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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 2006
    Reference No: 150.T.42
    Case No: 2'489'800
    Model Name: Master Compressor, Extreme W-Alarm
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, 912, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Yellow Jaeger-LeCoultre rubber strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Jaeger-LeCoultre buckle
    Dimensions: 46 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 71/946

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present limited edition Master Compressor wristwatch was made in tribute to the renowned Italian motorbike racer Valentino Rossi. The carbon fiber dial is set with the number '46', Rossi's number plate. The case back also engraved with the number '46' and Rossi's signature. Some of the traditional cities on the world time ring have also been replaced with racetrack names, such as Mugello, Donington and Laguna Seca.

  • 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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Property from a Discerning Collector

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Ref. 150.T.42
A titanium limited edition world time wristwatch with alarm and date, made in tribute to the Italian motorbike racer Valentino Rossi

Circa 2006
46 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 71/946

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

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