The Basics

The Reverso is one of the rare true icons of luxury watchmaking. It is the legendary reversible watch invented in the 1930s for polo players who wanted to be able to protect the crystals of their watches, which featured pure, geometric silhouettes inspired by the Art Deco movement. Dimensions (L x W) : 46.8×27.4mm Thickness : 7.3mm

Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Family: Reverso
Reference: 278856J (aka: Q278856J)
Name: Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Boutique Edition Rouge
Produced: 2012
Limited: No

Below is a detailed look at Jaeger-LeCoultre’s model 278856J from Reverso watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso 278856J

The Details

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Boutique Edition Rouge (278856J (aka: Q278856J)) was originally released in 2012. This watch features a hand-wound movement beating at a frequency of 21600 bph ( 3 Hz) to provide a 38-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The stainless steel case measures 27.4mm in diameter and roughly 7.3mm thick. The rectangular case is paired with a red color dial with sword-shaped hands, and a stick / dot hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso model 278856J is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: Stainless steel
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Solid
Shape: Rectangular
Diameter: 27.4mm
Height: 7.3mm
Lug Width: N/Amm
W/R: 30

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Reverso 278856J movement is a powered by caliber 822 made by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The 21-jewel hand-wound movement is 20.2mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 38-hour power reserve.

Type: Hand-Wound
Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Caliber: 822
Base: N/A
Display: Analog
Diameter: 20.2mm
Jewels: 21
Reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 21600 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes

The Price

How much does the Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso 278856J cost? This watch was introduced in 2012 and has been in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.


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  • Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Model: Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Boutique Edition Rouge
  • Reference Number: 278856J (aka: Q278856J)
  • Limited: No

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Solid
  • Diameter: 27.4
  • Thickness: 7.3
  • Lug Width: N/A
  • Dial Color: Red
  • Indexes: Stick / Dot and Sword-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters


  • Winding: Hand-Wound
  • Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Caliber: 822
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: 20.2mm
  • Jewels: 21
  • Power Reserve: 38 hours
  • Frequency: 21600 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes

About Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre logo

Antoine LeCoultre established his watchmaking workshop in 1833. LeCoultre was a horological inventor, having developed the pinion cutting machine, and a measuring device accurate to one micron. In 1903, a watchmaker named Edmond Jaeger challenged the Swiss manufactures to mass-produce an ultra-thin movement that he had invented. LeCoultre accepted and completed the challenge. This led to a partnership between the two watchmakers, laying the foundation for the company known today as Jaeger-LeCoultre. Jaeger-LeCoultre is part of the Richemont group.

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