Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Repetition Minutes
Since LeCoultre patented the Reverso design in 1931 there have been many iterations produced but our focus today is on the Reverso Repetition Minutes.
In 1991 Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated the 60th anniversary of the introduction of their remarkable Reverso watches with the release of 6 special models, each in an 18k pink gold-cased limited edition of 500 pieces, and each carrying a new movement unique to that series.
The Reverso Repetition minute is the third of the series that was released in 1994.
For those who don't know what a minute repeater is, it is a complication in a mechanical watch that chimes the hours and minutes at the press of a button. Meaning it chimes the time down to the minute, using separate tones for hours, quarter hours, and minutes.
The manufacturers, watchmakers and technicians at Jaeger-LeCoultre had to muster all their skills and ingenuity to create a minute-repeater in a rectangular calibre. They developed an entirely new repeating movement. The Calibre 943 comprised of 306 parts, finished and adjusted together by hand. Goldsmiths and designers combined their talents to create the 18-carat pink-gold case with the ribbed bolt to arm and release the repeating mechanism. An aperture in the silver, engine turned dial reveals the spinning governor of gold, blued screws and rubies that keeps the strike.
The Reverso Repetition Minute presented here has been fully serviced in 2017 by Jaeger-LeCoultre (With service papers).
The case is in very good condition with minor signs of wear. A brand new JLC alligator strap has been fitted on the Reverso to give it a new, fresh look.
It comes in a full set with boxes and papers.
If you desire to take a closer look at this precious timepiece, don't hesitate to contact us and make an appointment.
We are based in Ghent, Belgium
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|Reference||Q2122420 - 270.2.73|
|Size (Case)||46 mm x 28 mm|
|Material (Case)||Pink gold|