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Lot #1891

Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classique 250.8.86

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Introduction

Designed by René-Alfred Chauvot, the Reverso was conceived with the express purpose of being able to withstand the harsh beating a watch would endure during a game of polo. This was put to JLC by entrepreneur César de Trey as a challenge for the brand in 1930. Born the year following in 1931, the Reverso was a sports watch, thanks to its unique case design. In the 1930s, the Reverso needed to be more durable than other available watches; hence its ingenious reversible case was born. This protected the dial from a direct hit and gave the Reverso its name. Over 90 years later and the Reverso’s design lives on as one of the most recognizable in watchmaking. Offering a construction that is immediately reminiscent of the Reverso’s original design, the ref. 250.8.86’s stainless steel case sports 23mm x 38mm dimensions that make it incredible wearable and distinctly understated. Featuring a monochromatic single-texture silver dial with blued steel hand and Arabic numerals, the ref. 250.8.86 is intensely refined and classical, as the Reverso has always been over the decades. Powered by a JLC caliber manual-wind movement, as the Reverso was originally, and offered on a brown leather strap with a steel folding clasp, this example offers fantastic wearability that will certainly allow it to easily fit into any collection.

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Grade

M 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$2,500 – $5,000

The Details

Brand

Jaeger LeCoultre

Dimensions

23mm x 38mm

Model

Reverso

Movement

Manual-wind cal. 846/1

Reference

250.8.86

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

2005

Condition

Excellent

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box, papers

Dial Color

White

THE DIAL

Featuring an immensely classical silver dial, this example boasts smart Arabic numerals along with blued steel hands that combine to ensure that this Reverso's iconic monochrome silver display is a delight to behold.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Standing 38mm tall and only 23mm wide, this Reverso's construction is immediately reminiscent of the Reverso's original design, with its sleek stainless steel case sitting neatly on the wrist.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in excellent condition. There are minor scratches along the surface and caseback. Dial is near-mint with no visible flaws. Watch comes with original boxes and guarantee paper.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, the exotic skin strap will have to be removed.

Our Perspective

An icon that requires no introduction, the Reverso has been at the forefront of the horology industry since its launch and watch collectors have been eager to add it to their collection in some form or another for almost an entire century for very good reason.

Sam Hines

Managing Director