For Jaeger-LeCoultre, SIHH 2016 was all about the Reverso. Their gentrified sports watch turns 85 this year and, proving that you can indeed grow old gracefully, the brand released a series of very handsome tribute pieces. In fact, JLC have launched an entire new Tribute line, a collection that builds on the momentum of the extremely popular Ultra-Thin Tribute to 1931 models (initially released to commemorate the model’s 80th anniversary). The new Tribute line honours the spirit and the heritage of the original.
The Reverso Tribute Calendar fits contemporary and classic into a very neat package. The pink gold case measuring 29.9 mm wide by 49.4mm tall is neither too petite nor too large for most, and it’s quite impressive how many complications JLC can fit in without the watch looking overly cluttered.
The main dial, with a silver grained opaline finish shows a complete calendar with apertures for the day and month, and the date indicator around a stunning hammered moonphase. The reverse dial is treated in a contrasting grey Clous de Paris, showing a second timezone and a day/night indicator.
Other notable upgrades are the clever lever hidden at the top of the case to adjust the second timezone, and improved finishing on the case carrier. In all, the Reverso Tribute Calendar is an attractive and substantial addition to the Reverso family.