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

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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 1973
    Reference No: 24000-42
    Movement No: 2'210'025
    Case No: 1'399'025
    Model Name: Automatic Chronometre
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 906, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Jaeger-LeCoultre bracelet, 180 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Jaeger-LeCoultre folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Jaeger-LeCoultre Guarantee and fitted presentation box.
    Literature: For a caliber 906 Chronometer, please see Jaeger-LeCoultre A Guide for the Collector by Zaf Basha, page 190.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This Jaeger-LeCoultre bracelet watch is manufactured in 1973 and was the last of the vintage chronometers powered by the calibre 906. Unfortunately the watch was released during the Swiss watch industry re-structuring due to the quartz revolution. This reference was a commercial failure and was discontinued in 1974. The present watch was made for Saudi Arabia, having the national emblem at 9 o'clock on the dial. The watch is in exceptionally crisp condition, complete with all original accessories and is very rare to find on the market as only a few hundred were made.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 24000-42
A rare stainless steel bracelet watch with sweep centre seconds, date, guarantee and fitted presentation box, made for Saudi Arabia

Circa 1973
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for HK$17,500

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