JAEGER LECOULTRE | REVERSO, REFERENCE 240.8.15, STAINLESS STEEL REVERSIBLE RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH WITH 8-DAY POWER-RESERVE INDICATION AND DATE, CIRCA 2003
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 GBP
REVERSO, REFERENCE 240.8.15
STAINLESS STEEL REVERSIBLE RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH WITH 8-DAY POWER-RESERVE INDICATION AND DATE,
Calibre: cal. 875 manual winding, 25 jewels
Case: stainless steel reversible, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 2’185’414
Closure: black unsigned calf leather strap with Jaeger LeCoultre stainless steel folding clasp
Dimensions: 29.5mm width x 46.5mm length
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Jaeger LeCoultre guarantee dated July, 7th, 2003, user manual, Jaeger LeCoultre booklet and presentation case with outer packaging
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DIAL: in very good condition. Hands in very good condition.
CASE: in good condition with very minor scratches to the left side of the bezel from reversing the case, a few fins scratches to the top and bottom of the case.
MOVEMENT: running at time of cataloguing, date advancing, power reserve operational.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).
Conceived in 1931 to cater to demanding polo players, the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso has since become an all-time must have in any watch collection. The reversible case design meant the dial would be protected from any shock, while the other side could potentially have a custom engraving, or even unveil the movement or a second dial in more recent iterations.
The present stainless steel reference 240.8.15 bears a wonderful 8-day power reserve indicator as well as a large 'double guichet' date. The hand-wound calibre 875 can be observed on the backside of the reversible case, exposing its central duo-spring barrels. This watch was sold in July, 2003 and is offered with its full suite of accessories.