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Geneva, Dec 08, 2022

LOT 156

Early water-resistant patented Frères Borgel – Taubert & Fils case, black dial; stainless steel

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

EUR 2,100 - 4,100 / USD 2,200 - 4,300 / HKD 16,600 - 33,200

Stainless steel, manual-winding, “tonneau”-shaped, Art Deco gentleman’s wristwatch, two-piece case, water-resistant with screwed case-back, the movement protected inside a soft iron calotte (protective container) against magnetic fields, black colour dial, with luminescent suspended Arabic numerals, radial indexes and subsidiary seconds at 6.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-6-8


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-8-01


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre, Le Sentier (Vallée de Joux)

Year circa 1935

Movement No. 99 274

Case No. 29 591 (by Frères Borgel, Geneva)

Material stainless steel

Bracelet black leather strap

Buckle stainless steel buckle

Caliber 32, 9’’’ ¾, straight-line lever escapement

Dimensions 37.2 x 28.4 mm.

Weight 32.2 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories copies of the invention patents


Case based on the Swiss invention patent No. 156 807, delivered on May 8, 1931, to Taubert & Fils, Geneva, for a “Boîte de montre hermétique”.


Case based on the British invention patent No. 385 509, delivered on May 9, 1932, to Taubert & Fils, Geneva, for a “Improvements in Fluid-tight Watches”.