Jaeger-LeCoultre - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 1989
    Reference No: 180.1.99
    Case No: 0’957
    Model Name: Master Grand Reveil
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 919, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Jaeger-LeCoultre pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    - With its perpetual calendar and alarm complications, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Reveil represents remarkable value among luxury in-house timepieces. Jaeger-LeCoultre is renowned for crafting delightful and robust movements using traditional techniques.

    - The Master Grand Reveil traces its roots to 1989, when the firm sought to revive traditional watchmaking amidst the quartz crisis. Their ingenious idea was to combine their iconic Memovox alarm with a perpetual calendar. The resulting ref. 180.1.99 Grand Reveil was cased in precious metals only.

    - This particular example in yellow gold preserved in exceptional condition carries on Jaeger-LeCoultre's mastery of traditional watchmaking achievement that sparked a renaissance amidst turbulent times. Its rare alarm and calendar complications make the Master Grand Reveil a highly distinctive timepiece.

    - 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 180.1.99
A fine yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with alarm, center seconds, moon phases, 24-hour and leap year indication

Circa 1989
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$40,000 - 65,000 

Sold for HK$57,150

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

19 - 26 March 2024