Jaeger-LeCoultre | Master Minute Repeater, Reference 151.T.67S, A limited edition titanium semi-skeletonised minute repeating wristwatch with power reserve and barrel torque indication, Circa 2007 | 積家 | Master Minute Repeater 型號151.T.67S 限量版鈦金屬半鏤空三問腕錶，備動力儲備顯示及發條力矩顯示，約2007年製
Master Minute Repeater, Reference 151.T.67S
A limited edition titanium semi-skeletonised minute repeating wristwatch with power reserve and barrel torque indication, Circa 2007
Master Minute Repeater 型號151.T.67S
Calibre: cal. 947 mechanical, 43 jewels
Case: titanium, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 2'403'550 and limited edition 16/200
Closure: black Jaeger-LeCoultre alligator strap and titanium double folding clasp
Size: 44 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Jaeger-LeCoultre Warranty Certificate, loupe and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All function is working properly. The minute repeating is in phase and chimes with a very nice tone and clarity. The watch is in excellent overall condition with only very light surface wear that is hardly visible with the naked eye.
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."
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Minute Repeater is a fascinating timepiece which demonstrates the technological advancement of contemporary watch making. Its most intriguing feature would be integrating a classical minute repeater with a water resistance case of up to 50 meters. The reason why these two elements have never come together in the history of watchmaking is because the standard of a minute repeater is justified by the sound, clarity and richness of each repeater’s tone, however when the casing of a watch is completely sealed off for water resistance purposes, it reduces the above qualities.
By employing a patented crystal gong, which has the heel of the gong soldered to the watch’s sapphire crystal, Jaeger-LeCoultre has broken the tradition by creating a water-resistant case which can also transmit an unimaginable sounding chime.