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Top 5 double-sided watches

Do double-sided watches ring a bell? These rather unusual and definitely original models allow you to change your look according to your mood, without having to change your timepiece. For those interested, here are five creations that offer precisely this type of innovative tocantes, resulting from a high level of watchmaking expertise.

1# Hamilton Jazzmaster Face-2-Face III

This model features a 44 mm stainless steel case that is vertically reversible, accompanied by a brown leather strap with a patina effect. The design is elegant, both masculine, sporty and contemporary, with beautiful touches of blue on the hands, counter and strap stitching.

There Jazzmaster Face-2-Face displays two different faces: one for the time, date and chronograph functions, the other for the tachymeter function whose blue hand moves just above the largely exposed movement. This is the caliber H41, a mechanism offering a power reserve of 60 hours.

So here we have a double-sided watch with a solid dial and a skeletonized dial. All that remains is to choose according to the mood of the day and the outfit.

Note that this watch is offered in a limited edition of only 999 pieces.

Price: €2,995

2# The Reverso Tribute Duoface Small Seconds by Jaeger-Lecoultre

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Classic and refined, this timepiece hides its game well. Indeed, it is difficult at first glance to guess that it has two faces, and yet. Mounted on a blue leather strap designed by Casa Fagliano, it is adorned with a rectangular steel case (47 x 28.3 mm) incorporating the codes of a creation from the 1930s.

On the dial side, you can opt for a sunray blue version with hours and minutes indicated by sword-shaped hands, while the small seconds are placed in a counter at 6 o’clock. To change, just rotate the case. You will then find a completely different side: a silver background with Clous de Paris guilloché on which appears a 2nd time zone, a 24-hour indicator. Something to combine aesthetics with practicality!

There Reverso Tribute Duoface Small Seconds runs on a hand-wound 19-jewel movement with a 42-hour power reserve.

Price: €13,200

3# The Monsieur Bovet Turquoise by Bovet

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Launched in 2015, this piece perfectly reflects the watchmaking excellence of the Bovet manufacture. Its patented Amadeo convertible case not only allows it to change faces, but also to go from a classic watch to a pocket watch on a chain, and even to a desk clock.

A versatile timepiece, therefore, with a 43 mm case in 18-carat red or white gold, and black alligator leather strap or pocket watch chain. It houses an in-house hand-wound movement with double coaxial seconds, with a 7-day power reserve and a frequency of 21,600 vph powered by a single barrel.

The design of the dial is very successful, with superb finishes. On one side, a turquoise background with a guilloché pattern with hour/minute hands and numeral indexes. On the other, a small guilloché turquoise circle is placed in the upper part to indicate the hours and minutes, while the rest gives way to the cogs, the small seconds and a power reserve indicator. Each side can be adjusted completely independently by means of the crown placed at 12 o’clock.

Price: $60,000 (limited edition of 60 pieces)

4# De Bethune’s Kind of Two Jumping GMT

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After the DB Kind of Two Tourbillon Released in 2021, De Bethune continues its momentum of double-sided watches with this time a version with a different time zone on each side: the Kind of Two Jumping GMT.

On the front, the display is quite classic, with hours/minutes and jumping seconds hands in polished and blued titanium. All on a silver background with several layers in relief, including a central guilloché part. On the back, the design is more futuristic and original, with a largely exposed movement, minutes indicated on the periphery on the silver edge with blue numerals, and a small hour ring surrounding the balance wheel at 6 o’clock.

There Kind of Two Jumping GMT incorporates a 43.3 mm reversible case in polished Grade 5 titanium, housing caliber DB2517, a 58-jewel mechanical hand-wound movement, offering 4 days of power reserve.

Finally, the watch attaches to the wrist using a black alligator leather strap.

Price: CHF215,000

5# The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 6300G

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This timepiece is a rare piece, known to only a few connoisseurs and bordering on the highest spheres of luxury watchmaking. Several versions of the Grandmaster Chime already exist. This latest variation offers a beautiful blue tint that can be found on the alligator leather strap as well as on the two dials.

Beneath its elegant and simple appearance, the Grandmaster Chime 6300G is an extraordinary concentration of complications since it has 20 in total. A real feat, with in particular several chimes, several power reserve indicators, a second time zone, a perpetual calendar, a day, date and month display, a moon phase, etc.

Its 47.7 mm double-faced white gold case pivots easily between the lugs, and is equipped with a particularly complex movement, allowing all the complications to be orchestrated without hindrance. One dial indicates time details, while the other is dedicated to date indications.

Price upon request

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