Jaeger-LeCoultre Triple Calendar with Moon Phase
- Catalogue Essay
- Maker Bio
Model Name: N/A
Year: Circa 1990
Reference No: 141.119.1
Material: 18K yellow gold
Calibre: Automatic, cal. 901
Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Jaeger-LeCoultre buckle
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
Accessories: Further accompanied by original Jaeger-LeCoultre box, instruction booklet and certificate.
- Triple calendar wristwatch is such an useful timepiece as it not only shows the date but also the day and month and this Jaeger-LeCoultre is a good example. The white dial has an outer date ring with central hand to show the date and has 2 aperture windows to show the day and month. It also has an aperture window to show the phases of the moon. This wristwatch has a circular case with stepped bezel, screw on back and the original 18K gold buckle.
- Not all companies in the watchmaking field have been able to stand the test of time quite like Jaeger LeCoultre, also known as the "watchmaker's watchmaker." Founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre and originally named LeCoutre, the firm provided watchmaking's top brands, such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet, the high-grade, unfinished mechanical movements with which they completed their watches.
In the early 1900s, Cartier's watch supplier Edmond Jaeger sought out LeCoultre's help in creating the world's thinnest watches. The collaboration resulted in the creation of Cartier's earliest Tank and Santos watches, all housed with LeCoultre movements. The duo decided to merge in 1937, and the firm officially became the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand by which collectors know and adore it today. Some of the firm's most significant and important timepieces include the Reverso, the Memovox, the Atmos clock and, among modern watches, their Master Complications.