Reverso

Polo Anyone?

Timekeeping Icon: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

Over the years the Reverso -- created in 1931 as a watch that could withstand the rigors of a polo game -- has seen countless versions, alleged patent squabbles, clones and wannabes from both sides of the Atlantic, a brief suspension of production, and perhaps even a flirtation with quartz. We delve into the storied past of this absolute icon.