JAEGER LECOULTRE | MASTER GRANDE TRADITION À RÉPÉTITION MINUTES, REF 151.2.67.S, LIMITED EDITION SKELETONISED PINK GOLD MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH 15-DAY POWER RESERVE AND TORQUE INDICATION, CIRCA 2008
MASTER GRANDE TRADITION À RÉPÉTITION MINUTES, REF 151.2.67.S
LIMITED EDITION SKELETONISED PINK GOLD MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH 15-DAY POWER RESERVE AND TORQUE INDICATION
Calibre: cal. 947 manual winding, 43 jewels
Movement number: 3'535'206
Case: 18ct pink gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 2493822, limited edition 002/175
Closure: 18ct pink gold Jaeger LeCoultre double folding clasp
Dimensions: 41mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Jaeger LeCoultre Guarantee Certificate dated February 25, 2008, booklets, loupe and presentation case with outer packaging
Movement: running at the time of cataloguing. Minute repeater is functional.
Case: in good overall condition with light signs of wear throughout. The fully mirror-like case bears light scuffing, mostly to the bezel.
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."
Released in 2007, the Master Grande Tradition à Répétition Minutes showcases the very best technology from Jaeger LeCoultre. Its skeletonised dial exposes an innovative mechanical marvel, namely the caliber 947. This two-week power reserve movement innovatively blends in with the pink gold case and its large sapphire crystals. The minute repeating hammers are indeed crafted from a confidential and proprietary material and feature a square cross-section, leading to a crisp and powerful sound.
The present example, bearing the limited edition number 002 was among the first examples out of only 175 to leave the Manufacture. This collectible timepiece is offered with its original Certificate dated February 25, 2008 and its full suite of accessories, including an elegant loupe, user manual and a booklet in addition to the wooden presentation case and its outer packaging.