Jaeger-LeCoultre - Reverso Hybris Mechanica Quadriptyque Calibre 185

The Reverso has two dates of birth. The first, irrefutable, in 1931, and the other is 1972, when Giorgio Corvo, a Jaeger-LeCoultre distributor in Italy, spotted a drawer full of old cases in the factory. From there, he asked how many Reverso were still in stock. All that remained of the watch were 200 cases with no movement. Corvo got them and apparently the company called Milan three times to have the order confirmed. Thanks to his watchmakers, he adapted a small round movement and returned to the factory. Perseverance rewards and 'the Swiss' agree to assemble the 200 watches. They fitted it with a tonneau movement: the Reverso was reborn. Last year, the manufacture celebrated the 90th anniversary of the iconic reversible model. As has been the tradition for the past 30 years, it did so with a complicated model, namely the Reverso Hybris Mechanica Quadriptyque Calibre 185, the fruit of more than 6 years of development, to represent on a single watch the indications relating to cycles (the synodic cycle, the draconic cycle and the anomalistic cycle) and lunar phenomena, such as Supermoons and eclipses. At 7 o'clock on the main dial is the flying tourbillon, equipped with a high-frequency balance-spiral (28,800 vibrations per hour). The tourbillon regulator is set on a dial displaying an instantaneous perpetual calendar. The big date is made with a new mechanism developed especially for this watch and is located at 5 o'clock on the same dial. This grand complication is flanked by another, more prestigious one: the minute repeater, whose mechanism is visible through the second face of the rotating case, where the same hour indication as on the main dial is reproduced in jumping format for the hours and snapped for the minutes. Finally, the Moon: the indications relating to our satellite are all displayed on the two sides of the Reverso's support, to which the strap is attached. Limited edition of 10 pieces.