Jaeger-LeCoultre Duoplan Damen
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No original box, no original papers
Jul 1, 2021 - Jul 13, 2021
|Reference number||0,950 Platin 18K Gold DAU Jaeger LeCoultre Duoplan 26 Brill.|
|Bracelet material||White gold|
|Year of production||1960 (Approximation)|
|Condition||Good (Light signs of wear or scratches)|
|Scope of delivery||
No original box, no original papers
|Location||Germany, Bayern - Schwabach|
|Bracelet material||White gold|
|Clasp material||White Gold|
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Absolutely exclusive, one can say worldwide almost unique luxury ladies wristwatch Jaeger Le Coultre Duoplan, solid 0.950 platinum and clasp 18K 750 white gold with 26 diamonds / diamonds, together 0.3 carats, in absolute best condition!
This gorgeous luxury watch comes directly from a total overhaul at the guild master watchmaker, runs and functions flawlessly and is sold with a 12 month watchmaker warranty on all functions!
In 1925, the K7BF Duoplan caliber was developed with the aim of improving the precision of movements for wristwatches. At that time, small wristwatches were in fashion. Small movements, however, often lacked reliability. Developed by Henri Rodanet, the technical director of the Etablissements Ed. Jaeger, the movement of the Duoplan was arranged on two levels - hence the name of the model - and the winding crown was recessed into the case at the back. This way, despite the small size, a large balance could be used to improve the rate of the watch. The Duoplan was the first wristwatch with sapphire crystal in 1929. In 1928, the skeletonized pocket watch Grande Complication Enamel Bleu (caliber 17JSSCCRVQ) with minute repeater, double-hand chronograph and perpetual calendar was produced.
In 1929, the development of the Duoplan led to the creation of what is still the world's smallest mechanical movement, the Caliber 101, whose original 74 (now 98) components together weighed about one gram. The second line of watches equipped with the Calibre 101, the Joaillerie 101 Étrier, appeared in the 1930s. In 1953, Queen Elizabeth ii wore a Jaeger-Le Coultre 101 on her wrist at her coronation. Since 1931, the Reverso model has been available with a reversible case, originally designed for polo players, with a mineral crystal that can be reversed to the back.
Queen Elisabth ii of England wore a Jaeger Le Coultre Duoplan at her coronation!
Case diameter: 12mm, movement number: 1295330, solid 0,950 platinum case + 18K 750 gold stamped clasp, 26 octagonal cut diamonds with together 0,3 carat (6 bigger and 20 smaller ones all around, see photos), total weight 11,7g
It is attached to a dark brown suede strap, probably/possibly the original strap from around 1920.
A wonderful, extremely exclusive luxury piece, exclusive and unique decoration on the wrist of every lady.
Platinum ladies watches from the 20's are very rare and sought after, if an absolute noname watch is made of platinum and the era and has diamonds no matter what quality, it is traded on all cases over Euro 1,000, - even if it has no original bracelet with hallmarked 750 gold clasp and the noname movements are much larger than this unique specimen.
This is an absolutely complete and unique artifact of one of the quality and luxury watch manufacturers at all: Jaeger Le Coultre with a unique, high-precision movement plus the also unique crown mechanism, with which the Etrier series from the house of Jaeger Le Coultre wrote watch history, and the probably original bracelet, in each case, however, the original clasp, an absolutely unique piece of (luxury) watch history.
This gorgeous luxury watch comes directly from a total overhaul at the guild master watchmaker, runs and functions flawlessly and is sold with a 12 month watchmaker warranty on all functions! Dial and glass perfect as new, diamonds top, case top except for minimal, barely visible opening marks on the side
Currently the cheapest authentic "Jaeger Le Coultre Duoplan" is offered on e Bay worldwide - and that in stainless steel and without diamonds - for Euro 2.200,-!!!
ez: 1-2 top, top, top! With the naked eye barely noticeable signs of age or use!
