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

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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 2001
    Reference No: 270.2.55
    Case No: Limited edition no. 400/500
    Model Name: Reverso Quantième Perpétuel
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 855, 39 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 Certificat de Garantie dated June 2001, Certificat d'Authenticité, product literature, setting pin, gloves and fitted wooden presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present limited edition Reverso timepiece incorporates one of the most appreciated and historical complications in watchmaking: the almighty perpetual calendar. As it often happens with complicated Reverso timepieces, the second dial is completely dedicated to the complication, featuring a central moonphase aperture surrounded on three sides by the retrograde date track. Two smaller, specular subsidiary counters in the lower part of the dial inform about the month and day of the week. The overall design of the dial is supremely legible and balanced, an effect achievable thank to the fact that the time indication is on the main dial. In fact, the main dial does have a calendar feature: the leap year cycle indication. While one might expect to find the more useful date indication, Jaeger-leCoultre decided to feature the leap year on the main display, so that those that know what they are looking at would immediately understand to be in the presence of a perpetual calendar. Understated Swiss exhibitionism at its best.

  • 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. 270.2.55
A very fine and rare pink gold dual-dial rectangular-shaped reversible perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, day/night indication, leap year cycle indication, moon phases, Certificate and box. Number 400 of a 500 pieces limited edition

Circa 2001
26mm width, 36.5mm length
Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed

HK$67,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$200,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018