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994. Jaeger-LeCoultre A fne and rare pink gold minute repeating rectangularshaped reversible wristwatch with guarantee and box, numbered 465 of a limited edition of 500 pieces 積家, 「Reverso」型號270.240.732,精細及罕有,限量版18K玫瑰金翻轉式 三問腕錶,限量發行500枚,編號第465號,約1999年製。附原裝證書、 錶盒、配件 Manufacturer Year

Jaeger-LeCoultre Circa 1999

Reference No. Case No.

270.240.732 Limited edition no. 465/500 Model Name Reverso Répétition Minutes Material 18K pink gold Calibre Manual, cal. 943, 38 jewels Bracelet/Strap Alligator Clasp/Buckle 18K pink gold Jaeger-LeCoultre deployant clasp Dimensions 26mm Width x 36.5mm Length Signed

Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed

Estimate

HKD 125,000-210,000 USD 16,000-26,900 Accessories Accompanied by Jaeger-LeCoultre Bulletin de Garantie stamped Vienna, Austria retailer A. Haban and dated October 19, 1999, warranty booklet, product literature, gloves and ftted wooden presentation box

The present lot is launched in 1994 with limited edition of 500 pieces. The pink gold case is no coincidence, as this is considered the precious metal which yields best acoustics thanks to the presence of copper in the alloy. The movement was designed in-house by watchmaker Eric Coudray and delivers remarkably clear sound, a true achievement given the limitations imposed by the case size and shape. Aesthetically, the piece is extremely understated, even the repeater slide is much less prominent than what is usually found on chiming watches, a consequence of the reversible case design. On the dial, however, a whimsical concession is made, and the regulating organ is visible through a dial opening. Such detail allows the repeater to truly come alive not only acoustically, but also visually. As a matter of fact, the regulating organ of a repeater is arguably the most “dynamic” feature to be found in a mechanical wristwatch afer the balance wheel.

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