Jaeger-LeCoultre - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX Hong Kong Monday, May 28, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 1991
    Reference No: 270.2.64
    Case No: limited edition number 091/500
    Model Name: Reverso 1931-1991
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 824, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Jaeger-leCoultre black leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Jaeger-leCoultre deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 26mm width, 36.5mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Jaeger-leCoultre Certificat stamped by Vienna retailer A. Haban and dated June 28, 2000, product literature, setting pin and fitted wooden presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Reverso was first introduced to the market in 1931. As legend goes, the watch was created after the request of polo players who needed a highly durable timepiece to wear while playing: contemporary alternatives kept breaking due to the extremely physical nature of the sport. The solution was to create a metal frame inside of which the watch could be flipped frontside back, thus exposing the metal case and protecting the crystal. From this simple but genial intuition one of the most iconic designs of all time was born. Subsequent iterations offered an immense variety of alternatives, and in later times the reversible nature of the pieces was further exploited with the addition, in some models, of a second dial.

    The present piece is a celebration of this cornerstone Jaeger-leCoultre timepiece. Launched in 1991 on occasion of Reverso's 60th Anniversary, it is part of a limited edition of 500 pieces - this being number 91 - in pink gold.

  • 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. 270.2.64
A fine and very rare pink gold rectangular-shaped reversible wristwatch with date, power reserve, Certificate and box. Number 91 of a 500 pieces limited edition.

Circa 1991
26mm width, 36.5mm length
Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed

HK$35,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$100,000

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