A couple of years ago, I showed you a Reverso featuring Rama, an incarnation of the Hindu divinity Vishnu, probably ordered in 50 pieces in 1932 by the Maharaja of Kapurthala.
Here is another " Indian Reverso " so called " Beauty of India ", which was bought by Jaeger LeCoultre in 2004 for the sum of... 77, 000 USD.
Was she a fiction, or a noble lady? The mystery is still alive, which is a good thing, in my opinion, as it enhances the legend of this watch.
Nonetheless, this " Beauty of India " and the " Rama " are two well known Reverso, since they are part of the Heritage Gallery, and we could see pictures of them in several publications, as well as catalogues.
If the backside is well known, the front side has not been taken in picture, as far as I know. And I wanted to share a detail with you.
This Reverso is signed by Jaeger Lecoultre, which conforms to the era, but also signed by Favre Leuba. And that is not so well known that the 2 brands had some relations, at that time.
This Reverso is a testimony of these relations, too, which is another historical detail.
A last detail, this Reverso " Beauty of India " is made of solid gold, unlike the " Rama " which has a two-tone case.
Looking forward to reading your reactions,