JAEGER LECOULTRE | CHRONOGRAPHE A DUOMETRE, REF 600.6.28.S, PLATINUM SPLIT-SECONDS MONOPUSHER CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 2009
CHRONOGRAPHE A DUOMETRE, REF 600.6.28.S
PLATINUM SPLIT-SECONDS MONOPUSHER CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH
Calibre: cal. 380 manual winding, 49 jewels
Movement number: 3'548'391
Case: platinum, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 2'460'283
Closure: 18ct white gold Jaeger LeCoultre double folding clasp
Dimensions: 42mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Jaeger LeCoultre Guarantee Certificate dated October 30, 2009, booklets and presentation case with outer packaging
Movement: running at the time of cataloguing, chronograph starts, stops and resets. Both power reserve indicators are functional.
Case: with traces of wear throughout, notably to the bezel which bears deeper marks. The case profiles show surface marking, with two more noticeable marks to the bottom right lug profile.
Dial: dial and hands in excellent condition.
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.
"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."
Following a great run of creative masterpieces since the early 2000s, Jaeger LeCoultre released the Duomètre à Chronographe in 2008 in both pink gold and platinum. This exceptional monopusher foudroyante displays the recorded time to the 1/6th of a second. A highly important movement in the Manufacture's rich history, the calibre 380 introduced the Dual Wing concept, allowing the time display and chronograph complications to derive from one single regulating organ. The crown winds the two functions separately: the time through a clockwise rotation and the chronograph through a counter-clockwise rotation. Therefore, the striking yet subtle grained dial displays two independent power reserves.
The present example is arguably the most exclusive of the two available versions, boasting a solid platinum case. The intricate caliber 380 reveals its two massive barrels through the sapphire crystal display back. The present timepiece is offered with its complete suite of accessories.