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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 1950
    Case No: 118'555
    Material: 18k white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Mechanical
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold and diamond-set bracelet, 155 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding clasp
    Dimensions: 14 mm. diameter
    Signed: Movement and dial signed, case numbered

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufactured in white gold, the present watch is set with different cuts of diamonds on its bezel and bracelet. Preserved in its original condition with crisp hallmarks and numbers, this watch amazes with its beauty and elegant look.

  • Artist Biography

    Jaeger-LeCoultre

    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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A lady's fine white gold and diamond-set bracelet watch

Circa 1950
14 mm. diameter
Movement and dial signed, case numbered

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$87,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am