Jaeger-LeCoultre - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI Hong Kong Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 151.6.67.S
    Movement No: 3’379’645
    Case No: 0206, No. 141/200
    Model Name: Master Minute Repeater
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 947, 43 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Jaeger-LeCoultre deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Jaeger-LeCoultre certificate de garantie stamped Behbehani, Master Minute Repeater Certificate of Origin, loupe, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    When it comes to mastering the artisanal craftsmanship of executing a minute repeating wristwatch, only a handful of manufacturers are able to claim that title. The full minute repeating mechanism was first innovated in the 18th century by none other than Abraham Louis Breguet. Chiming out the time, the feature is achieved by two hammers striking against a gong, generating a symphonic chime that differs in acoustics depending on the case material, size and shape. The minute repeating wristwatch is with no doubt more than just a tool to tell the time but also a form of prowess that a watchmaker displays to demonstrate their skills.

    In 2005, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the Master Minute Repeater collection and immediately made a statement to the industry. With an introduction of their new game changing innovation of the crystal gong by securing the “heel” of the gong to the sapphire crystal to magnify the pure acoustics of the chime, the Master Minute Repeater is a total revelation. Encased in platinum, the model was released as a limited edition of 200 pieces. The semi-skeletonised dial displays a rather unusual dial design with an impressive 15-days power reserve indication and a spring torque indication both in retrograde style. The semi-skeletonised design allows the wearer to enjoy the visually striking repeating mechanism while being mesmerized by the crisp and clean chime.

    The present example numbered 141 in platinum is offered in attractive overall condition and is accompanied by the original certificate and presentation box.

  • 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. 151.6.67.S
A fine and attractive limited edition platinum minute repeating wristwatch with 15-days power reserve, spring torque indication, guarantee and presentation box, numbered 141 of a limited edition of 200 pieces

Circa 2007
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$390,000 - 620,000 

Sold for HK$441,000

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