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Jaquet Droz

REFERENCE J028034201 GRANDE SECONDE TOURBILLON A LIMITED EDITION WHITE GOLD TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION, MADE IN 2009

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Jaquet Droz

Jaquet Droz

REFERENCE J028034201 GRANDE SECONDE TOURBILLON A LIMITED EDITION WHITE GOLD TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION, MADE IN 2009

REFERENCE J028034201 GRANDE SECONDE TOURBILLON A LIMITED EDITION WHITE GOLD TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION, MADE IN 2009

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

35,280

USD

Jaquet Droz


REFERENCE J028034201 GRANDE SECONDE TOURBILLON

A LIMITED EDITION WHITE GOLD TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION, MADE IN 2009


Dial: silvered

Caliber: cal. JD3 mechanical, 31 jewels

Movement number: J200.014.450

Case: 18k white gold, snap-on sapphire crystal display back

Case number: limited edition 25/28

Closure: 18k white gold Jaquet Droz buckle

Size: 47 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories:Jaquet Droz presentation box and Extract of the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2009, and a small fabric travel case

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The case with extremely minor signs of wear, hardly visible with the naked eyes. Otherwise it is in excellent condition and has only been worn once or twice.

Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


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."

Jaquet Droz roots can be traced back to the birth of Pierre Jaquet-Droz in 1720, a maker of extraordinary and automaton, singing bird boxes clocks (the second largest collection of his works can be found in the Patek Philippe museum in Geneva.


The current day company, relaunched in 1989 is based in La Chaux-de-Fonds and has built an impressive reputation of producing highly complicated and distinctive timepieces. The current watch, produced in 2009 is a Tourbillon Quantieme, with power reserve and retrograde date is distinctive of the brand and its history. The 3 dimensional dial has two apertures cut into it to display the 88 hour power reserve to the left, and on the right, a novel yet ingenious retrograde sweeping date display. The tourbillon (traditional, not flying) is visible below the main silvered dial and held in place by distinctive blued steel screws. The movement is an in house Jaquet Droz Caliber Jd 3 manual wound containing 31 Jewels, and the imposing 47mm case is 18k white gold with snap on exhibition case back and co-axial crown for date setting.


With an original retail price of in excess of 190,000CHF and was made in a limited edition of 28 in white gold (this is 25/28), and 28 in pink gold. The current example, property of an important Middle Eastern collector is accompanied by its presentation box in addition to an Extract from the Jaques Droz Archives.