Released in 1931 and designed by Jacques-David Le Coultre, the Reverso was designed to withstand the harsh beating a watch would take while playing polo. With the need for the watch to be more durable, the Reverso's genius reveals itself through its eponymous design – a reversible case. With its case able to be turned around on itself, the Reverso's dial can be protected while playing sports and returned to its natural position with a quick flick and slide.
Thanks to its iconic heritage, the Reverso has evolved into one of Jaeger LeCoultre's most important vehicles to showcase their horological might and this incredibly rare Reverso Night and Day ref. 270.3.63 is a testament to that very fact.
Offered here is a rare 18kt white gold Reverso Night and Day ref. 270.3.63 featuring a striking asymmetrical black dial with a stunning and rather unusual hand-written style font as its indices. Housing a moon phase complication at 6 o'clock alongside a sub-seconds display, a night and day indicator at 2 o'clock, and a power reserve indicator at 11 o'clock, the Night and Day ref. 270.3.63 features complications that display JLC's ability to create awe-inspiring movements.
Powered by the manually-wound JLC cal. 823, the Reverso Night and Day ref. 270.3.63 reveals its secrets behind a sapphire crystal exhibition caseback on the reverse side of the dial to display a plethora of blued screws, finely finished bridges, and amazing anglage. A hard to find watch at the best of times, this 36.6mm x 26.1mm beauty is even mounted to its original, and extremely rare, white gold beads of rice-style bracelet. This was an option back in the day which not many clients took up on, resulting in a watch that is both beautiful and unusual.