What kid hasn’t bought Dad a Father’s Day gift expecting the Old Man to love it – only to discover the truth? After hugs and smiles and maybe one public showing, Dad puts that tie/sweater/funny T-shirt into the drawer labelled When Hell Freezes Over. Surely a Father’s Day watch is a different deal. No. No it isn’t. For one simple reason . . .
In 1930, César de Trey watched a polo match in colonial India. After the match, a player showed the Swiss businessman and watch collector his damaged watch, its crystal shattered. He challenged Mssr. de Trey to devise some sort of protection against the slings and arrows of outrageous mallets. Thus began the Jaeger-leCoultre Reverso (all watch images courtesy #h.m.uhren) . . .