Jaeger-LeCoultre - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: 2014
    Case No: 3130921, inside case further engraved with limited edition n° 3/3
    Model Name: Hybris Artistica 5 - Duomètre Sphérotourbillon
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 382, 55 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Jaeger-LeCoultre pin buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Jaeger-LeCoultre Extract from the Archives confirming the production date of the present timepiece in 2014, presentation box, gloves and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Hybris Artistica 5 from Jaeger-LeCoultre is nothing short of a mechanical wonder. In addition to its rotation around the axis of its titanium cage, the spherical tourbillon further revolves around a secondary axis, angled at 20 degrees, to counteract the influence of gravity in any orientation.

    Encased in a sapphire and white gold 44mm case, the Duomètre Sphérotourbillon showcases an 18K white gold dial which has been engraved with multidirectional strokes through the use of a special chisel. Such a technique gives the grand feu enamel subdials an interesting grainy glossy effect. Architecturally impressive, the dial then leads to the cage of the tourbillion through the use of "staircases" composed of finely chiseled steps. Off centred at 12 o'clock we can find a second time zone in 24-hour mode indicator, extremely useful for the jet setter of the 21st century. The second time zone also showcases its individual power reserve indicator and is powered by its individual barrel. At three o'clock the oversized "home" time indicator is visible in typical Jaeger-LeCoultre style, off centred at 6 o'clock we can further find its sub-seconds indicator. All three sub-dials are enamel.

    Rotating the watch around, we can find in all its glory the Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 382. A horological marvel to witness, the flying tourbillon features a technically impressive cylindrical balance spring and sapphire tourbillon bridge that leads the eye to believe that the tourbillon is floating freely.

    With the present example being one of only three pieces made, the present watch is preserved in excellent overall condition.

  • 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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An incredibly impressive white gold and sapphire 20-degree bi-axial tourbillon wristwatch with hand hammered and enamel grand feu dials, two power reserve indicators and dual time zone complication, number 3 of a limited edition of 3 pieces

44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF101,600

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024