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

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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 1993
    Reference No: 270.2.68
    Case No: Limited edition no. 109/500
    Model Name: Reverso Tourbillon
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 828, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Jaeger-leCoultre 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 Certificate of Origin and Guarantee stamped by Vienna retailer A. Haban and dated November 19, 1993, product literature, gloves and fitted wooden presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The pink gold Reverso Tourbillon was made in a limited and numbered edition of 500 pieces, of which this is number 109. An extremely elegant and understated piece, on the main dial only the subtle "Tourbillon" indication present in the cartouche above the constant seconds subsidiary dial betrays the presence of one of the most complicated mechanism in watchmaking. However, it is sufficient to reverse the watch in order to admire the tourbillon in all of its glory, as it is virtually the only feature of the second dial, together with the fan-shaped power reserve indication. The present piece is offered complete of its original warranty and box and it is in excellent condition, having obviously seen very little time on the wrist. A true masterpiece of mechanical ingenuity and understated elegance.

  • 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. 270.2.68
A very fine and rare pink gold dual-dial rectangular-shaped reversible wristwatch with power reserve indication, tourbillon regulator, Certificate and box. Number 109 of a 500 pieces limited edition

Circa 1993
26mm width, 36.5mm length
Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed

HK$167,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$250,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018