REVERSO STORIES: @Kenergy57 & his Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso TributeTime+Tide
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Reverso, we’re sitting down with a few of our Time+Tide Club members to discuss their personal watches and get an appreciation about why the Reverso enjoys such a special place in their collections. First up we have Kenneth or Kenergy as he’s better known to the Sydney watch community due to his Instagram handle: @Kenergy57.
Kenergy has a number of heavy-hitting pieces in his collection and in amongst them is the JLC Reverso Tribute, released at Watches & Wonders in 2021. So we decided to ask him a few questions…
What would you get engraved on your Reverso caseback and why?
I haven’t decided on any artwork that will be engraved on my Reverso caseback. If I really felt the need to, it’d be probably a family crest or my personal symbol. But right now I’m happy to keep it clean.
Why do you think the Reverso has endured for so many generations?
The unique case shape and design is the main reason that it doesn’t become boring or dated. It’s just a classic, timeless design, like the Cartier Tank or Santos. My first mechanical watch was a Cartier Santos, so I thought in my watch-collecting journey, I should get another square watch from JLC.
On paper, the Reverso is a dress watch. How do you wear yours? Do you find it’s also wearable in more casual scenarios?
From my personal style, I like to dress down my watch. I don’t wear a suit to work and find it works well with everything from trainers up.
What’s your favourite aspect of your Reverso?
Definitely the green dial. It is the new colour and is still really big in 2022. It shares the classic DNA of the Reverso, but has a more contemporary vibe which I appreciate.
Has the reversible caseback ever come in handy for you in a practical sense?
The reversible caseback for me probably isn’t the biggest function – I wouldn’t say that I need it. While the original design of the Reverso was used in polo games in India, now it’s just a classic design. But I still flip it sometimes just for fun.
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