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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 187.T.67.S
    Movement No: 3’523’815
    Case No: 2’653’412, No.036/100
    Model Name: Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater TiVan
    Material: Titanium and Vanadium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 947, 43 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium and steel Jaeger-LeCoultre deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank guarantee stamped Sonraj International Karachi Pakistan, fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Like musicians, when it comes to minute repeaters, watchmakers are obsessed with the quality of sound. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater TiVan introduced in 2011 made in a limited edition of 100 pieces only is the brand’s true innovation on the sonics of this complication. Aesthetically pleasing with a large 44mm diameter case, the timepiece is cased in TiVan (Titanium and Vanadium) with a sleek grey appeal. Coupled with an exposed architecture of the skeletonised dial with attractive heated blue screws, the accents of the pink gold hands and indexes is well executed with improved legibility. Sitting on the top layer of its mechanism are three open rings that allows the wearer to indicate the torque from the mainspring barrels, as well as the power reserve of up to 15 days upon a full wound.

    Powering this chiming timepiece is the manually wound in-house calibre 947 that consist of 413 parts.
    Recognising that synthetic sapphire crystal provides superior sound transmission, Jaeger-LeCoultre developed ‘crystal gongs’ since 2005. The gong itself is metal but, rather than being attached to the watch case, is soldered to the crystal case back, which acts as an amplifier to create a louder and richer sound. For the first time, a minute repeater could have a sealed waterproof case with no loss of sound quality thanks to the gongs and large sized case. Not only is the acoustic of the timepiece pleasing, the finishing of the movement displayed through the ample sapphire caseback is on par. Finished with a ruthenium-coated three-quarter plate, the movement is decorated with Côtes de Soleil that radiates from the balance wheel. Numbered 36 of a limited edition of 100, the present exampled is offered in attractive overall condition and is accompanied by the original guarantee and presentation box.

  • 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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Ref. 187.T.67.S
A rare, large-sized and attractive limited edition titanium and vanadium open-worked minute repeating wristwatch with 15-days power reserve, spring torque indication guarantee and presentation box, numbered 36 of a limited edition of 100 pieces

Circa 2011
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$300,000 - 500,000 
€35,200-58,600
$38,500-64,100

Sold for HK$661,500

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022