History of the military/luxury watch manufacturer Jaeger Le Coultre (source: Wikipedia):
Jacques David Le Coultre (1781-1850) and his son Charles Antoine Le Coultre (1803-1881) manufactured watch parts in Le Sentier and had made a name for themselves in improving the steel required for this purpose. The Le Coultre company was founded in 1833 by Jacques Le Coultre's sons Charles Antoine and François Ulysse Le Coultre (1813-1895) in the Vallée de Joux, Canton Vaud. Eleven years later, Antoine Le Coultre, who had made a name for himself with the manufacture of high quality pinions and the development of the "Le Coultre burin", invented a device for measuring micrometre distances, the millionometer. At the first World's Fair in London in 1851, he received a gold medal for his developments in the fields of precision and mechanization. In 1847, Antoine Le Coultre invented a keyless watch. It was equipped with a rocker, which was operated by a small pusher and which could be used to switch between the winding and the hand setting function. To avoid bankruptcy in 1858, a partner was sought and the company was renamed Le Coultre, Borgeaud & Cie. Fabrique d'Horlogerie en blanc. In 1859, the company had around 100 employees. From 1866, Antoine's son Élie Le Coultre modernized the company by introducing quality standards. By purchasing machines and uniting all the relevant trades under one roof, he created the first watch manufactory. This made it possible to produce over 350 different movements between 1860 and 1890, 128 of which were equipped with chronograph functions and 99 with repeater mechanisms. In 1877, Antoine Le Coultre and Auguste Borgeaud handed over the business to Le Coultre's descendants. Under the management of the three sons, the company was renamed Le Coultre & Cie. In 1888, the company employed 480 people, half of whom worked in the company's own premises in Le Sentier. In 1866, the company Le Coultre & Cie began to manufacture movements with small complications in small series. Then in 1891, two complications, the chronograph function and the minute repeater, were combined in one movement. This development led to the production of large complications in the mid-1890s.
Jacques-David Le Coultre (1875-1948), the grandson of Antoine Le Coultre, became head of watchmaking in 1900 and general manager in 1906. From 1902 onwards, Le Coultre & Cie manufactured most of the raw movements (French ébauches) of the Geneva-based watch brand Patek Philippe over a period of 30 years (in 1929, it had unsuccessfully sought a share in Patek Philippe). From 1907, Le Coultre & Cie supplied raw movements to the Parisian watchmaker and industrialist Edmond Jaeger (1850-1922), who came from Alsace, according to his designs for the world's flattest pocket watches (with calibre K145 with a height of 1.38 mm). In 1925, the K7BF Duoplan caliber was developed with the aim of improving the precision of movements for wristwatches. At that time, small wristwatches were in fashion. Small movements, however, often lacked reliability. Developed by Henri Rodanet, the technical director of the Etablissements Ed. Jaeger, the movement of the Duoplan was arranged on two levels - hence the name of the model - and the winding crown was recessed into the case at the back. This way, despite the small size, a large balance could be used to improve the rate of the watch. The Duoplan was the first wristwatch with sapphire crystal in 1929. In 1928, the skeletonized pocket watch Grande Complication Enamel Bleu (caliber 17JSSCCRVQ) with minute repeater, double-hand chronograph and perpetual calendar was produced.
In 1929, the development of the Duoplan led to the creation of what is still the world's smallest mechanical movement, the Caliber 101, whose original 74 (now 98) components together weighed about one gram. The second line of watches equipped with the Calibre 101, the Joaillerie 101 Étrier, appeared in the 1930s. In 1953, Queen Elizabeth ii wore a Jaeger-Le Coultre 101 on her wrist at her coronation. Since 1931, the Reverso model has been offered with a reversible case, originally developed for polo players, with a mineral crystal that can be reversed to the back.
After Jacques-David Le Coultre joined forces with Edmond Jaeger, watchmaker to the French Navy and supplier to Cartier, in 1930, the Jaeger-LeCoultre company name was created. Le Coultre was the first watchmaker in France to be named Jaeger-LeCoultre.
