JAEGER LECOULTRE | REVERSO "FOUR SEASONS", REFERENCE 276.1.62 A LIMITED EDITION YELLOW GOLD REVERSIBLE WRISTWATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL AND PAINTED ENAMEL PORTRAIT, CIRCA 1996 " | 積家 | Reverso 四季之夏 型號276.1.62 限量版黃金可翻轉腕錶，備琺瑯錶盤及彩繪琺瑯肖像，錶殼編號1912003及25/25，約1996年製"
REVERSO "FOUR SEASONS", REFERENCE 276.1.62
A LIMITED EDITION YELLOW GOLD REVERSIBLE WRISTWATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL AND PAINTED ENAMEL PORTRAIT, CIRCA 1996
Reverso 四季之夏 型號276.1.62
Calibre: mechanical, jeweled
Case: 18k yellow gold reversible
Case number: 1'912'003, limited edition 25/25
Closure: black Jaeger-LeCoultre alligator strap and 18k yellow gold folding clasp
Size: 36 mm length x 26 mm width
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The enamel dial is nice and intact. The polychrome enamel painting is beautiful with vibrant colours. The case and case back with light surface wear. Otherwise the watch is in excellent condition. The clasp with signs of wear.
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.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
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."
Originally painted by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, the Four Seasons is a collective set of four art panels personifying the cycles of nature. This extraordinary collection is reimagined onto the wrist by Jaeger LeCoultre's very own enameling master Miklos Merczel, who is well known for his miniature enameling techniques.
The following four watches were originally sold as a set and are numbered individually and 25 sets were made. The painted scenes are inspired by Alphonse Mucha, (24th July 1860-14th July 1939), the famous Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist. These limited edition watches represent the four seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Extremely well painted with vibrant colours and details, the seasons are an allegory, portrait with a woman surrounded by her dress that represents the colours of the season.
Blazing hot but cultured with life, endlessly long but embracing with warmth, the summer is depicted with a lady resting against a blossoming poppy field while dipping her feet into a cold soothing lake. Her red flower crown decorates her bright fiery hair, both contrasting perfectly against the vast infinity blue sky. The watch beautifully displays the coming of summer while showcasing the fine miniature enameling techniques of Jaeger LeCoultre.