The Auction Hammer – Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Art Deco
Next Saturday Antiquorum will auction a Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Art Deco, the most beautiful Reverso I’ve ever seen. Why? Just take a look…
The Reverso Art Deco was produced by Jaeger LeCoultre in the year 2000 and was the first Reverso with an engraved, skeletonized movement. The caliber is 822AD, a derivative of caliber 822 that is used in many Reverso models. When Jaeger LeCoultre opened the virtual museum this model immediately caught my attention.
The salmon colored dial, has a gorgeous guilloche finish and applied white gold dagger indexes. The white gold hour and minute hand are so-called dauphine hands. The white gold case measures 26 x 42 mm and is 10 mm thick. Antiquorum states it’s from 2002, while Jaeger LeCoultre says this model is only made in 2000. Probably this Reverso was sold in 2002, so that the papers are dated in that year. The estimate is set between $ 11,000 and $ 16,000 USD or 85,000 – 125,000 HKD (although they missed a zero in the last number!).
The JLC Reverso Art Deco is LOT 372 at the Antiquorum auction of Saturday June 25 in Hongkong. I’m curious what the hammer prize will be…
Thank you for discovering this beauty, Frank. It’s indeed an incredibly attractive watch.