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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 86

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS AND JAEGER-LECOULTRE “CAPTIVE”; 18K YELLOW GOLD AND RUBIES

18K yellow gold, keyless-winding, rectangular-shaped, purse-watch, designed as a match box, so-called “Captive, with braided pattern in imitation of basketry and ruby-set pusher (three rubies); slide out revealing the gold brushed dial, hinged inner case; the object can be used as a small table clock.

Brand Van Cleef & Arpels

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

Year Circa 1954-1955

Movement No. 1 029 251

Calibre  490, lever escapement

Case No. 152 586

Dimensions 37.7 x 26 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Original VC&A pouch

HKD 13,000 - 17,000

CHF 1,650 - 2,200 / USD 1,700 - 2,250

Sold: HKD 25,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original