One of the world's most iconic timepieces is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. The story of how Jaeger-LeCoultre's Reverso came to be isn't well know--until know. For example, César de Trey, a wealthy Swiss businessman, is said to be responsible for Reverso's Art Déco styling. Alfred Chauvot was the engineer who submitted a patent for the watch that could pivot by itself. And of course, Jacques-David LeCoultre's work with the Parisian brand called Jaeger brought it to life.
As a tribute to its most famous watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre has released a limited edition series that is virtually identical to the original. A Europa Star explains, the watch is "a veritable re-edition of the first and legendary model, it faithfully reproduces the appearance while adopting the new and larger dimensions of the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin."
Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931