A very attractive stainless steel triple calendar wristwatch with tear drop lugs

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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: 1953
    Reference No: 2904
    Movement No: 533'261
    Case No: 434'830
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. P484/1A, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial an movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Jaeger-LeCoultre Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1953.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Known as the "watchmaker's watchmaker” Jaeger-LeCoultre is with no doubt one of the greatest watch manufactures. With many groundbreaking innovations over the last century the brand has been able to stand the test of time like no other thanks to its top of the class calibers.
    The present watch, from the early 50s' is powered by the superb in-house gilt caliber P484/1A beautifully hand decorated. On the dial side, this triple calendar indicates the day and the month via two apertures at 12 o’clock and the date on the outer section of the dial. Its large size for the era and its elegant dial design with red calendar indication is further enhanced by gorgeous teardrop lugs that confer to the watch a timeless design.
    Presented today in mint condition, this watch has never seen any service and seems to have passed through time without leaving the comfort of a vault. It is time for this sleeping beauty to get some attention!

  • 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. 2904
A very attractive stainless steel triple calendar wristwatch with tear drop lugs

1953
36mm Diameter
Case, dial an movement signed

Estimate
CHF6,000 - 9,000 
€5,100-7,700
$6,400-9,500

sold for CHF16,250

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 81
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN

Geneva Auction 12-13 May 2018