Jaeger-LeCoultre Raffles Hotel Reverso Watch Review


Jaeger-LeCoultre has created two special edition Reverso timepieces in tribute to the 125th anniversary of the luxury Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

Raffles Hotel opened as a 10-room bungalow in 1887, named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore. It quickly became a luxury landmark hotel attracting a host of famous visitors, and was designated a National Monument by the Singapore government in 1987.

Celebrating its 125th anniversary in September 2012, Jaeger-LeCoultre has launched two watches in tribute to the hotel's milestone.

The specially designed Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso timepieces have an engraved case back, displaying the words 'Raffles Hotel 1887-2012'. The Reverso Grande Taille and the Reverso Grande Lady Ultra Thin feature alligator straps in brown and purple respectively.

"Like Raffles, Jaeger-LeCoultre never stands still," said Pierre Jochem, general manager of Raffles Hotel. "It continues to inspire and surprise. Whether it's staying in Raffles or wearing a Reverso, style and magic has nothing to do with age. Timelessness is about moving with the times and adapting to the world around us but never forgetting our heritage, which is priceless."