A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.
71 Jaeger LeCoultre Rare and Attractive Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Two Tone Silver Dial and tachymetric Scale
Estimate: € 16,000 – 30,000
Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 275365
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: Yellow Gold
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
In 1833, following the invention of a machine that could cut watch pinions from steel, Antoine LeCoultre (1803–1881) opened a small laboratory at Le Sentier, where he put his watchmaking skills to create high quality timepieces. He didn’t knew that he would capture the world’s attention, making history while continuing to revolutionize watchmaking as the company grew. From that moment on many other innovation came and in 1884 he added another milestone on the horology highway with the creation of the first instrument to measure the micron and in four years, he would have received awards at the inaugural Universal Exhibition in London for his breakthrough work on a lever-winding mechanism. After his death the company developed till becoming nowadays one of the most appreciated for quality and beauty of its watches. The field of chronographs was widely explored by Jaeger in past and recent years giving birth to some very interesting and nice models such as the present lot fully realized in 18k yellow gold. Coming directly form the late ’60s, this chronograph is definitely well preserved with a nice bracelet with big inner links and thinner one on the borders. The case is composed of only two pieces with screw down back with very deep case numbers, inclined bezel and lapidated lugs. The original dial is in minty conditions with outer tachymeter scale in light blu which draws slightly the blue color of the inner part of the applied indexes and hands. Its two-tone style is simply perfect and fascinating with the sunken 3 subsidiary dials with outer perimeter in yellow gold. This chronograph has a manual winding movement caliber Valjoux 72. Very nice and beautiful, this watch is fresh example of Jaeger LeCoultre’s chronographs.