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Jaeger-LeCoultre

Information about clock and watch makers Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre is a firm of clock and watch makers that were established in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre (1803-1831) who was later joined by his son Elie LeCoultre (1842-1917) at Le Sentier in the Vallee de Joux in Switzerland.

The firm was initially known as LeCoultre et Cie. In 1866, LeCoultre et Cie took the innovative step of bringing all their watchmakers under one roof to form a 'factory' rather than continue with the traditional array of separate workshops spread out of over an area specialising in different aspects of the process, which greatly enhanced their ability to produce precision movements.

In 1903, the Parisian watchmaker to the French Navy, Edmond Jaeger, challenged Swiss manufacturers to develop and produce the ultra-thin movements that he had invented, which was duly done by LeCoultre et Cie under the leadership of Jacques-David LeCoultre (1875-1948), who was Antoine LeCoultre's grandson. This successful collaboration led to the company producing the world's thinnest watch in 1907.

The collaboration continued until 1937 when LeCoultre et Cie formally merged with chronometer makers Jaeger in 1937 to form Jaeger LeCoultre, becoming one of the finest maker's of watches in the world.

Watches were sold in America under the LeCoultre brand name until the mid-1980s after which time all watches made by the firm have been produced under the name Jaeger LeCoultre.

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Lot FS30/110

Lot FS30/110: Jaeger-le-Coultre - A Lady's 9ct Gold Wristwatch

Jaeger-le-Coultre - A lady's 9ct gold wristwatch the circular dial with Arabic and baton markers, the reverse numbered '2189' on 9ct gold nine bar, gate-link bracelet together with fitted maroon case stamped 'Garrard'.

Estimate: £180 - £220
Realised: £220

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Lot FS29/856: Jaeger-LeCoultre, An Atmos Clock

Jaeger-LeCoultre, an Atmos Clock the movement stamped with the serial number to the top 145975, with the front stamped for Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Clock, the round white dial with raised Arabic and baton gilt numerals and dauphine hands, the glazed brass rectangular case stamped to the underside with the calibre number 526-5, height 22cm.

Estimate: £300 - £500
Realised: £290

Lot FS28/733

Lot FS28/733: Jaeger-LeCoultre, A Skeletonised Mantel Clock

Jaeger-LeCoultre, a skeletonised mantel clock the eight-day duration movement set within the resin case and having a lever escapement, signed to the plates Jaeger-LeCoultre, Swiss, 8, with two-tone gold and white tapered hands and baton numerals, with gilt Oriental style decoration on a black ground set within the case, standing on brass stepped feet, one being numbered 349, with a non-original leather box, height 16cm.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £450

Lot FS27/156

Lot FS27/156: Jaeger LeCoultre. A Gentleman's Stainless Steel 'Automatic' Wristwatch

Jaeger LeCoultre. A gentleman's stainless steel 'Automatic' wristwatch, the satin-finish dial with baton markers, centre seconds hand and date aperture in steel case numbered '873384' on leather strap, together with a guarantee stating 'Jaeger Le Coultre calibre 881 model E400 gent's steel full rotor automatic watch with date. 873384', dated 25 Mar 1963.

Estimate: £250 - £300
Realised: £600

Lot FS25/710

Lot FS25/710: An Unusual Jaeger-Le Coultre Atmos Clock

An unusual Jaeger-Le Coultre Atmos clock, the arched silvered dial having brass dauphaine and baton hour markings, brass dauphine hands, engraved decoration to the lower portion either side of the visible bob aperture and signed Jaeger-LeCoultre, Atmos, the arched case with raised bands of decoration to the sides, levelling screws either side, regulation lever to the rear and signed Le Coultre et Cie, Swiss, the back of the case signed with a presentation I PC 25 Years Service, HK Roscoe, 1963, the underside stamped in ink with the serial number 152060, complete with original case, height 21cm.

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
Realised: £820

Lot FS25/715

Lot FS25/715: Jaeger-LeCoutre A Skeleton Carriage Timepiece

Jaeger-LeCoutre a skeleton carriage timepiece with single cylinder escapement, fret cut brass and pierced rectangular chapter ring having Arabic numerals, contained in a polished chrome rectangular case, stamped 481 to the backplate, 12.5cm high, contained in a Morocco leather travelling case, numbered 481 to the underside of the case.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £600

Lot FS22/170

Lot FS22/170: Jaeger Le Coultre. A Gentleman's Stainless Steel 'Memovox' Wristwatch

Jaeger Le Coultre. A gentleman's stainless steel 'Memovox' wristwatch with baton markers, centre seconds, alarm dial indicator and date aperture in a steel case numbered '1208842' with two winders in the band and on flexible bracelet.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £880

Lot FS21/818

Lot FS21/818: Jaeger-LeCoultre, An Atmos Clock

Jaeger-LeCoultre, an Atmos clock the brass and glass case with canted corners and signed on the front glass Jaeger-LeCoultre, the movement also signed by the maker along with the serial number 127061, the round white chapter ring having raised Arabic and Dauphine numerals with brass Dauphine hands, the underside of the case marked with the calibre number 526-5, height: 225cm Complete with original travelling case and outer cardboard box.

Estimate: £500 - £700
Realised: £780

Lot FS20/979

Lot FS20/979: A Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Clock

A Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clock, the brass and glass case with canted corners and signed on the front glass Jaeger-LeCoultre, the movement also signed by the maker along with the serial number 127061, the round white chapter ring having raised Arabic and Dauphine numerals with brass Dauphine hands, the underside of the case marked with the calibre number 526-5, height: 225cm Complete with original travelling case and outer cardboard box.

Estimate: £500 - £700
Realised: £800

Lot FS19/690

Lot FS19/690: A Jaeger-LeCoultre Mystery Clock

A Jaeger-LeCoultre mystery clock the eight-day duration movement, with a lever escapement, 'floating' within the square gilt-brass and glass case, the chapter ring with black Roman numerals and with blued steel fleur-de-lys hands, the glass to the front signed 'Jaeger-LeCoultre' with a repeat signature to the movement, the underside of the base stamped 'Swiss, 508', height: 17 cm.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £190

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