One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
197 Jaeger-LeCoultre Rare and Attractive, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Silver tachymetric Scale Dial, Reference E335
Estimate: € 2,000 – 4,000
Sold € 5,200
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: 301219
Dimensions: 35 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. From that moment on, many other innovations 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. The field of chronographs was widely explored by Jaeger in the past and recent years giving birth to some very interesting and nice models such as the present steel lot. Coming directly from the late ’60s, this chronograph is definitely well preserved with a beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre Bracelet with big rectangular links fully elaborated. 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-blue and Arabic and luminous dot for the hours indexes. Its silver background is simply perfect and fascinating with the sunken 3 subsidiary dials. This chronograph has a manual winding movement caliber Valjoux 72. Very nice and beautiful, this watch is a fresh example of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s chronographs.