• Important Watches auction at Christies

    Sale 2610

    Important Watches

    14 December 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 286

    Jaeger-LeCoultre. A Fine and Rare Limited Edition Platinum Perpetual Calendar Multi-Axis Spherical Tourbillon Wristwatch with Retrograde Day, Month and Leap Years, 8 Day Power Reserve Indication and Equation of Time

    SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, GYROTOURBILLON 1, NO. 17/75, REF. 149.6.07.S, CIRCA 2006

    Price Realised  

    Jaeger-LeCoultre. A Fine and Rare Limited Edition Platinum Perpetual Calendar Multi-Axis Spherical Tourbillon Wristwatch with Retrograde Day, Month and Leap Years, 8 Day Power Reserve Indication and Equation of Time
    Signed Jaeger-LeCoultre, Gyrotourbillon 1, No. 17/75, Ref. 149.6.07.S, Circa 2006
    Cal. 177 mechanical movement, 117 jewels, inclined multi-spherical tourbillon visible through an aperture, ruthenium rhodium-plated dial, time display with Arabic numerals on a polished chapter ring and solar minute hand, two retrograde hands for date display beneath a frosted crystal, one retrograde hand for month at 8 o'clock with associated retrograde hand on the movement for leap year indicator, 8-day power reserve indicator at the 4 o'clock, engraved sapphire crystal display back secured by four screws, platinum Jaeger-LeCoultre deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    44.5mm diam.


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    Accompanied by an undated Jaeger-LeCoultre Guarantee Certificate, Jaeger-LeCoultre Repair Guarantee Certificate dated May 15, 2012, and product literature.

    The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon 1 is the world's first spherical tourbillon. Production began in 2004-2005, with only about 20 pieces being produced each year. A traditional tourbillon will rotate on one axis, while the Gyrotourbillon 1 rotates on two axes.

    With the addition of an 8-Day power reserve, equation of time, and retrograde perpetual calendar, this highly complicated watch is truly a feat of mechanical engineering.

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