The Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 by Jaeger-LeCoultre ($18,800) features a cordovan leather strap made by famed bootmaker, Casa Fagliano, in the polo capitol of the world, Buenos Aires.
Philadelphia is a city of exuberant equestrians. From the Devon Horse Show (May 22–June 1), perhaps the oldest multibreed equine event in America, to Brandywine Polo (beginning May 26), the Sport of Kings has a strong “hoofhold” with the hometown set. Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre has always had a bit of a horse sense, designing its original Reverso in 1931 so that the face could turn inward to allow players to wear it on the polo field without risk of the crystal being shattered. Since its initial release, the Reverso has been one of the most popular pieces in the brand’s stable.
Elegantly crafted in 18k pink gold and featuring a chocolate dial, the Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 debuted at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horologie in Geneva. This Art Deco–inspired watch is the third in a trilogy of timepieces that celebrates the 80th anniversary of the first Reverso and features a sleek 7.3mm case complete with its swivel reversing mechanism. It houses a manually wound movement (Calibre 822/2) that is just 2.95mm thick and is crafted, assembled, and decorated by hand. The “Reverso” inscription on its dial replicates the logo on the original model.
Additionally the new Reverso features a stunning new leather strap made by the masters of polo-boot making, Casa Fagliano, which has been producing fine leather goods from their workshop in Argentina since 1892. Whether you are riding the Dixon Oval at Devon, taking a forehand swing in Kennett Square, or are simply a lover of fine watchmaking, this timepiece is a champion. Available by appointment at Govberg Jewelers, 1521 Walnut St., 215-546-6505