The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Duoface Watch was first created in 1931. The design of the watch was specifically for polo players from Great Britain who were stationed in India. The British polo players wanted a watch that was accurate but also strong enough to wear while playing polo without a risk of damaging the watch. Most watches of that time were designed with crystals that were delicate and usually created from glass. The Reverso was designed differently. Since it was designed for rough games of polo, it had to be much more durable.
In order to protect the mechanism of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Duoface Watch, it was designed so that the case of the watch could flip over so that a piece of metal that was highly polished could protect the crystal inside the watch and keep it from breaking during polo matches. Although the unique mechanism of this watch has been updated through the years, it is made basically the same way it was in 1931. On the 80th anniversary of the creation of the first watch, several new Jaeger-LeCoultre watches were released, including limited editions models. On the original model, the case which flips over was designed with a plain metal back, which was perfect for engraving.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Duoface Watch is available in a variety of different styles and sizes. Some of the models are larger sizes known as the Triptyque and the Gyrotourbillon II. One of the popular styles for men is the Grand Reverso. It's a high-end watch but isn't quite as expensive as the other models. The Squandra is a watch with a sportier look. Jaeger-LeCoultre also designs several smaller versions of their designer watches, both for men and of the ladies. For those who wish to have a specialty watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre will custom design a watch exactly to your specifications.
One of the features of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Duoface Watch is that since it is designed with more complex movements than standard watches, the watch is able to have two separate dials. Each side on this type of watch is designed for a different time zone. In order to look at the time zone for a different area, you only need to flip the watch over. On one side, the watch has a second hand for seconds and an open date. The flip side of the watch is used to indicate a secondary time zone. It also has an indicator that's designed for day or night. This allows you to wear the watch in dark or light.