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Auction Ended
06/14/22
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Lot #1481

Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds 214.8.62

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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. First launched in 2011 and closely inspired by the Reverso’s small seconds variant that was launched in 1934, the Tribute Small Seconds features a small seconds subdial, as its name suggests, at 6 o’clock - providing tangible proof of its operation and another detail within its gorgeous blue dial. A fantastic blend of timeless horological design and modern watchmaking, the ref. 214.8.62 features JLC’s in-house manual-wind cal. 822/2 movement and sits atop a sturdy leather strap with a stainless steel butterfly clasp to match its iconic stainless steel reversible case.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch, box and papers

Est. value range

$4,000 – $6,000

The Details

Brand

Jaeger LeCoultre

Dimensions

27mm by 45mm

Model

Reverso Tribute Small Seconds

Movement

Manual-wind cal. 822

Reference

214.8.62 or Q397846J

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

2019

Condition

Very good

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Blue

THE DIAL

A modern take on the original, the ref. 214.8.62 features a deep blue dial with dauphine hands, sword-shaped hour markers, and a simple seconds subdial that has been featured in the collection since 1934.

THE CONSTRUCTION

An icon within watchmaking, the Reverso's rectangular construction allows for a large dial and an elegantly engraved case - as inspired by its Art-Deco period influence.

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

In excellent overall condition. There is some light surface wear to the case which is barely visible. In addition, the watch comes complete with box, certificates and accessories.

Our Perspective

A truly legendary piece of watchmaking design, the Reverso has remained virtually unchanged over the decades, with its influence on JLC and the wider watchmaking community still as tangible as ever - all facets of its mystique that lynchpin its status as an icon.

Eric Ku

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Lot # 1481

Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds 214.8.62

Sold

$6,000

Ended
06/14/22