Jaeger-LeCoultre - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 246.2.79
    Case No: 2'545'330
    Model Name: Reverso à Eclipse, The Silk Road
    Material: 18k pink gold and enamel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 849, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Jaeger-LeCoultre crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Jaeger-LeCoultre double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 29 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 1/5
    Accessories: With Jaeger-LeCoultre loupe, instruction manual, pouch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Jaeger-LeCoultre has always associated time-honoured ancient decorative arts in its different watchmaking creations. The present Reverso à Eclipse reversible wristwatch provides the wearer a pleasure of swiveling the case and to reveal or hide the dial. The watch showcases a beautiful enamel work that demands virtuosity and patience in a discrete way. A pink gold shutter can be opened through a wheel on the case at 2 o'clock to reveal a miniature recreation depicting The Silk Road. The enamel appears as a hidden treasure beneath the dial when the shutters are opened. Only five examples have been crafted, the present watch features two dials and two unique experiences.

  • 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. 246.2.79
A very fine and rare pink gold limited edition reversible rectangular wristwatch with enamel dial depicting The Silk Road and concealing shutters

Circa 2008
29 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 1/5

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$400,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017