• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 247

    Jaeger-LeCoultre. An 18K gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, moon phases and alarm

    SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, AUTOMATIC, CALENDRIER PERPÉTUEL, GRAND RÉVEIL, AUTOMATIC, NO. 0294, REF. 180.1.99, MOVEMENT NO. 2'296'908, CIRCA 1990

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    Jaeger-LeCoultre. An 18K gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, moon phases and alarm
    Signed Jaeger-LeCoultre, Automatic, Calendrier Perpétuel, Grand Réveil, Automatic, No. 0294, ref. 180.1.99, movement no. 2'296'908, circa 1990
    Cal. 919 nickel-finished lever movement, 36 jewels, white dial, applied luminous dot and baton numerals, skeletonized blued steel hands with luminous arrow heads, sweep centre seconds, outer alarm ring with central hand, four subsidiary dials for month, date, day, moon phases and 24 hour indication, window for year indication at 2 o'clock, large circular case, stepped bezel and lugs, alarm winding and setting crown at 2 o'clock, calendar corrector at 8 o'clock, back secured by six screws, 18K gold Jaeger-LeCoultre buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    41 mm. diam.


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    With Jaeger-LeCoultre blank Guarantee and Certificate, two Servicing Certificates dated 2002 and 2006, instruction manual, original fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    The "Grand Réveil" model was launched in 1989 and features a unique alarm mechanism for a wristwatch, a bell struck by a hammer. It was the first automatic wristwatch combining a perpetual calendar and alarm. The gong is made of a special bronze alloy already in use during the late Ming Dynasty in China because of its long lasting resonance. It is suspended inside the case allowing it to vibrate musically when struck by the hammer.

    The model is illustrated in Armbanduhren - 100 Jahre Entwicklungsgeschichte by Kahlert, Mühe, Brunner, fifth edition, p. 444, pl. 1532.

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