An extremely rare, very complicated and large platinum limited edition reversible tourbillon instantaneous perpetual calendar rectangular wristwatch with triple dials featuring the date, 24 hours, moon phases, equation of time, zodiac calendar, astronomical chart, sidereal time, sunrise and sunset time display, power reserve, day and night and leap year indicator, original certificate and fitted presentation box, made for the Russian market

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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 232.64.20
    Case No: 241'6'65 and 2'569'093
    Model Name: Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, JL175, 79 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Jaeger LeCoultre crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Jaeger-LeCoultre folding double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 46/75
    Accessories: With Jaeger-LeCoultre Guarantee Certificate dated March 2009, loupe, product literature, instruction manual, screwdriver and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Jaeger-LeCoultre Triptyque was manufactured to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Reverso in 2006. The Triptyque unites an incredible 18 complications and was the first watch ever to be fitted with three dials. The movement is composed of almost 650 individual parts, 79 jewels and 2 winding barrels, giving the watch an impressive 48 hour of power. It is believed that it took Jaeger-LeCoultre and their huge team over 6 years to design and manufacture this incredible work of horological art.

    Made for the Russian market, the present watch indicates the sunrise/sunset time for the longitude and latitude of Moscow. The time dial showcases the huge tourbillon regulator, which is rotating once a minute. It is also indicating the time, power reserve and 24 hours. Reversing the case, reveals a further two dials, which are indicating the astronomical chart of the Northern hemisphere, zodiac calendar, equation of time and sunrise and sunset. The backplate of the case showcases the moon phases, various date indicators and perpetual calendar.

    The Triptyque is of such magnitude that in order to grasp the incredible nature of its creation, one has to discover it for yourself.

  • Maker Bio

    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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Ref. 232.64.20
An extremely rare, very complicated and large platinum limited edition reversible tourbillon instantaneous perpetual calendar rectangular wristwatch with triple dials featuring the date, 24 hours, moon phases, equation of time, zodiac calendar, astronomical chart, sidereal time, sunrise and sunset time display, power reserve, day and night and leap year indicator, original certificate and fitted presentation box, made for the Russian market

積家,極罕有及複雜,鉑金長方形兩面反轉腕錶,配陀飛輪、萬年曆、日曆顯示、24小時及月相顯示、日規程式、星座月曆、天文圖表、日出及日落顯示、動力儲存、日夜及閏年顯示,“Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque”,型號232.64.20,限量生產,附證書及盒子,約2009年製,為俄羅斯市場製造

Circa 2009
38 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 46/75

Estimate
HK$1,400,000 - 2,400,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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