13 Press Releases

Tag: Jaeger-LeCoultre

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    Decorative Arts, Antiques, & Collectibles Lead Upcoming Akiba Antiques Auction

    Akiba Antiques presents a selection of decorative arts, antiques, and collectibles in the upcoming August Mid Summer Rush Auction. Highlighted is a LeCoultre Atmos mantel clock. Jaeger-LeCoultre grew from a partnership between two Swiss watchmakers in 1937. They went on to create one of the most efficient timepieces of the…

    Atmos LeCoultre Model K1 Mantel Clock
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    Bonhams Presents Watches by Charles Fasoldt, Rolex, and Albert H. Potter

    Charles Fasoldt is considered one of the most influential watchmakers of the 19th century. He pioneered a double-wheel lever escapement, which was a major contribution to the American watch movement. Charles Fasoldt’s chronometer desk timepiece will cross the auction block with Bonhams during its upcoming Fine Watches and Clocks sale.…

    ROLEX. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE 14K GOLD MANUAL WIND CHRONOGRAPH BRACELET WATCH
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    Patek Philippe’s Worldtime and Calatrava Watches Highlight Hindman Sale

    Invented in 1931 by Swiss watchmaker Louis Cottier, the Worldtime wristwatch displays all 24 time zones in a single timepiece. Patek Philippe was the first company to launch this watch through its Worldtime collection in 1939 after entering a partnership with Cottier. The upcoming Hindman auction features an 18-karat pink…

    PATEK PHILIPPE, 18K PINK GOLD REF. 5110R-001 'WORLDTIME' WRISTWATCH
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    Timepieces by Patek Philippe and B Haas Highlight Hindman Auction

    In 1996, Patek Philippe released its annual calendar watch, which requires adjustment only once per year. The annual calendar is one of the watch’s distinctive additions. The mechanism overcomes the shortcomings of traditional watches since it utilizes a complex cam and a large lever. The upcoming timepieces auction, presented by…

    PATEK PHILIPPE, 18K YELLOW GOLD REF. 5036/1J-001 ANNUAL CALENDAR WITH MOON PHASE WRISTWATCH
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    Jewels & Watches

    Henri Rodanet (1884-1956), the descendant of a family of Parisian watchmakers, joined Jaeger LeCoultre after World War I. At the time, small wristwatches were beginning to be marketed toward women. The duo wanted to make small size lady’s watches without compromising on quality. Rodanet brainstormed the idea and came up…

    Art Deco Jaeger-LeCoultre Diamond Ladies Watch in Platinum
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    New York Jewels

    The velvet blue Kashmir sapphire was first found in the 18th century and is among the most highly-valued sapphires on the market today. Kashmir sapphires were discovered in the Himalayan mountains at a height of 4,500 meters. Mining operations from 1882 to 1887 led to the discovery of high-quality large…

    A GROUP OF GEM-SET JEWELRY
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    Most Wanted

    The Ballon Bleu de Cartier wristwatch combines Cartier’s signature jewelry designs and intricate watchmaking techniques. Launched in 2007, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier is a favorite among celebrities and royals such as Kate Middleton. The Ballon Bleu gets its name from its two prominent features: the blue sapphire cabochon set…

    18k Gold, Enamel & Diamonds Ring
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    Jewelry Week / Silver - Watches & Clocks - Coins - Session 3

    In the 1960s, Rolex replaced its Chronograph watch series with a more cosmetic version called the Rolex Cosmograph. The Cosmograph watches have a bezel engraved tachymeter scale as opposed to the conventional dial-printed Chronographs. To advocate the brand’s association with speed, Rolex launched the Cosmograph Daytona in 1963. Named after…

    Rolex - A steel wristwatch, Rolex Submariner, ref. 16610LV, with box
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    Premier and Emporium Auctions

    Luxury watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Master Control in 1992. With its launch, the firm also introduced a rigorous testing period of 1,000 hours. Product accuracy and resistance to temperature, air pressure, shocks, magnetic fields, and water resistance is assessed. The Master Control became the first watch to undergo the…

    Girolamo Savonarola Medal
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    Important Watches

    A wristwatch made for racing drivers, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona was designed to measure elapsed time and calculate average speeds. The name refers to Daytona, Florida, where racing thrived in the early 20th century. The first series came to be known as the "Paul Newman" Daytona, named after the well-known…

    Rolex Daytona Paul Newman Ref. 6239 in Steel
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    Important Watches

    Based on the reference 5020, which was also known as the ‘TV’ screen due to its particular cushion-shaped case design, Patek Philippe produced a variant, the reference 5021. These watches were made with pavé-set diamond bezel and lugs, chaton-set diamond marker, and black lacquer dials. So far, only two examples…

    Important Watches
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    Jewelry and Watches Auction from Nacional Monte de Piedad

    For over eight decades, Harry Winston set the standard in fine jewelry and luxury watchmaking. From generations of young people to Hollywood legends and royals, the brand has maintained its popularity. A Harry Winston wristwatch is among the highlights of the upcoming Jewelry and Watches Auction presented by Morton Subastas.…

    JAEGER-LECOULTRE MASTER CONTROL 1000 HOURS REF. 140.2.93.S. wristwatch.
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    July 24 Summer Auction Highlights: Fine Jewelry & Coins

    Our upcoming summer auction features more than 200 lots of mostly fine jewelry and coins. The auction is slated for Wednesday, July 24th. Previews will be held at Gray’s gallery, Monday thru Friday, July 18th to 24th, from 10 am to 5 pm; and on Saturday, July 20th, from 12 noon…