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

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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 1999
    Reference No: 270.2.73
    Case No: limited edition no. 465/500
    Model Name: Reverso Répétition Minutes
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 943, 38 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 Bulletin de Garantie stamped Vienna, Austria retailer A. Haban and dated October 19, 1999, warranty booklet, product literature, gloves and fitted wooden presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 270.2.73 was launched in 1994 in a limited edition of 500 pieces. The pink gold case is no coincidence, as this is considered the gold color which yields best acoustics thanks to the presence of copper in the alloy. The movement was designed in-house by watchmaker Eric Coudray and delivers remarkably clear sound, a true achievement given the limitations imposed by the case size and shape. Aesthetically, the piece is extremely understated, even the repeater slide is much less prominent than what usually found on chiming watches, a consequence of the reversible case design. On the dial, however, a whimsical concession is made, and the regulating organ is visible through a dial opening. Such a detail allows the repeater to truly come alive not only acoustically, but also visually. As a matter of fact, the regulating organ of a repeater is arguably the most "dynamic" feature to be found in a mechanical wristwatch after the balance wheel.

  • 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. 270.2.73
A very fine and very rare pink gold minute repeating rectangular-shaped reversible wristwatch with Garantie and box. Number 465 of a 500 pieces limited edition

Circa 1999
26mm width; 36.5mm length
Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed

HK$125,000 - 210,000 

Sold for HK$225,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018