last few years. While past performance is no guarantee of future performance, to offer data for you, I bought the one I have in my collection for $2500 off of eBay in the fall of 2016.
We are proud to offer this Reverso in original condition. It has all of its original parts and does not appear to have ever been polished. Only the strap has just been replaced with a new leather aftermarket one.
Its case is in excellent condition with light wear. A light polishing could bring it to present as close to mint. Its dial and crystal are like new.
It continues to keep time very close to that of a new Reverso.
For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it and installed a leather strap.
Included with the purchase is a 90-day C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function.
The Reverso page on the JLC website can be found here.
Retail Replacement Price for the newest iteration: $10,600.00 USD + tax
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Ref. 270.8.54, Reverso Night & Day
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds, Second Time Zone, 24 Hour Day Night Indication
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Excellent original untouched condition with light wear. A light polishing could bring it to present as close to mint.
Dimensions: 26mm diameter (excluding crown), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip, 10mm thick
Dial: On one side, guilloché anthracite dial, off-center ring with luminous Arabic numerals and applied steel dart indexes on a plain reserve, at 6 subsidiary dial for the second time zone in 24 hours in painted Arabic numerals and the indication NIGHT/DAY. On the other side, two tone guilloché silver dial with painted Arabic numerals on a plain reserve, subsidiary seconds dial. Luminous steel "epee" hands. Like new condition.
Hands: Blued steel "épée", original, mint condition
Movement type: Signed Jaeger LeCoultre, cal. 854, copper-colored, fausses cotes decoration, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring.
Band: Leather, aftermarket, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Sapphire glass, mint condition
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It continues to keep time very close to that of a new Reverso in our testing position.
Warranty: 90-day international C.O.T. warranty. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.