A fine and rare pink gold minute repeating rectangular-shaped reversible wristwatch with guarantee and box, numbered 465 of a limited edition of 500 pieces

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 1999
    Reference No: 270.240.732
    Case No: Limited edition no. 465/500
    Model Name: Reverso Répétition Minutes
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 943, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Jaeger-LeCoultre deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 26mm Width x 36.5mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Jaeger-LeCoultre Bulletin de Garantie stamped Vienna, Austria retailer A. Haban and dated October 19, 1999, warranty booklet, product literature, gloves and fitted wooden presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is launched in 1994 with limited edition of 500 pieces. The pink gold case is no coincidence, as this is considered the precious metal which yields best acoustics thanks to the presence of copper in the alloy. The movement was designed in-house by watchmaker Eric Coudray and delivers remarkably clear sound, a true achievement given the limitations imposed by the case size and shape.

    Aesthetically, the piece is extremely understated, even the repeater slide is much less prominent than what is usually found on chiming watches, a consequence of the reversible case design. On the dial, however, a whimsical concession is made, and the regulating organ is visible through a dial opening. Such detail allows the repeater to truly come alive not only acoustically, but also visually. As a matter of fact, the regulating organ of a repeater is arguably the most "dynamic" feature to be found in a mechanical wristwatch after the balance wheel.

  • 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. 270.240.732
A fine and rare pink gold minute repeating rectangular-shaped reversible wristwatch with guarantee and box, numbered 465 of a limited edition of 500 pieces

積家,「Reverso」型號270.240.732, 精細及罕有,限量版18K玫瑰金翻轉式三問腕錶,限量發行500枚,編號第465號,約1999年製。附原裝證書、錶盒、配件

Circa 1999
26mm Width x 36.5mm Length
Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$125,000 - 210,000 
€14,100-23,700
$16,000-26,900

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Thomas Perazzi
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019