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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 17, 2013

LOT 216

JAEGER LECOULTRE REVERSO ?JOAILLIER CALIBRE 101? NO. 1 Jaeger-LeCoultre, Reverso, No. 1, Ref. 280.3.70. Made in the 1990?s. Very fine, rare and elegant, rectangular, 18k white gold and diamond set lady?s reversible wristwatch with a Jaeger-LeCoultre 18k white gold and diamond set buckle. Accompanied by relevant literature on the watch.

C. Three-body, solid, polished and set with 236 white diamonds, four-sided reversible inner case for dial, one diamond-set, one for winding, and one with signature, polished back, sapphire crystal. D. Two-tone silver with painted Arabic numerals, concentric minute track. Black feuille hands. M. Cal. 101, baguette, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 15 jewels, lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 2 positions and temperature, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. DiAM. 11 x 27.5 mm. THiCkNEss 8 mm.

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

USD 11,000 - 16,000 / EUR 8,000 - 12,000

Sold: CHF 18,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

The Famous Calibre 101 Movement by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The calibre 101 was introduced in 1929 and at the time was celebrated as the smallest watch movement ever made, measuring 14 x 4.8 x 3.4 mm. The Duoplan movement itself was the idea of Paris watchmaker Henri Rodanet, an ingenious wheel train layout that allowed the movement to retain its timekeeping properties yet could be made in very small sizes for lady?s watches.