A fine and very rare pink gold dual-dial rectangular-shaped reversible chronograph wristwatch with date, Certificate and box. Number 92 of a 500 pieces limited edition

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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 1997
    Reference No: 270.2.69
    Case No: Limited edition no 092/500
    Model Name: Reverso Chronographe
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Jaeger-leCoultre leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Jaeger-leCoultre 18K pink gold deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 26mm width, 36.5mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Jaeger-leCoultre Bulletin de Garantie stamped by Vienna retailer A. Haban and dated January 9, 1997, Certificat d'Authenticité, product literature, leather pouch, setting pin, fitted wooden presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    A limited edition, 1990s chronographic iterations of the hallowed Reverso, this execution of the complication is simply exquisite. The second dial is fully dedicated to the chronograph: a large main subdial shows the seconds, a smaller semicircle at 6 acts as 30 seconds counter, of course retrograde. The chronographic dial is skeletonized, allowing the beholder to actually admire most of the chronographic clockwork, especially how the pushers engage the column wheel. An ingenious device is present on the main dial: an indication of whether the chronograph is running or not. This feature is most welcome, as it allows the user to reliably - not "bliindly" - start and stop the chronograph "on the go", without reverting to the chronograph dial.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 270.2.69
A fine and very rare pink gold dual-dial rectangular-shaped reversible chronograph wristwatch with date, Certificate and box. Number 92 of a 500 pieces limited edition

積家,「Reverso」型號270.2.69,限量版18K玫瑰金翻轉式腕錶,配兩地時區、計時功能和日期顯示,限量發行500枚,編號第92號,約1997年製。 附錶盒和證書

Circa 1997
26mm width, 36.5mm length
Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$42,000 - 67,000 
€4,600-7,400
$5,400-8,600

sold for HK$118,750

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Specialist
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018