The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
46 Jaeger Le Coultre Rare and Attractive, Mystery, Tonneau-shaped Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, Reference 17 007
Estimate: € 4,000 – 8,000
Sold € 9,100
Reference: 17 007
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 1 279 192
Dimensions: 33 × 39 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
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. Since it was established in 1883, Jaeger LeCoultre never ceases to impress with a rich history of creating bold, even audacious, timepieces underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. Among the most interesting creations, this lot is for sure one of the most innovative with an uncommon shape and lavorations called “Mistery”. The tonneau shaped yellow-gold case is in great conditions with a bark finish lavoration, hooded lugs and an inner case held within 2 sapphire crystals mounted with 4 screws. Those two crystals show a transparent dial with gold center bark finishing in a sunburst design, all completed by yellow gold and black pencil hands. Very particular is the bracelet too with the same bark lavoration that matches perfectly the case and is very rare to find nowadays. The present Jaeger LeCoultre wristwatch has a manual winding movement and it is an outstanding example of the ’70s design.