Don't worry, the name Reverso does not come from the fact that the clock sometimes runs backwards. Rather, it refers to a protective function intended for use in sports. Then the watch can be turned over so that the sensitive glass rests on the skin and the resistant case points outwards. This way, your watch will not be scratched or even broken if it is struck or knocked off. Unlike other watches, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is comfortable to wear in this position and does not pinch.
An international watch
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso was developed in the early 1930s by the Swiss watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre. However, it was not intended for use in Switzerland, but for polo games in India. The first wearers of the watch were neither Swiss nor Indians but British officers who were stationed in India and spent their leisure time there with the typical English sport. Apparently they played so violently that it came again and again to contacts of the rackets with the wrists of other players and some clocks were broken.