Tuesday, 29 November 2011, Hôtel Marcel Dassault, Paris.
France's biggest auction house, Artcurial, presents 250 unique watches and clocks, covering nearly 180 years of Jaeger-LeCoultre history.
The sale, entitled the "Jaeger-LeCoultre Unique Auction", will constitute the richest collection of Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces ever sold at auction. All of the brand's iconic collections will be featured, in addition to more limited but no less sought-after timepieces, including military watches, watches with the winding mechanism on the case back, lids or complete calendars, miniature mystery clocks, Duoplan étrier watches and countless other technical and stylistic marvels.
In 2003, Artcurial organised the first auction entirely dedicated to Jaeger-LeCoultre. Eight years later, in response to the demand from brand enthusiasts and aficionados of fine watchmaking, this exceptional initiative was repeated. Discover the 1958 Geophysic Chronometer watch, model no. 2985 now. Created in 1958 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Manufacture, the watch was designed for the scientists of the International Geophysic Year - an unprecedented scientific endeavour.