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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: 1670.21
    Case No: 1'277'105A
    Model Name: VOGUE "Etrier"
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. K840, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Wood, max length 165mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold buckle
    Dimensions: 15mm Length, 20mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Jaeger LeCoultre Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1970

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the 1930s Jaeger-LeCoultre created a gorgeous watch for women. Nicknamed 'Etrier', French for stirrup, the original case was an unusually oriented rectangle fixed to the bracelet by two stirrup-shaped fastenings. This simple yet powerful design code allowed for endless declinations. The present lady’s yellow gold wristwatch is fitted with a very unusual wood bracelet that is perfectly integrated to the watch thanks to the specially designed gold endlinks fixed on the stirrup.

    With its elegant inverted rectangular shaped case, this watch offers great presence on the wrist. This model, that was adopted by Hermès Paris, reminds us of an era when lady’s watches were significantly smaller than today, nonetheless its particular design displays a timeless stylishness which remains very contemporary.

  • 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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Lot offered with no reserve

Ref. 1670.21
An unusual and elegant yellow gold squared shaped wristwatch with wood bracelet

1970
15mm Length, 20mm Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF1,000 - 2,000 
€940-1,900
$1,000-2,100

sold for CHF3,250

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020