Many ideas come from talking out where everyday problems will be addressed. As the Swiss, he met César de Trey on an India travel on British officers, they complained, that their watches at the polo match offer inadequate protection. De Trey told Jacques-David LeCoultre thereof affiliated 1931 introduced the first Reverso. The Clou: the turning clock is equipped with a rotating case, whose Unterseite can be turned upwards. As a result, the watch glass is protected. The back has space for engravings, artistic enamels, the views of the movement or a second dial.
On the occasion of the exhibition „ Maharaja – splendor of the Indian Princes “ in the HypoKunsthalle of Munich, two pieces are issued by Jaeger-LeCoultre until May 24. This is an engraved Reverso from 1933 with Sawaiman arms and an enamelled Reverso from 1948 with the effigy of the Hindu deity Rama.
Photo: three models of the Reverso by Jaeger-LeCoultre Indian (photo: manufacturer)