The following two lots, 78 and 79, are fine examples of the celebrated "Reverso" wristwatch. Launched in 1931, the "Reverso" is the world longest-running watch model. Essentially unchanged for more than 60 years, it continues to flourish both as a modern timepiece and as one of the few original Art Deco objects still in use.
SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, CASE NO. 22940, CIRCA 1940
Jaeger-LeCoultre. A fine 18K gold Reverso wristwatch with sweep centre seconds
Signed Jaeger-LeCoultre, case no. 22940, circa 1940
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the two-tone silvered dial with applied gold dagger and Arabic numerals, sunk central subsidiary seconds dial, sweep centre seconds, in rectangular case with striped ends, the reverse with engraved initials MD, all pivoting within the backplate, case, dial and movement signed
24 mm. wide & 38 mm. overall length