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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: 1945
    Reference No: 2721
    Movement No: 533'749
    Case No: 481'545
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. P484/1A, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Jaeger LeCoultre pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by its original presentation box custom made for the BCV 100th anniversary

  • Catalogue Essay

    With its gorgeous tear-shaped lugs, oversized stainless steel case, and crisp two-tone silver dial with red date chapter, the present Jaeger LeCoultre wristwatch is certainly one of the most beautiful and elegant timepieces made by the brand during the 1940s.

    A triple calendar indicating the day and month in French via two apertures at 12 o’clock, the watch was specially ordered to commemorate Banque Cantonale Vaudoise’s 100th anniversary in 1945. Most probably gifted by the bank to a VIP client or a well deserving executive staff member, this watch is well preserved in truly mint condition. It is further accompanied by its original custom made box, specially mentioning the bank’s anniversary, as found on the engraved caseback.

  • 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. 2721
A very attractive stainless steel wristwatch with full calendar, two-tone dial and custom made box, made for the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise's 100th anniversary

1945
36mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF5,000 - 8,000 
€4,600-7,300
$5,200-8,200

Sold for CHF8,750

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