Trust me, I attempted and tried the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso more than once, however it isn’t for me. Furthermore, I feel awful, in light of the fact that I love the looks and need to like it, yet I just can’t. Rectangular watches are not for me, there, I’ve said it. Be that as it may, if there is one rectangular watch to get, it is the Reverso as I would like to think (no offense to all the Cartier fans). I’ve attempted a wide range of renditions and sizes, eventually even there square molded Squadra, however that didn’t work at all for me. I have a similar issue with the exemplary Heuer Monaco for instance. It isn’t for me. I attempted again this time with this blue Reverso Tribute Small Seconds from Jaeger-LeCoultre. Let’s have a nearer look.

Beautiful Blue Reverso Tribute Small Seconds

A few weeks with the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds reference 3978480 didn’t change a thing, sadly, as I truly love the blue dial and blue tie planned by Fagliano, the eminent Argentinian bootmaker. Despite the fact that I was a major fanatic of the Reverso Tribute to 1931 ( which I investigated here back in 2013 ) in light of the fact that it just said ‘Reverso’ on the dial and had measurements extremely near the Reverso watches from the 1930s, this blue form didn’t baffle by any means. Regardless of whether it says just ‘Reverso’ on the dial or has ‘Jaeger-LeCoultre’, it has a similar impact. The individuals who know some things about watches know that the notable Reverso belongs to Jaeger-LeCoultre. Those who don’t have a clue about watches, likely never knew about these names at any rate. That’s likewise what I like about Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Reversos besides, that it is a watch for the individuals who adore and appreciate fine watchmaking.

Classy Dial

Besides, twofold names on a dial rock (coming from a person with a twofold forename, so this is somewhat abstract). The ‘Jaeger-LeCoultre’ on the dial simply looks stylish, particularly in combination with an exceptionally tasteful dull blue tone as a foundation. As you can find in the photographs, the dial has this Sunray-brushed completion and 12 applied hour markers. The little seconds, thus the Reverso Tribute to Small Seconds model name, are situated at 6 o’clock. A couple of cleaned Dauphine hands shows hours and minutes.

The tempered steel case has decent dimensions, 45.6 x 27.4mm with a thickness of 8.5mm. It accommodates my 18cm wrist consummately. To turn the case around, or ‘reverse’ it, simply give the case a slight push on the left (to one side) and afterward turn it around. On the posterior, there isn’t anything of course, however the place to have an individual message engraved. Quite a while past, I think the mid 2000s, I read a post on the TimeZone discussions that somebody had it engraved with ‘Will you wed me?’ and introduced it to his better half. All things considered, I accept that this Reverso Tribute to Small Seconds is all the more a gent’s watch, yet it tends to be done, or another message of course.

On the case back of the actual watch, you will locate some compulsory etchings from Jaeger-LeCoultre of the brand’s name and logo, that it experienced 1000 hours of control (which is JLC’s own QC essentially) and the reference number. It additionally expresses that the watch is water impervious to 3 bar (~30 meters). On the 1000 long stretches of control  we talked in the past in more detail.


The cool thing about the Reverso Tribute to Small Seconds is that it is an exceptionally restrained watch (in the same way as other Jaeger-LeCoultre’s are), yet a long way from exhausting. I previously referenced the delightful dial, yet there are additionally a great deal of subtleties to find for the situation for instance. It has a ton of fascinating lines and points to investigate. Locate a couple of impressions below.


Although Jaeger-LeCoultre has some Reverso models with programmed developments, I feel that they should all be manual-twisting, truth be told. A rotor in a rectangular watch case just doesn’t associate in my mind, yet it is very well conceivable that I am extremely alone with this assessment. Fortunately however, the Reverso Tribute to Small Seconds has a manual-winding development. It is their type JLC 822/2 development, that comes with 45 hours of force save, ticks at 21,600vph and comprises of 108 components. It is 2.94mm thick and has, you might have gotten it, hours, minutes and little seconds as functions.

Conclusion – Reverso Tribute to Small Seconds

Although this Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute To Small Seconds didn’t convert me to become a rectangular watch fellow, I do value the notorious plan, blue Sunray-brushed dial and lovely blue lash. I’m not excessively acquainted with Polo boots, but rather I checked with our diva watchmaker Paul who sports Fagliano loafers in 7 unique tones and he let me realize they are the best of the best. A truly comfortable tie in reality and fitted on a twofold collapsing fasten. I wouldn’t have envisioned a tie like that on the blue Reverso Tribute to Small Seconds, however a croc all things considered or something. In any case, it looks exceptionally cool and makes the watch look a touch more easygoing, which I like without question. On the off chance that you lean toward a croc tie, you can arrange one for this watch through the Jaeger-LeCoultre e-shop for €355.

Fun aside, this watch is a genuine piece of horology and I am amazed that – compared to some different brands from the Richemont stable – the costs are generally rational. A huge Reverso begins at €6300 and for that, you will get this notable plan with, obviously, an in-house created and fabricated development. More modest sizes start at lower costs. This blue Reverso Tribute to Small Seconds has a retail cost of €8000, including charges (US$7950 barring deals charges). I actually feel Jaeger-LeCoultre is a piece underestimated, compared to some different brands that are a genuine assembling too. The Reverso Tribute to Small Seconds inhales quality and is haute horlogerie without a doubt. Once more, I want to be ready to wear and cherish rectangular watches, the Reverso would be certainly in my collection.

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