It’s fascinating how watches can spark a certain feeling from within, and occasionally inspire us to do things. Tool watches are a perfect example. For me, my old Doxa Sub 300 reminded me of Cousteau’s adventures and every glance of the watch made me want to drop whatever I was doing and head for the water. My Rolex 14270 Explorer inspired me to go on my own mountain adventure and was on my wrist during my very first summit. I have a strong connection to these objects and the feelings that rise to the surface every time I put a certain watch on. At times the connection is so strong, that even if we don’t participate in the things the watch is intended to do, we still have a deep understanding of why the watch should exist.
Dress watches can also have that spark. That’s what I’ve learned with my Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso. It’s a watch that instantly reminds me of a time when modern architecture and design were just starting to be appreciated and incorporated into everyday objects. The gold rectangular case makes me think of the guys who wore these types of watches and their certain elevated taste in art, design and everything in between. It just oozes cool. And akin to a tough diver with heritage or a durable field watch built with memories from adventures past, the JLC Reverso has its own unique appeal that makes me want to reach for the watch time and time again. The Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classique has been on my wrist for the better part of two weeks and, to my surprise, it makes a strong case for an everyday watch.