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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: 270.8.68
    Case No: No. 28/97, 1'857'379
    Model Name: Reverso "Greater China"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Jaeger LeCoultre crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Jaeger LeCoultre deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 26mm wide, 42mm long
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Jaeger LeCoultre Certificat d'Authenticité in English, Certificat d'Authenticité in Chinese, Bulletin de Garantie stamped by Hong Kong retailer King Fook dated July 20, 1997, and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 1997 to celebrate the return of Hong Kong to China, this watch is number 28 of a limited edition of 97 pieces. The case back is engraved with the map of China, and furthermore enameled in yellow, red and black. The yellow area highlights the "standard" Chinese territories; the red areas highlight the municipalities of Greater China: Guanxi, Tibet, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Ningxia; the black areas indicate the special administrative regions of Hong Kong, Macao, Shanghai, Tianjin and Beijing.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 270.8.68
A very rare stainless steel and enamel wristwatch, numbered 28 of a limited edition of 97 pieces

1997
26mm wide, 42mm long
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 50,000 
€3,300-5,400
$3,800-6,200

Sold for HK$47,500

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017