Jaeger-LeCoultre - Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I Hong Kong Thursday, July 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: Circa 1999
    Reference No: 270.2.58
    Case No: No. 035/500
    Model Name: Reverso Géographique
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 858, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Jaeger-LeCoultre deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 26mm width x 36.5mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Jaeger-LeCoultre Certificate, guarantee booklet, instruction manual, product literature, setting pin, hang tag, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its first introduction in 1931, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has become the most iconic model of the established firm. To commemorate its 60th anniversary, a limited series of six models were released within a decade, each incorporating various complications in its iconic reversible case with some examples featuring an additional dial on the reverse to cater towards its fruitful offering of various complications.

    The present Jaeger-LeCoultre Géographique features a dual-time complication and a GMT function interpretated in two separate dials. The second dial accurately display time in two zones 12 hours apart, indicated in the two fan-shaped apertures at 6. The time shown on the dial is accompanied by a small day/night indication at 5 o' clock, and a GMT+/GMT- indication at 7. The GMT +/- indication refers to the two cities shown in the fan-shaped apertures, one tagged GMT -, the other GMT +, and indicates to which of them the day/night indication refers.

    Limited to 500 examples, the present travel watch numbered 35 from the original owner is preserved in excellent overall condition and complete with its full set of accessories. A perfect timepiece for the dedicated jetsetter, the elegant Reverso Géographique will surely impress the new owner with its practical functionality and iconic looks.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner

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Ref. 270.2.58
A fine and rare pink gold rectangular-shaped reversible dual-time wristwatch with small seconds, day and night indication, certificate and presentation box, numbered 35 of a limited edition of 500 pieces

Circa 1999
26mm width x 36.5mm length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$95,000 - 160,000 
€11,800-19,800
$12,200-20,500

Sold for HK$302,400

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)