Jaeger-LeCoultre - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
    Year: 1999
    Reference No: 270.2.73
    Case No: 89/500
    Model Name: Reverso Répétition Minutes
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 943, 38 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 Certificate of Guarantee, manual, guarantee booklets, presentation box, sales memo, suede pouch, magazine article, and gloves.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its inception in 1931, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has evolved into one of the most iconic models within the esteemed company's repertoire. Commemorating its 60th anniversary in 1991, a limited series of six models was introduced over the course of a decade, each featuring one of the classical complications.

    Unveiled as a limited edition of 500 pieces in 1994, the Reverso Répétition Minutes exudes class, elegance, and sophistication, showcasing one of the most cherished and complex complications—the minute repeater. Serving as the firm's inaugural minute repeating wristwatch and driven by the manual calibre 943 crafted by the esteemed watchmaker Eric Coudray, the chime is both magnificent and resonant, a remarkable feat given its modest case size. The classic design is further accentuated with a silver dial with guilloche center.

    The present example is numbered 89 out of 500, and is presented in outstanding overall condition, complete with its full set of accessories. For collectors seeking an elegant minute repeating wristwatch with an enduring iconic appeal, this is an opportunity not to be overlooked.

  • 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. 270.2.73
A very rare and fine limited edition pink gold minute repeating reversible wristwatch with guarantee and box, numbered 89 of a limited edition of 500 pieces

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

$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $40,640

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