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JAEGER-LECOULTRE: REVERSO `GYROTOURBILLON 2` LIMITED EDITION WRISTWATCH (53/75)


A rare and important limited edition watch, ref. 247.6.07, in platinum showcasing the exceptional horological expertise of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Featuring the patented spherical tourbillon with cylindrical hairspring, this watch is the 53rd watch from a limited series of 75 watches and has a reversing large platinum case that encloses a JLC 174 calibre with 58 jewels, finely composed of 371 parts, that needs to be wound manually. The case has a lock to prevent accidental movement. The watch dial has hour indices in Arabic numerals with a 24-hour indicator on one side, and a 50-hour power reserve indicator on the other side. With original straps, 18K white gold deployant clasp and assay marks. Dial, case and movement signed.

In 1833, Antoine LeCoultre, a self-taught watchmaker, founded a workshop where he developed a series of timepieces whose perfection and precision gained great renown. In 1866, LeCoultre and his son Elie became the first to establish a manufacturing unit for timepieces in the Vallee de Joux, calling it Lecoultre & Cie. It was only in 1903 that LeCoultre's grandson, Jacques-David, collaborated with Edmund Jaeger to develop ultra-thin calibre watches. This co-operative friendship soon led to the establishment of the brand Jaeger-LeCoultre, formalised as a firm in 1937. Today, the brand continues to produce watches and timepieces of excellent quality and precision, with more than a thousand different calibres to its name since its inception. Currently, Jaeger-LeCoultre has a presence in more than 18 countries.

The classic Reverso was originally created more than eight decades ago, in 1931. Designed by Rene-Alfred Chauvot, the historic masterpiece has hardly undergone any major changes over the years. Featuring the world?class technology and mechanisms that make the brand one of the most sought-after even today, the Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 (2008) is a tribute to the original that adds a modern update. While it still comprises the two-axis tourbillon introduced in the Gyrotourbillon 1 (2004), it also includes a ground-breaking cylindrical hairspring which stabilises a balance wheel made of gold (present in the original model, but which oscillates at a faster speed in the new series). Made in platinum and rose gold, with only 75 editions of each, this watch is undoubtedly a timeless collectible.







  Lot 35 of 40  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION | MUMBAI, LIVE
5 MARCH 2020

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Winning Bid
Rs 72,80,000
$104,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


JAEGER-LECOULTRE GYROTOUBILLON 2 WRISTWATCH


 









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