• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 218

    JAEGER-LECOULTRE. A LIMITED EDITION TITANIUM AUTOMATIC DIVING WRISTWATCH WITH GMT AND DATE

    SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, MASTER COMPRESSOR, DIVING GMT, NO. 0670/1500, CASE NO. 2463253, REF. NO. 160.T.05, CIRCA 2008

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    JAEGER-LECOULTRE. A LIMITED EDITION TITANIUM AUTOMATIC DIVING WRISTWATCH WITH GMT AND DATE
    SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, MASTER COMPRESSOR, DIVING GMT, NO. 0670/1500, CASE NO. 2463253, REF. NO. 160.T.05, CIRCA 2008
    Cal. 975D nickel-finished lever movement, 29 jewels, glucydur balance, black dial, applied luminescent Arabic and dagger numerals, date aperture, eccentric GMT dial at the 9 o'clock, blue and white movement operating indicator, circular water-resistant-type case, unidirectional revolving calibrated bezel, rubber clad crown with compression key system, screw back, case, dial and movement signed, stainless steel Jaeger-LeCoultre deployant clasp and rubber strap
    44mm diam.


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    Accompanied by a Jaeger-LeCoultre Certificate of Guarantee dated January 9, 2008, Certificate of Origin, leather presentation box, instructions pamphlet and outer packaging.

    Jaeger LeCoultre unveiled the Master Compressor Diving series in 2007, adding to the Master Compressor collection that had been released in 2002. The Master Compressor was named for its patented gasket-compression technology which is activated by a 180 degree turn of the crown ring. When activated, the Master Compressor Diving watch is as air-tight as a submarine hatch. The color blue is used on the dials in the Diving series because blue is the only color visible at depths of more than 30 meters. In addition, each model in the series includes a movement-operating indicator, an important feature that lets divers know the watch is working; on the GMT model, the indicator is the blue and white rectangle that moves each second but is much more visible than a thin second hand. The Master Compressor Diving GMT is unique in its blend of aesthetic shapes and lines and its sturdy, user-friendly construction. The present watch is number 670 of 1500.