Jaeger-LeCoultre - The Geneva Watch Auction: XI Geneva Sunday, June 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 1970
    Case No: 936'168
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 36, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm Width
    Signed: Case and movement signed. Case, dial and bracelet further signed Pierre Cardin

  • Catalogue Essay

    Pierre Cardin is one of the most famous fashion designers of the second half of the 20th Century. He is known for his avant-garde style and Space Age designs. Having worked with Elsa Schiaparelli he later became head of Christian Dior's tailleur atelier before opening his own house in 1950. Fascinated by geometric shapes, Pierre Cardin diversified his creations by designing pens, perfume, jewellery, watches and even car interiors.

    In the 70s, Pierre Cardin developed in association with Jaeger LeCoultre a series of watches with futuristic shapes. The present watch is part of this series. Advertised as essential for the motorist, the watch was to be worn on the side of the wrist, allowing the driver to read the time while keeping his hand on the steering wheel.

    The present watch perfectly embodies Cardin’s passion for futuristic design and geometric shapes. Resolutely vintage, this watch seems to never have seen any wrist time and is in fantastic condition; even the leather bracelet doesn’t show any signs of use. A true time capsule that would allow the wearer to travel back in time.

  • Artist Biography


    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

A futuristic stainless steel driver's wristwatch made for Pierre Cardin

Circa 1970
35mm Width
Case and movement signed. Case, dial and bracelet further signed Pierre Cardin

CHF500 - 1,000 

Sold for CHF2,250

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020