Jaeger-LeCoultre - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: 140.105.1
    Case No: 1'614'061
    Model Name: Reverso Classique
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Quartz
    Bracelet/Strap: Ostrich
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated Jaeger-LeCoultre buckle
    Dimensions: 24mm Width and 36mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Jaeger-LeCoultre International Guarantee.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Irresistibly elegant with a rich history in watchmaking and sport, the present Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classique 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 timepiece is made rendered even more collectible by the presence of the "GM" monogram on the case, corresponding to the initials of none other than Guido Mondani himself. It is furthermore accompanied by its International Guarantee.

  • 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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From the Guido Mondani Collection


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 140.105.1
An attractive yellow gold reversible quartz wristwatch with guarantee

Circa 1990
24mm Width and 36mm Length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF3,500 - 7,000 

Sold for CHF5,715

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024