Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso 85th Anniversary Collection

Introduced to the public in 1931, the Reverso is one of the most iconic watches ever created. Now Jaeger LeCoultre celebrates it’s iconic Reverso‘s 85th anniversary by releasing five new models for the product line varying from time only base model to the dual face triple calendar.


Initially designed for British soldiers in India to use while playing polo with a reversing case to cover up the crystal, the JLC Reverso celebrates in 85th year in 2016. This important occasion is marked with the introduction of five new models for the famous product line which was officially released within Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2016 (SIHH, Geneva, 18-22 January 2016). The models are Reverso Classic (in three different sizes), Reverso Duo and Reverso Tribute Calendar featuring the new movement Caliber Ref. 853.


Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic,

The most basic version for the product line, Reverso Classic is available in large, medium and a small size. Both models feature the time only design similar to early versions.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large, Medium and Small Watch

The Reverso Classic series are powered with both quartz and mechanical movements. The ‘small’ version has the quartz caliber while medium and large versions are powered by automatic Calibre Ref. 965.  All Reverso Classic models are offered in stainless steel cases only with following measurements:

Large – 27.4 mm wide and 45.6 mm long
Medium – 24.4 mm wide and 40 mm long
Small –  21 mm wide and 34 mm long

The solid back-case will offer the possibility to personalise it with any type of engraving.


Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Duetto,

Being considered as a perfect ladies watch as well, Reverso line welcomes a pair of ladies models. Offered in small size with a manual winding caliber and medium size with an automatic caliber, both versions are available in stainless steel or 18K pink gold with an option of a matching material bracelet.



Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duo,

As the name speaks for itself, the Duo model sports the most useful feature of the model with twin time zones on both faces. Powered up by the automatic Caliber Ref. 969, the Duo shows time with a 24h display on the front and local time at the back side. Unlike the previous versions, this is the first Duo model with an automatic caliber as the older ones has manual winding movements.


The 28.3mm diameter case has a length of 47mm and it is available in 18K pink gold or stainless steel.


Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duo,

Inspired by the early generation Reverso‘s with the dauphine style hands and baton markers which is a rare combination for Reverso, the Tribute Duo sports a manual winding movement with dual time zone complication. The Caliber Ref. 854A/2 shows the local time on the front dial and the home time on the back dial along with a 24h indicator.


25.5mm wide and 42.8mm long case is offered in stainless steel only which a tad smaller than the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Duo Large.


Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calender,

Being the new line-up’s most complicated model, the Reverso Tribute Calendar features dual time zone and triple calendar functions at the same time. The front side silver dial show local time along day, date, month displays. There is also a moon phase indicator located at 6 o’clock position. The reverse dial shows the home time along with a day and night display.


Being the largest version of the new line-up, the 49.4mm x 29.9mm case is offered in 18K pink gold only. See the beautifull close-up of the dail…



Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar sports the brand new Caliber Ref. 853. The movement is the hand-wound Calibre 853 comprised of 283 parts and beating at 21,600 vph with an autonomy of 45 hours, when fully wound.

More info at Jaeger-LeCoultre.com

The Noses: Christine Nagel

A New Nose for Hermès

Hermès appointed its first in-house nose, Jean-Claude Ellena, a little over ten years ago. Now, as Ellena approaches his seventh decade, he’s preparing to hand over the reins to Christine Nagel, who developed blockbuster Narciso Rodriguez for Her (with Francis Kurkdjian), Jimmy Choo Flash and Guerlain’s Les Elixirs Charnels collection. It’s no ordinary handover. ‘Jean-Claude is giving it to me little by little’, says Nagel, it’s being what Ellena refers to as ‘the spirit of the house’.


Christine Nagel the new nose for Hermès since summer 2014 wearing her Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso watch….

(Click photo to enlarge).

Ellena personally chose Nagel as his apprentice, and she’ll take over in a few months or a few years, whenever the two of them decide that she’s ready. For now, she’s slowly and meticulously soaking up that aforementioned spirit. ‘She’s watching the person in charge of fashion, silk, jewelry, talking to all of the people who make Hermès, because the brand is its artists and craftsmen,” says Ellena. “She has to see everyone put a lot of energy and work into the details, the small details are so important.”

Not surprisingly, Nagel, who’s always wanted to be a nose, is a bit intimidated. ‘There’s so much freedom to take a risk, to have a strong opinion’, says Nagel. ‘It’s very exciting but also very dangerous!’ She does, however, have one leg up on her predecessor: She actually wears perfume and compares her own skin to ‘a playground’.

‘I have a creative preference for compositions characterised by simplicity, which mirrors their philosophy’. ‘Favourite’ notes go in cycles: ‘I’ve phases when I’m deeply into a single type: woody, oriental, green facets. It can turn almost into an obsession, until I have the feeling I’ve found what I’m looking for, and then I move on.’ And is it easier to create for women, or men? ‘Gender in perfume is an everlasting debate. In reality, anyone can wear whatever he or she likes, even if the fragrance is supposedly ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’. There’s no right or wrong…’


Fendi Theorema

  • 1998 Fendi Theorema
  • 1999 Lancôme  2000 Et Une Nuit
  • 1999 Lancôme  2000 Et Une Rose
  • 1999 Lancôme  Mille Et Une Roses
  • 2000 Lagerfeld Lagerfeld Femme
  • 2001 Chopard Madness
  • 2001 Cartier Eau de Cartier
  • 2002 Lagerfeld Lagerfeld Man
  • 2002 Nina Ricci Mémoire L’Homme


Nina Ricci Mémoire d’Homme

  • 2003 Guerlain With Love
  • 2003 Morgan de Toi Morgan de Toi Femme
  • 2003 Narciso Rodriguez for Her (with Francis Kurkdjian)
  • 2004 Thierry Mugler B.Men
  • 2005 Thierry Mugler Angel Garden of Stars – The Lily Angel
  • 2005 Christian Dior Miss Dior Chérie
  • 2006 Cartier Délices de Cartier
  • 2006 Roberto Verino Mellow
  • 2007 Jo Malone London Rain Collection, White Jasmin & Mint
  • 2008 Guerlain Les Elixirs Charnels collection – Oriental Brûlant
  • 2008 Guerlain Les Elixirs Charnels collection – Gourmand Coquin
  • 2008 Lalique Lalique White

Lalique  White

Lalique White

  • 2008 Thierry Mugler A.Men Pure Coffee
  • 2008 Thierry Mugler Miroir, Miroir: Miroir des Envies / Mirror of Desires (with Louise Turner)
  • 2008 John Galliano by John Galliano (with Aurélien Guichard)
  • 2009 Lalique Encre Noire Pour Elle
  • 2009 Lancome Hypnôse Senses
  • 2009 Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita
  • 2009 Azzaro Travelling
  • 2009 Guerlain Les Elixirs Charnels collection Boisé Torride
  • 2010 Jo Malone English pear & Freesi
  • 2010 Kenzo Unce Upon A Time Pour Femme
  • 2010 Kenzo Unce Upon A Time Pour Homme
  • 2010 Emilio Pucci Miss Pucci (with François Demachy)
  • Pierre Cardin Signé Cardin for Him
  • 2011 Lalique Hommage a L’Homme
  • 2013 Jimmy Choo Flash


by Jean Amr