To mark 90 years since the birth of the Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a boutique exhibition tracing the history of this remarkable timepiece. We took a Media Preview of the exhibition, and invite you to join this very interesting showcase of one of the most interesting watches ever. Booking details below.
Jaeger-LeCoultre: The Reverso Stories Exhibition
This exhibition explores the creative and cultural universe of this exceptional design through four themes, leading visitors on a journey through 90 years of timeless modernity.
Among the very interesting exhibits is the first Reverso, dating back from about 1931. This special piece is on loan for the exhibition from the JLC Museum collection in Le Sentier.
Also, the pieces from the 60th Anniversary collection, including the original Reverso Soixantième, created in a rose gold case, and rose gold movement. A limited Edition of 500 pieces, this special piece was released in 1991, and was the first to be released in the Grande Taille case, and was the first Reverso with a complicated movement – with Date, and Power Reserve Indicator. The story is famously told that Günter Blümlein, who had just taken over as boss of the manufacuture asked the watchmakers to make a Reverso with a complicated movement. The reply was negative, as the watchmakers said to him that there was just not enough space. To which, Blümlein casually and brilliantly replied, “Well, just make the case bigger!” Thus was born the Grande Taille case, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Another one from the series for the 60th Anniversary was the Reverso Tourbillon, also a limited edition of 500 pieces, which in 1993 when it was released, was possibly the largest edition size of any production tourbillon. JLC went on to sell and deliver all 500 pieces, and repeated the feat with the Platinum Two in 2003 later.
The exhibition is worth a couple of hours of pouring over the historical Reverso watches which are displayed. And also to refresh oneself of the novelties and newer releases.
Dates: 23RD TO 30TH January 2022, by appointment only from 11am to 8pm daily.
Venue: Jaeger-LeCoultre Marina Bay Sands Boutique, Singapore