Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Reverso. Earlier this year at SIHH they debuted the tribute watch to the game of polo, which I talk about here.
Now JLC goes from classic and elegant to a more playful rendition of the Reverso by inviting famous cartoonist Zep (Philippe Chappuis) of the ‘Titeuf’ comic series to put his imprint on the iconic polo watch. Although ‘Titeuf’ wasn’t originally a successful comic, over the years it’s gained a huge following and now is considered the most lucrative in the French market.
So what does Zep do with the Reverso? He personalized an enamel dial of the Reverso à eclipses in pink gold, issued as a unique to be auctioned by Artcurial on November 29, to benefit the Monaco Assocation against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Zep talks about why he decided to participate in this project: “I have always been fascinated with the miniaturization and the aesthetics of mechanical movements. The idea of slipping Titeuf into a Reverso with its parts so complex and subtle seemed obvious to me. It is also reminiscent of Charlot of Modern Times. I hope that my character will not impede the legendary precision of the Reverso…”
The enameling atelier at JLC, comprised of 3 people is also open to customization. You may request a design or engraving on the dial as well as the back of the case.
JLC will reveal this special piece at a preview in the Veytay Polo Club in Switzerland during the finals of Jaeger-LeCoultre Polo Masters Geneva