Hands-On: General Douglas MacArthur’s Personal Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
As you can see, the mid-1930s Reverso, retailed Golay Fils & Stahl, highlights a rich dark dial and lacquered monogramming looking into the issue back that peruses “D MAC A” – effectively perhaps the coolest utilization of a Reverso case back we’ve come across.
The watch, strangely, is marked “Jaeger-LeCoultre” and as indicated by JLC chronicles, was really one of the first to be marked thusly – already Reversos were marked exclusively with “LeCoultre.”
What is similarly intriguing about this Reverso is the cost for which it sold. Presently I realize the nut display will say “Goodness, JLC offer it up to make an incentive in their image,” however those proclamations are likened to accepting that a development makes up 100% of the expense of a watch – an illustration of where a smidgen of information is more risky than no information by any means. Indeed, before, brands offer on their own watches, yet the objective today is never to pay more for anything – and in a closeout, it takes two to tango. Along these lines, JLC paid 87,500 CHF for this significant watch, however that additionally implies another person was able to pay just beneath that – likely 85,000 CHF. Also, that, as far as I might be concerned, is fascinating.
Why? That must be a record for a vintage Reverso. I don’t realize that that will generally be valid, yet it should be – in light of the fact that vintage Reversos, while inconceivably significant and excellent, basically never get along nicely at sell off. They’re little, and there are a great deal of them out there – moderately talking. In any case, this outcome says a great deal – regardless of who possessed the watch – and its empowering for JLC darlings, certainly.