Jaeger-LeCoultre - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Spring 2023 Geneva Thursday, March 9, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: 2016
    Reference No: Q2783520, 277.3.62
    Case No: 2'979'744
    Model Name: Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 822, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Jaeger-LeCoultre pin buckle
    Dimensions: 46.8mm length x 27.4mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Jaeger-LeCoultre warranty dated 25th June 2016, instruction manual, hang tag, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Irresistibly elegant with a rich history in watchmaking and sport, the present Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 is an ode to the company's models of the early 1930s. Introduced in 1931, the Reverso has a most fascinating history, as the creation of the model absolutely ties functionality with aesthetics. During his travels in India, Swiss businessman and watch collector César de Trey attended a polo match at a club for British army officers. At that moment, one of these officers had broken the glass of his timepiece, and challenged de Trey to create a watch robust enough to resist to a polo match, yet elegant enough to be worn in a formal setting. As such, the Reverso timepiece was born. With a dial that could be flipped, the outside case was also a perfect canvas for artistry and decoration. The possibilities were endless, from enamel, to engraving, and so on.

    - Oversized and ultra-thin, this modern Reverso exudes elegance, slimness and comfortability. Cased at 46.8mm in length and 27.4mm in width the timepiece is extremely legible and pleasant on the wrist. Only featuring the Reverso signature on the dial and a small second subsidiary at six o'clock, the grainy silvery dial blends seamlessly with the white gold case.

    - Preserved in excellent condition and complete with its full set of accessories, the present Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931, modelled on the vintage originals, is a stylish and graceful timepiece that any refined and elegant collectors must have.

  • 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. Q2783520, 277.3.62
A fine and elegant white gold reversible wristwatch with silvered dial, guarantee and presentation box

46.8mm length x 27.4mm width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF8,000 - 14,000 

Sold for CHF10,160

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Spring 2023

9 - 16 March 2023