The Atmos atmospherically driven table clock was developed in 1928 by Jean-Léon Reutter in Neuchâtel, who sold the patents to Edmond Jaeger in 1930. The first version, patented in 1928 and now known as Atmos 1, was marketed in 1930 by the Compagnie Générale de Radiologie (cgr). In 1936, Le Coultre first acquired the patents for France, and in 1937 also for Switzerland. During the following ten years, the company devoted itself to improving the mechanism before starting to manufacture them in their present form in 1946. In 2003, jlc launched the Atmos Mystérieuse, powered by the Jaeger-Le Coultre Calibre 583 and consisting of 1460 components. Since 2008, Jaeger-Le Coultre has commemorated the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt by dedicating the Atmos Marqueterie to him in an edition of ten, based on Klimt's work The Expectation.
The cooperation of Le Coultre & Cie with Jaeger resulted in 1937 under Jacques-David Le Coultre in a merger of both companies under the name Jaeger-LeCoultre. The collaboration with Vacheron Constantin led to a merger of the two companies into the sapic holding company in 1938 under marketing director Georges Ketterer and administrative director Paul Lebet. One of Vacheron Constantin's directors, Henri Wallner, became managing director of sapic. Another managing director of Vacheron Constantin, Charles Constantin, remained in his position. Since the supply of raw movements was henceforth to be carried out by the workshops in Sentier, the raw movement developer of Vacheron Constantin, Albert Pellaton, left the company and moved to iwc as technical director in 1944. In 1944, the flattest wristwatch movement in the world at that time (caliber JLC903 or AP2003) was developed for Audemars Piguet, which was later also used by Vacheron Constantin (VC1003). Administrative director Paul Lebet died in 1945, and his position was transferred to Georges Ketterer. Chairman Jacques-David Le Coultre died in 1948, and was also succeeded by Georges Ketterer. Charles Constantin resigned in 1949 in favor of his nephew Léon Constantin. With the death of Henri Wallner in 1951, all of Vacheron Constantin's former directors had thus left the management.
From 1950, the Memovox wristwatch and from 1951 the Futurematic automatic watch were produced, followed in 1956 by the first wristwatch with automatic winding, the Memovox Automatic. On the occasion of the International Geophysical Year in 1958, Jaeger-Le Coultre developed a watch that was less sensitive to magnetic fields and shocks and was water-resistant: the Geophysic chronometer watch, which Jules-César Savary proposed as a watch for research stations in Antarctica. It was driven by the caliber K478BWS, which featured seventeen jewels, a Breguet hairspring, a swan-neck spring on the balance cock, a shock protection system and a Glucydur balance. In the year of its launch, Geophysic was presented to William Anderson, the captain of the first American nuclear submarine to enter the Atlantic from under the North Pole. This was followed in 1959 by the first automatic wrist alarm for divers, the Deep Sea Automatic Alarm.
In 1965, Georges Ketterer left sapic and Jaeger-Le Coultre as managing director and majority shareholder to head Vacheron Constantin, which had been spun off from sapic as a subsidiary at the same time. Roger Le Coultre's remaining shares in sapic were transferred to a holding company called Saphir. In 1967, jlc was involved with eleven other manufacturers in the development of the Beta 2, the first quartz wristwatch. In 1969, Saphir was sold to Favre-Leuba, the world's oldest continuously producing watch manufacturer at the time. The management of the Saphir was then taken over by Henry and Barbara Favre.
For the us market, due to tariff restrictions imposed by the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930, the Le Coultre brand name was retained from the 1930s to the late 1970s. For the same reason, the watch cases, dials and hands of these watches were made in the usa. During this time, the American company Vacheron-Constantin-Le Coultre, a subsidiary of Longines-Wittnauer, was responsible for the distribution of watches for the us market. The brand name Jaeger, on the other hand, was used for watches produced in France.
Hit by the quartz crisis, a majority share of the company was sold to vdo Automotive in 1978. In 1982, the world's thinnest quartz movement was offered with the K601 and later in the same year with the K608. In 1986, vdo sold 40% of its shares to Audemars Piguet, but later acquired the remaining shares in Jaeger-Le Coultre, which were owned by the Ketterer family (25%) and a bank (20%). After the quartz crisis subsided, the first wristwatch with perpetual calendar and automatic winding was produced in 1989 with the Grand Réveil, and since 2004 the Master Grand Réveil (like the previous one, with additional vibration alarm).
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