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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 190.8.96
    Case No: 2'494'773
    Model Name: Memovox Tribute to Polaris 1968
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 956, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Jaeger-LeCoultre calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Jaeger-LeCoultre buckle
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 1/768
    Accessories: With Jaeger-LeCoultre additional crystal, instruction manual, pouch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Offered in like new condition, the present watch is numbered 1 of 768 pieces only, made in tribute to the original Polaris model that was first introduced in 1965. It is also interesting to note that the first few watches made in this series had a slight defect to the luminous material used for the numerals and have aged completely different comparing to the models made later. The numerals have aged like a vintage watch and now appear a very warm orange tone.

  • 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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Ref. 190.8.96
A fine and rare stainless steel limited edition wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and alarm

Circa 2008
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 1/768

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 80,000 
€6,000-9,600
$6,400-10,000

Sold for HK$112,500

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: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017