Introducing Jaeger-LeCoultre’s New Variations Of The Reverso Tribute Small Seconds

by Matt Clymo

Launching at Watches and Wonders 2023, Jaeger-LeCoultre has showcased their new Reverso Tribute Small Seconds models in four colour variations: Three in Pink Gold and one in Steel – keeping with the brand’s tradition of being at the forefront of style.

Jaeger-LeCoutltre has presented the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds with sunray-brushed dials in four variations. In a newly redesigned pink gold case comes three colour variations: A black dial – paying homage to the black dials of the original 1931 Reverso; a burgundy lacquer dial complements the glowing richness of pink gold; and a silver dial – closely recalling the silver dial of the first-generation Reverso. The black and burgundy dials are paired with two Fagliano Collection straps in complementary colours – one strap in the signature canvas-and-calf combination and the other in all calf. The silver dial is paired with a Fagliano Collection canvas-and-calf strap and an additional black alligator strap. Also new for 2023, a silver opaline dial with black nickel finished hands and indexes adds a dynamic and contemporary feel to the steel Reverso Tribute case.

Reverso Tribute Small Seconds in Burgundy and Fagliano Leather/Canvas Strap

Watch Advice had the privilege of a first hands-on look with the Steel and silver opaline dial variant and pink gold black dial variant, both of which are very different in their aesthetics, but both finished to the standard you would come to expect from Jaeger-LeCoultre. One aspect that is noticeable in the 2023 Pink Gold is the slimness of the case, as Jaeger-LeCoultre has trimmed about 1mm off the thickness, and now comes in at 7.56mm thick – quite the feat when you think about the mechanics that go into producing the Reverso Case.

Reverso in Pink Gold and Black Dial – now 1mm slimmer at 7.56mm

The new 2023 dials all feature applied indices with a double index at 12 O’clock. The indices are designed to mirror the hour and minute hands, or you could argue the opposite. This design pairs nicely with the small seconds counter at 6 O’clock, which in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s words “provides a counterpoint to the linear geometry of the dial and case”.

Harmonising with the sunray brushing of the dial, a dramatic sunray pattern on the inside of the carrier is visible as the case is flipped over. This in our opinion is almost the star of the 2023 Reverso Tribute. Jaeger-LeCoultre has been able to design this pattern with the wearer in mind, given you something to admire and play with whilst on the wrist. More of this is our hands on review later in April.

Sunray pattern on full display on the Pink Gold Reverso Tribute

The Reverso Tribute Small Seconds is powered by the manually wound mechanical movement, Calibre 822. With 108 components, this mechanically elegant and well-proven movement offers a power reserve of 42 hours. Whilst the calibre and its components are finely finished and decorated, we were not game to take off the case back to see, so we will just have to take Jaeger-LeCoultre’s word for it!

Perfect Pairing, the Steel and Silver Opaline with the Pink Gold and Black Dial.

Reference: Pink gold/black: Q713257J; Pink gold/burgundy: Q713256J; Pink gold/silver: Q7132521; Steel/Silver Q713842J


  • Case: 18 Carat Pink Gold / Steel
  • Dimensions: 45.6 x 27.4 mm; Thickness: 7.56mm (Pink Gold) / 8.5mm (Steel)
  • Calibre: Manually wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds
  • Power reserve: 42 hours
  • Water resistance: 30 m
  • Dial: Black sunray / Burgundy lacquer / Silver sunray / Silver Opaline
  • Caseback: Closed
  • Strap: Fagliano Collection interchangeable calf-leather-and-canvas and all-calf-leather (Pink gold/black; Pink gold/burgundy); Fagliano Collection interchangeable calf-leather-and-canvas strap and black alligator strap (Pink gold/silver); Fagliano Collection interchangeable calf-leather-and-canvas strap (Steel/Silver)

Availability: Available now through all Authorised Dealers, Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutiques and online at

Australian Recommended Retail Pricing: $35,600 (Pink Gold Variants) / $15,700 (Steel)

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