Jaeger-LeCoultre - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 270.2.55
    Case No: 33/500
    Model Name: Reverso Quantième Perpétuel
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 855, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Jaeger-LeCoultre deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 26mm width x 42mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Jaeger-LeCoultre blank guarantee, numbered Certificate of Authenticity, instruction manual, product literature, gloves, cloth, setting pin, pouch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, first introduced in 1931, remains one of the most iconic watch designs of all time. Its legendary reversible case was originally conceived at the request of polo players, who needed a durable timepiece that could withstand the rigors of their sport. The ingenious solution was a metal frame housing the watch, which could be flipped to protect the crystal during play.

    - This simple yet brilliant innovation spawned countless Reverso iterations over the decades, later models featuring a second dial on the reverse side to further exploit the watch's unique flipping mechanism.

    - Released in 2000 as a limited edition of 500 pieces cased in the elegance of 18K pink gold, the present Reverso Quantième Perpétuel is numbered 33 of the edition. Featuring a complex dual-dial perpetual calendar design, the timepiece incorporates technical and artisanal guilloché finesse into one. Playing on a symmetrical design, the main dial features Arabic numerals, a day and night indication, and a leap year indication with a dash of red right below the small seconds.

    - Reversed with a slide of the dial reveals a secondary display featuring a retrograde date arching over the moon phases aperture. Balancing on each end, the wear can read the French month and day of the week with ease.

    - Preserved in stunning condition cherished by the original owner, the timepiece have had barely any wrist time, complete with its certificate and accessories, it is pure joy for its next owner. Please note that the proceeds of the sale of the present watch will be given by the Consignor to various charities.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner


Ref. 270.2.55
A well-preserved, highly attractive and rare limited edition pink gold rectangular-shaped dual-dial perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, day and night, leap year indication, moon phases, certificate and presentation box, numbered 33 of a limited edition of 500 pieces

Circa 2000
26mm width x 42mm length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$215,900

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024