JAEGER-LECOULTRE | GRAND REVÉIL, REF 180.1.99 YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH ALARM, MOON PHASES, 24-HOUR AND YEAR INDICATION CIRCA 1995
GRAND REVÉIL, REF 180.1.99
YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH ALARM, MOON PHASES, 24-HOUR AND YEAR INDICATION
Calibre: cal. 916 automatic, 31 jewels
Movement number: 2'296'503
Case: 18k yellow gold, back secured by 6 screws
Case number: 0'375
Closure: 18k yellow gold Jaeger-LeCoultre buckle
Dimensions: 41 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
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MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing, the calendar advancing and the alarm functioning.
CASE: in good and attractive condition still retaining sharpness and nice proportions to the case and lugs. The engravings on the back are still crisp and the hallmarks on the band visible, though slightly rubbed. Fine oxidation and some light surface wear is visible with the naked eye throughout.
DIAL: in very good condition with very minor surface blemishes visible, such as very fine scratching to the outer ring of the subsidiary dials. The luminous material has nicely aged and no longer shows a reaction under UV light. The material on the hand reacts but fades right after exposure. There is a fine oily sheen visible on the moon phases aperture disc when looking at it at an angle.
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.
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Jaeger-LeCoultre is famous for producing alarm watches ever since it launched the Memovox model in 1950. “Memovox reminds, notifies and wakes up” read the tag line used in an advertisement from back then. Being a very utilitarian watch, the design was kept clean and simple.
After the Quartz Crisis, Jaeger-LeCoultre developed a new alarm watch in combination with the complication of a perpetual calendar. The result is the present Grand Revéil model released in 1989 and cased exclusively in precious metal.