JAEGER-LECOULTRE | MASTER GRANDE TRADITION MINUTE REPEATER, REF 187.0.23.S, LIMITED EDITION YELLOW GOLD MINUTE REPEATING REGULATOR WRISTWATCH WITH 15-DAY POWER RESERVE AND TORQUE INDICATION, CIRCA 2009
30,000 - 50,000 GBP
30,000 - 50,000 GBP
MASTER GRANDE TRADITION MINUTE REPEATER, REF 187.0.23.S
LIMITED EDITION YELLOW GOLD MINUTE REPEATING REGULATOR WRISTWATCH WITH 15-DAY POWER RESERVE AND TORQUE INDICATION
Calibre: cal. 947R manual winding, 45 jewels
Movement number: 3'590'836
Case: 18ct yellow gold, sapphire display crystal back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 2'649'592, limited edition 002/100
Closure: 18ct yellow gold Jaeger LeCoultre double folding clasp
Dimensions: 44mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Jaeger LeCoultre Guarantee Certificate dated December 22, 2009, booklets, loupe and presentation case with outer packaging
Movement: running at the time of cataloguing, all functions are operational.
Case: with signs of wear to the bezel, profiles and back. Light scuffing throughout. Hallmarks and serial numbers remain fully legible. The clasp is in good overall condition bearing some factory stickers.
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."
Jaeger LeCoultre launched the Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater in 2009, following the Maison's 175th anniversary. This technical tour-de-force stands among the first Jaeger LeCoultre pieces fitted with a novel silicon escapement. The impressive caliber 947R boasts for the first time a 15-day power reserve coupled with a minute repeater and a regulator display. The elegant dial displays the power reserve in addition to a torque indicator, allowing one to ensure the watch stays within its optimal accuracy zone. The precision is furthermore tested extensively thanks to the 1000 Hours Chrono Label, a newly introduced certification following lengthy and unforgiving tests.
A rarity, the present yellow gold example is part of a limited edition of only 100 pieces, and bears the number 002. This low numbered example is offered with its full suite of accessories and would be an appealing choice for the informed collector.