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CASE NUMBER: 243 of 500
CASE MATERIAL: Platinum
CASE DIMENSIONS: 26 x 42 mm
BRACELET MATERIAL: Jaeger-LeCoultre leather strap with Jaeger-LeCoultre platinum deployant clasp
BRACELET SIZE: 7 to 8 inches
FUNCTIONS: Time only
Withhistory dating back to the 1930s, the present fullyskeletonizedReverso, is a special limited edition with not a plain platinum case, but features an artisanally engraved 849R-SQ ultra thin caliber that has been adapted to the rectangular case. With a satisfying mass to the wrist, you know you're wearing something special. Made even more special by featuring a second generation folding clasp in platinum, no longer available as of 2006 on any JLC platinum watches of any price point. One is mesmerized by the free-hand exquisite engraving and visual engagement of the components when winding the watch or setting the time. This watch with Art Deco sensibility, contrasting strong rectilinear geometry with curves of the flanks, is beyond stunning. Accompanied by a Jaeger-LeCoultre box and an instruction booklet.
PROPERTY OF A CALIFORNIA GENTLEMAN
Case in very good condition, with few light scratches commensurate with light wear. Bracelet with some signs of moderate wear and clasp presents more visible scratches, consistent with wear. Crystal is in excellent condition on both sides. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that there is no guarantee on the future working of the movement.
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