An extremely rare, very complicated and large platinum limited edition reversible tourbillon instantaneous perpetual calendar rectangular wristwatch with triple dials featuring the date, 24 hours, moon phases, equation of time, zodiac calendar, astronomical chart, sidereal time, sunrise and sunset time display, power reserve, day and night and leap year indicator, numbered 66 of a limited edition of 75 pieces.

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 241.6.65
    Case No: 2'601'869
    Model Name: Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 175, 79 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Jaeger-LeCoultre folding double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 66/75

  • Catalogue Essay

    The story of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso started long before the present watch. With its innovation to its iconic design derived from the lawns of a polo match in India, a Swiss businessman was eager to solve the issue of the perfect watch to wear during the match that would be able to withstand shock with a hint of elegance. The initial idea was to place a barred cage on top of the crystal to prevent breakage, however with a lack of elegance, the idea was scrapped. The fathomable idea of constructing a reversible case where the dial side can be flipped over with the caseback facing up to protect the crystal from shock was officially submitted for patent approval on 4th March 1931: “A watch capable of gliding in its carriage and turning over on itself completely.” The Reverso was born.

    Introduced to the public in 2006, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Triptyque celebrated the 75th anniversary of the paramount model of the house, Reverso. Named the Triptyque, it comprises 18 incredible complications, and was the first ever to feature three dials on the iconic oversized Reverso case. With a complicated movement composed of 650 individual components, a twin barrel is fitted to power the 18 complications featured and still maintaining a comfortable 48-Hour power reserve. With most generic dual-faced wristwatches featuring an irreversible dial on the caseback side, the Reverso boasts its mechanical excellence in transfusing power from the caliber to the carriage, even when reversed. On the main dial, it features the time, a 2-Day power reserve indication, 24-Hours indication and the impressive tourbillon regulator. Once reversed, the second dial features complicated indications such as the archeological chart of the Northern Hemisphere with specific calibration to Hong Kong, zodiac calendar, equation of time and sunrise and sunset. Lastly, the dial featured on the inner carriage displays a perpetual calendar, moon phases and leap year indication. One can only imagine the extreme micro engineering intricacies required to execute such feat to combine all elements of traditional watchmaking and contemporary technological innovations. With all three dials visible and practical without having to take the watch off one’s wrist is simply an artistry to admire and develop from. With an approximated six long years for the team at Jaeger-LeCoultre to develop and execute the impressive Triptyque, it is without a doubt one of the most coveted and complicated wristwatches manufactured by the firm.

    The present example belongs to the limited edition series made to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Reverso and is numbered 66 out of 75 pieces. A magnificent opportunity for admirers of the intricate art of complicated wristwatches to acquire an important milestone example of one of the most complicated Reverso wristwatch manufactured by no other than Jaeger-LeCoultre.

  • Catalogue Essay

    2006年,積家為紀念「Reverso 翻轉」系列發行75週年,發表推出「Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque」超卓複雜功能三面翻轉系列腕錶。此錶款搭載18項複雜功能,機芯包含642個零部件,79顆寶石,2個發條盒以持續48小時動力儲存,當時申請了5項專利,包括絕妙設計的萬年曆能量傳動裝置,為世界首創的三錶盤讀時腕錶。

    主錶盤顯示時間讀時及陀飛輪裝置,背面錶盤備星象圖,黃道十二宮曆,時間等式及日出日落時間顯示,翻轉錶盤時則可見第三面設計錶盤的萬年曆顯示。「Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque」由設計到面世經過多年的精心研發,成功創製出數十年來難得一見的複雜功能腕錶,可謂積家的自信傑作。

  • Maker Bio

    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. 241.6.65
An extremely rare, very complicated and large platinum limited edition reversible tourbillon instantaneous perpetual calendar rectangular wristwatch with triple dials featuring the date, 24 hours, moon phases, equation of time, zodiac calendar, astronomical chart, sidereal time, sunrise and sunset time display, power reserve, day and night and leap year indicator, numbered 66 of a limited edition of 75 pieces.

積家,「Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque」型號241.6.65,超卓複雜功能,限量版鉑金可翻轉三面錶盤腕錶,備陀飛輪、同步萬年曆、時間等式、黃道十二宮曆、天文圖象、恆星顯示、日出及日落時間、閏年、日夜顯示、動力儲存,限量發行75枚,編號第66號,約2009年製 「FIRST」原物主收藏、首現拍賣市場

Circa 2009
38mm Width
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 66/75

Estimate
HK$500,000 - 1,000,000 
€57,300-115,000
$64,100-128,000

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Thomas Perazzi
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019