Jaeger-LeCoultre has kept time for billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne for the last 17 years of Batman movies, and continues to do so in the franchise’s latest release, The Dark Knight Rises. Art Deco in appearance, the Reverso Grande Date is in line with the otherworldly juxtapositioning of styles that populate the mythic Gotham City, appearing organic to the setting while gracing the wrist of Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne character.
An elegant black face tells the time while a solid steel case emblazoned with the Batman insignia rounds out the back…or does it?
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso watches feature a swivel case that allows the wearer to toggle between the watch face or its steel case on the flipside. They were first developed for polo players in 1931, in an effort to protect the timepieces from the rough wear-and-tear one encounters while playing a spirited game of the polo. 50 mechanical parts make the Reverso’s trademark feature possible, all protected by over 80 years’ worth of patents.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Grande Date will be offered for sale at the company’s boutiques in Geneva, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and London.