Lot 197
  • 197


20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • enamel, pink gold, alligator
  • length 46 mm
• cal. 849 manual winding lever movement • painted enamel dial featuring 'La Dormeuse', a seated nude concealed under the pink gold shutter dial with painted black Arabic numerals, shutters operated by a wheel at 2 • 18k pink gold reversible case, case back inscribed with model name and edition number • case, dial, and movement signed • with an 18k pink gold Jaeger-LeCoultre double folding buckle


CASEPlease note that the length is inclusive of lugs. Dimensions overall: 29 x 46 mm.Case in overall excellent condition with little wear. Bands with some superficial wear. Horizontal bands under the lugs with some light scuffs. Top of buckle with some light wear.DIALShutter dial and enamel dial in excellent condition. MOVEMENTShutter function, and movement in excellent condition. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Jaeger-LeCoultre Certificate of Origin, and a Guarantee Certificate dated May 2, 2012. Together with one 2012/2013 edition catalogue, one instructional booklet, one loupe, suede pouches, a cylindrical leather travel case, a small box, and a presentation box with outer packaging.Jaeger-LeCoultre's iconic Reverso wristwatch is elevated by skillfully painted miniature enamel dials in their limited edition series of five examples, the Reverso à Eclipses. The firm has long maintained a tradition of fine art through their workshop specializing in miniature enamel paintings. The present lot features an exceptional depiction of 'La Dormeuse', a seated nude, delicately rendered and enveloped with robust, warm colors. 

The Reverso à Eclipses is a unique reversible wristwatch featuring the in-house caliber 849. The hand wound caliber is ultra-thin, leaving ample room for the enamel dial, and the brilliant eclipse mechanism. A wheel at 2 o'clock activates a fine pink gold shutter to reveal the painted enamel dial. The effect is simply sensational.