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    Sale 12572

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    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2535

    JAEGER-LECOULTRE. A FINE 18K PINK GOLD LIMITED EDITION RECTANGULAR REVERSIBLE PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE, LEAP YEAR, DAY AND NIGHT INDICATION AND MOON PHASES

    SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, REVERSO QUANTIÈME PERPÉTUEL MODEL, NO. 330/500, REF. 270.2.55, CIRCA 2000

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    JAEGER-LECOULTRE. A FINE 18K PINK GOLD LIMITED EDITION RECTANGULAR REVERSIBLE PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE, LEAP YEAR, DAY AND NIGHT INDICATION AND MOON PHASES
    SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, REVERSO QUANTIÈME PERPÉTUEL MODEL, NO. 330/500, REF. 270.2.55, CIRCA 2000
    Cal. 855 mechanical movement, 39 jewels, silvered engine-turned dial, Arabic numerals on silvered brushed chapter ring, fan-form aperture for day and night indication, sector for subsidiary seconds combined with leap year indication, the reverse side with silvered engine-turned dial, fan-form sector for retrograde date and moon phases combined with lunar calendar, two subsidiary dials for month and day in French, rectangular case, back secured by four screws in the ends, all pivoting within the rectangular backplate, 18k pink Jaeger-LeCoultre deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    26 mm. wide
    US$9,600-12,500


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    With Jaeger-LeCoultre undated Certificat de Garantie, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    Introduced in 2000 in a limited edition of 500 pieces in pink gold, the present Reverso Quantième Perpétuel is numbered 330/500 and was the final large-size pink gold Reverso with complications produced before the line was redesigned. The Reverso was originally designed as a watch for polo players and has become Jaeger-LeCoultre's best-selling model. The reverse side of the dial contained a steel panel that would protect the dial and crystal of the watch during a polo match. The idea was conceived by Swiss traveler Cesar de Trey in 1930, and production began in 1931.

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