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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2450

    JAEGER-LECOULTRE. A FINE TITANIUM SEMI-SKELETONISED MINUTE REPEATING PROTOTYPE WRISTWATCH WITH 15 DAY POWER RESERVE AND SPRING TORQUE INDICATION

    SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, MASTER GRANDE TRADITION MINUTE REPEATER MODEL, NO. PROTO 0, CASE NO. 2’653’392 CIRCA 2012

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    JAEGER-LECOULTRE. A FINE TITANIUM SEMI-SKELETONISED MINUTE REPEATING PROTOTYPE WRISTWATCH WITH 15 DAY POWER RESERVE AND SPRING TORQUE INDICATION

    SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, MASTER GRANDE TRADITION MINUTE REPEATER MODEL, NO. PROTO 0, CASE NO. 2’653’392 CIRCA 2012
    Cal. 947 mechanical movement, 43 jewels, twin mainspring barrels, minute repeating on two gongs by two hammers, semi-skeletonised dial, outer grey chapter ring with applied dagger numerals, two large fan-form sectors for 15 day power reserve and spring torque indication, circular case, repeating activated by slide in the band, glazed display back secured by four screws, stainless steel Jaeger-LeCoultre double deployant clasp, case, crystal and movement signed

    44 mm. diam.
    US$60,000-77,000


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    With Jaeger-LeCoultre instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    With the ideology of creating well-crafted Minute Repeating timepieces that can chime with superb melody, harmony, and volume, Jaeger-LeCoultre has successfully charmed the attention of watch connoisseurs with their modern repeating watches.
    The present lot created by Jaeger-LeCoultre beautifully exemplifies the repeating mechanism. Every single detail of the watch is designed to provide greater amplitude when the watch chimes, for example skeletonized movement is not only mesmerizing when admired it can also provide more room inside the case and as a result produce a sound of greater volume. Furthermore, to enhance a greater and clearer volume of chimes, the minute repeating mechanism in this watch is equipped with patented “crystal cathedral gongs.” The gong has its heel directly attached to the sapphire’s crystal, allowing the vibrations, which is initially trapped in the case to be transmitted outward. In other words, it ensures that the sound of the striking gongs will be louder and clearer.
    Jaeger-LeCoultre has created the present watch to stay true to the spirit of the Master Grande Traditional line.  It once again reflects the magnificent artistry of the brand.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Pre-Lot Text

    With the grand opening of the 1881 Heritiage Boutique store in Hong Kong in year 2011, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the, Proto Zero Project. Prototypes of a selection of iconic limited edition watches created by Jeager-LeCoultre were sold at the event. 10% of the profit from the sale at the time was donated to the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation (ECSAF), a Hong Kong-based Charity that aided to prevent sexual abuse of children who are under the age of 18.

    Examples of watches that have been sold at the charity event include lots: 2450 and 2451.