The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is a paragon of the Art Deco dress watch style, delivering a clean and classic design that has remained the same for the best part of a hundred years. While most watches with a solid caseback offer ample space for an engraving, the Reverso offers more than most thanks to its beautifully designed ability to flip the watch dial over to face the wrist, exposing the caseback to the elements. As most will know, this ingenious technique for hiding the dial from the rest of the world was born on the polo fields of India, where players required a watch that could have its glass protected against errant mallets and balls. In this regard, there is an argument to be made that the Reverso was the first ever sports watch, but today it is firmly found on the dressier side of things, pairing nicely with a daily suit and tie. What has remained unchanged, however, is the both valuable and visible real estate of the caseback, offering a blank canvas for a masterpiece of engraving. The only thing left is the owner to decide what they want depicted. Hugh, a friend of Time+Tide, was in just such…

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