This year in Basel, Jaeger-LeCoultre made big-time waves with its round watches, particularly those with sector dials. A bit under the radar, however, they also made some compelling, subtle updates to its most famous design, the rectangular, swiveling Reverso. Most notable was the Reverso Tribute Moon, a stainless steel version featuring a dual timezone display, date, and moonphase complications.
The reverse side of the dial, which most would use to keep track of “home” time while traveling, is simply gorgeous: two contrasting shades of blue, textured dial, polished hands, and applied indices. Both dials, front and back, have striking depth to them – recessed elements and a frosted finish on the front dial are indicators of exceptional design and execution, two things we are used to seeing from JLC. This is an exceptional timepiece. Click the video below to get a close up.