Watch collectors know how difficult it is to acquire, much less find, a significant, historical timepiece in the world market. The smallest lead about a sought-after watch is enough for them to conduct a thorough investigation. Once proven authentic, then the cycle of negotiations start for the possible purchase of the watch.
With this in mind, Jaeger-LeCoultre is proud to present The Collectibles, a meticulously curated collection of rare and sought-after timepieces that represent milestones for both La Grande Maison and 20th-century watchmaking.
Simply visit their website at jaeger-lecoultre.com, click on The Collectibles tab, and browse through a selection of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s most emblematic timepieces. The first to be offered are fine examples of a Geophysic, a Memovox Parking, a Master Mariner Deep Sea, and a Shark Deep Sea. Every Collectibels timepiece is presented with an extract from Jaeger-LeCoultre archives, a new watch strap, and a complimentary copy of The Collectibles coffee table book. In addition, when available, the original box and papers, and original strap or bracelet will be included.
Every piece offered through The Collectibles is thoroughly vetted by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s historical experts and fully serviced and restored by the specialized watchmakers of the Manufacture’s restoration workshop. Over time, a continually evolving selection of timepieces will be available for purchase.
“Being able to restore these remarkable timepieces and offer them once again is a nice tribute to our current environment, in which sustainability and second lives have come to the fore,” says Catherine Réiner, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre. “It is fantastic to see 50- or 80-year-old pieces given new life. For me, that symbolizes the beauty of our world – of timeless and durable objects to be passed from one generation to the next.”