In 1931, in response to a challenge to create a watch that could survive a polo match, the companies that became Jaeger-LeCoultre, and their backers, introduced the Reverso, which is Latin for “I turn around.” The case permitted the wearer to swivel the rectangular watch within a base, so the tough metal case-back suddenly faced forward, while the delicate crystal-covered timekeeping face was turned inward and hidden from a striking mallet head.
A black dial do you find in the Reverso in the Duetto line, a case with two reversible sides. In the classic line there are just a few and this is one of them! But it is not a deep black dial it changes color depending on light fal. The center has a different color and has beautiful fine silver lines just also around the Arabic numerals. It is all in the details!
Manual winding is how the Reverso runs, the chef the Maison of JLC has done it himself, so 24 months warranty. A beautiful unique timepiece!