A little while ago SG talked about a Gucci Twirl watch, which allows a guy or a gal to turn the dial so the watch face is protected when necessary. However, I don't think I will pay around $1000 for a Gucci watch. It's a fun accessory for the season but not investment worthy. For SG to pay good money for a reversible watch I demand only the best and Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso is SG's top pick. JLC Reverso case was invented in 1931 to protect the watch during polo matches. Rene-Alfred Chauvot was commissioned by Cesar de Trey of Switzerland to develop a timepiece with a case able to swivel on its own axis through 180 degrees in order to turn its back on a hard knocks and thus protect its own dial. (info. via Jaeger-LeCoultre) JLC Reverso starts at around $4000+ for the simplest design to about $100,000+ for tourbillon.
This reversible feature is great when I golf or exercise. I can still tell the time without worrying about the face.
For a stylish but savvier price, Cartier Basculante will suffice in both departments. It's a classical design great for everyday wear and the price is much savvier than JLC. I wanted this Cartier watch for the longest time until I saw the JLC.
I found a great Cartier Basculante at Jomashop for $1799.
image: Cartier, jomashop