194 Jaeger Le Coultre Unique and Precious, Reverso Joaillerie, Wristwatch in White Gold and Diamonds, With Jaeger Le Coultre Literature, Reference 280.3.70

Estimate: €15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Model: Reverso Joaillerie
Reference: 280.3.70
Case Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1990's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 101
Case N°: N° 1
Dimensions: 11 × 27 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Jaeger Le Coultre Litterature

The Caliber 101 is a revolutionary feat of fine watchmaking. A true icon, it represents a rare feat of micromechanical engineering and remains an outstanding example of Jaeger Le Coultre drive to push the boundaries of what is possible in a watch. Still representing the smallest movement to be fitted into the famous Reverso case, taking inspiration from the iconic Duoplan caliber. Launched in 1929, the Caliber 101 was designed to redefine women’s watches, to create timepieces that blend intricate, precision watchmaking techniques with the radiant beauty of high jewelry. The collections minuscule size and baguette shape reaffirm the unique alliance between high jewelry and fine watchmaking made possible by this exceptional mechanism. The lot here offered is the Number One and unique example of an incredible testimony of craftsmanship by Jaeger. The three-body, white gold, cylindrical case is entirely set with white diamonds, four-sided reversible inner case for dial, one diamond-set, one for winding, and one with signature, all preserved in remarkable conditions. The dial has a two-tone silver layout with painted Arabic numerals, inner minute track and black feuille hands. This reversible wristwatch comes with a Jaeger-LeCoultre 18K white gold and diamond set buckle, Jaeger literature and the precious engraving on the back “N° 1”: perfect specimen for collectors of first examples manufactured.