Jaeger-LeCoultre - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: 2011
    Reference No: 277.8.62
    Case No: 2'743'314
    Model Name: Reverso Tribute to 1931 "U.S. Edition"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 822/2, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Jaeger-LeCoultre buckle
    Dimensions: 46mm Length and 27mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Jaeger-LeCoultre guarantee dated October 17, 2011, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Irresistibly elegant with a rich history in watchmaking and sport, the present Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 is a tribute to the company's models of the early 1930s and 1940s. Introduced in 1931, the Reverso has a most fascinating history, as the creation of the model absolutely ties functionality with aesthetics.

    The present watch is one among 100 pieces, unveiled in a limited edition version of the classic watch for the US markets only. This special edition retains the exact same dimensions as the standard Ultra Thin 1931 model, but has details that set it apart from the quotidian. The hands and markers have a darker patina, and the hands are syringe rather than a standard vintage-inspired version.

    As an even nicer touch, the present watch is offered as a "full set" with its Jaeger-LeCoultre guarantee dated October 17, 2011, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • 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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Ref. 277.8.62
A rare and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with syringe hands, guarantee and presentation box, made in a limited edition of 100 pieces made for the US Market

46mm Length and 27mm Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF7,000 - 14,000 

Sold for CHF18,415

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