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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 247.2.07
    Movement No: 625'994
    Case No: 2'742'306
    Model Name: Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 174, 58 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Jaeger-LeCoultre crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Jaeger-LeCoultre double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 10/75
    Accessories: With Jaeger-LeCoultre undated Guarantee Certificate, undated Certificate of Origin, loupe and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Following the launch of the Gyrotourbillon 1 in 2004, the Gyrotourbillon 2 is distinguished by its cylindrical balance spring with end curves.

    For the very first time, a cylindrical balance spring is housed in one of Jaeger LeCoultre’s most iconic cases – the Reverso. The double axis spherical tourbillon is the main attraction, with the balance wheel rotating three dimensionally. Made of extremely lightweight aluminum and titanium, the spherical tourbillon is comprised of no less than 90 individual parts, which weigh 1/3 of a gram in total. The external carriage makes a complete turn on its axis every sixty seconds. The intricate and complicated technology ensures for accurate time keeping.

    The present lot is offered in pink gold with a skeletonized dial, which allows the viewer to admire the 50 hour power reserve. The watch has been kept in excellent overall condition and is an incredibly powerful wristwatch.

  • Artist Biography

    Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Swiss • 1833

    Not all companies in the watchmaking field have been able to stand the test of time quite like Jaeger LeCoultre, also known as the "watchmaker's watchmaker." Founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre and originally named LeCoutre, the firm provided watchmaking's top brands, such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet, the high-grade, unfinished mechanical movements with which they completed their watches.

    In the early 1900s, Cartier's watch supplier Edmond Jaeger sought out LeCoultre's help in creating the world's thinnest watches. The collaboration resulted in the creation of Cartier's earliest Tank and Santos watches, all housed with LeCoultre movements. The duo decided to merge in 1937, and the firm officially became the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand by which collectors know and adore it today. Some of the firm's most significant and important timepieces include the Reverso, the Memovox, the Atmos clock and, among modern watches, their Master Complications.

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Ref. 247.2.07
An extremely rare, fine and important pink gold rectangular reversible skeletonised multi-axis spherical tourbillon wristwatch with 50 hour power reserve and 24 hours

Circa 2009
36 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 10/75

Estimate
HK$1,200,000 - 2,000,000 

Sold for HK$1,480,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am