From Humphrey Bogart's wide-brimmed fedora in Casablanca to Indiana Jones' whip in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the right prop has defined many big-screen characters. Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight'.trilogy of Batman films contains an object deserving similar recognition. Except you don't notice it. The reason why is that it's so exquisitely tuned to its owner's personality that it's barely perceptible as a standalone item. What I'm getting at, of course, is Bruce Wayne's Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. After Joel Schumacher's disastrous attempts at the superhero franchise (the director even publicly apologised for Batman & Robin), Nolan's films were very different. Batman Begins was a grittily realistic take on the caped crusader that pointedly avoided camp flourishes. It delved into the Batman origin story and didn't flinch from exploring the psychological angst simmering beneath. What about the watches? Well, in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grand Taille, while in The Dark Knight Rises he wears a JLC Reverso Grand Date. Here's why they're such inspired choices for the man behind the mask.   A Logical Choice On the basic screen-test of horological plausibility, the Reverso ticks all the right boxes. Understated but refined, this…

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